I HOPE ..

MAKE NO MISTAKE .. I FULLY REALIZE HOW BLESSED AND HOW LUCKY AND HOW FORTUNATE I AM TO BE ABLE TO TRAVEL AS I DO. THE ENTIRE POINT OF MY WEBSITE HERE IS TO REALIZE MY DESIRE THAT .. IN SOME SMALL WAY .. ONE OF MY POSTS OR ONE OF MY PHOTOGRAPHS WILL MAKE ONE PERSON'S DAY JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER.

TO FEEL GOOD .. DO GOOD !

I HOPE THAT SOMEONE VISITING MY WEBSITE WILL SEE SOMETHING ON IT THAT THEY WILL NOT EVER BE ABLE TO SEE OR TO DO OTHERWISE .. AND THAT THIS EXPERIENCE WILL MAKE THEIR DAY OR THEIR LIFE JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER !


IF YOU HAVE YOUR HEALTH AND ADEQUATE MONEY TO FOLLOW-YOUR-DREAM .. WITH DISCERNMENT .. FIND THE COURAGE AND HAVE THE GUTS TO DO WHAT GOD IS CALLING YOU TO DO!


TRULY THIS IS MY DOXOLOGY .. MY PRAISE TO GOD!

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Monday, 13 November 2017

NOV 13, 17 .. HOUGHTON, MICHIGAN .. THE A. E. SEAMAN MINERAL MUSEUM

The A. E. SEAMAN MINERAL MUSEUM is located in the city of Houghton, located on the Keweenaw Peninsula in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

It is on the campus of Michigan Technological University and it is, in a word, phenomenal.

Patti and I found the museum on Trip Advisor and what an attraction it is.

If you want to read a bit more about the museum, please click onto the two below links. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._E._Seaman_Mineral_Museum

http://www.keweenawheritagesites.org/site-ae_seaman.php

On a beautiful September afternoon, we spent several hours in the museum.

 

Below is a view of the side of the museum and the beautiful grounds that surround it.



When you step into the arctic entryway of the museum (see the first two photos above), you are greeted with an amazing and beautiful single piece of copper.



We are now inside of the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum. 

Below is a map of the museum.


In the next photo below, you see the very nice, high quality, gift shop.

 
Walking past the gift shop we are now in the main part of the museum.







Below is an absolutely magnificent quartz geode.





In the above photo, you don't get an accurate idea of the size of the quartz geode.

To give you an idea of how large the geode is, I put my hand on it.



In the above photo, the rock specimens look quite normal when they are viewed under normal light.

However, they contain phosphorescent minerals that brightly appear when these rock specimens are viewed under a black-light.








In the below photo, on the extreme right edge, in the distance, you will notice a small building with a bluish colored roof.


This small building is called The Copper Pavilion and it houses an enormous piece of copper. 

Below are a few close up photos of the Copper Pavilion.




Just look at the below single piece or boulder of copper.



We hope you all enjoyed a short visit to the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum on the campus of Michigan Tech in Houghton, Michigan.

Smiles..

Patti and Cap

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

NOV 8, 17 .. THE SHIPPING LOCKS AT SAULT SAINT MARIE MICHIGAN

While Patti and I were in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, we debated whether or not to go to Sault Saint Marie and see the shipping locks. 

WOW! Are we happy that we finally decided to drive up to the 'Soo Locks' (Soo is the vernacular for Sault Saint Marie) and see them. The below link to wikipedia will give you a lot of information about The Soo Locks.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soo_Locks

When we approached the locks, we were fortunate to see a ship that had passed through the locks and was en route to Lake Superior. I parked our truck and jumped out to snap the below photos. Will you look at the size of the ship in the below photos.





THE SAULT SAINT MARIE SHIPPING LOCKS.

After taking the above photos, we back tracked to the Visitor Center area where you can get excellent views of the locks themselves.




The ship in these photos is heading downstream into Lake 
Huron.






The rust colored ship on the left in the above and below photos is heading upstream into Lake Superior.



The first three photos below of the visitor's center were taken from the street side of the locks. The Visitor Center is outstanding.





The next two photos of the visitor's center were taken from the locks.




Now we will go inside of the Visitor Center.

I don't think you can see (from the below photos) how the shipping locks function, but I included them to show you some of the details you find in the Visitor Center.



The following photos are general shots within the Visitor Center.













The below photo was taken in the movie theater. The theater is a do not miss attraction within the Visitor Center.



What an incredible operation the Soo Locks are. We are so happy that we took the time and went to the effort to drive up to Sault Saint Marie and see what we saw. You could spend much more time than the three hours we spent at the locks. 

Miles of Smiles, 

Patti and Cap