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  •  Lovely! (2+ / 0-)
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    catsynth, howabout

    Next time, include some pictures from M-22 around the Leelanau Peninsula.  If I can, I will retire up there in a quirky and pretty little town called Northport.  It used to be called Wakazooville after Chief Wakazoo.  Yes, really! ;) Anyway, the drive commences in Traverse City, going north thru Northport and then south until you reach Empire, (I think) which is in the heart of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  
    Gorgeous state, wonderful people.

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    by JanL on Wed Feb 29, 2012 at 01:34:50 AM PST

    •  I drove there once on vacation in Traverse City. (3+ / 0-)
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      The M-22 road was barely a cowpath, and Traverse City was just a very small little town back then in the 1960's (~45 years ago), a touristy place, heh.
      Now from what I read, TC is a giant city, just incredible.
      We stayed at a motel right on the bay (it was set way back from the beach), remember rescuing my toddlers from some aggressive swans (might have been geese, got some pics in a box).
      Thanks for mentioning it, nice place to retire for sure. I'm remembering how that road twisted through the woods and along GT Bay, and the woods came right to the edge of the road.
      Holy Cherries, ~145k in the area:

      The population was 14,674 at the 2010 census, with 143,372 in the Traverse City micropolitan area. Despite its modest population, Traverse City functions as the major commercial nexus for a seven-county area totaling over 2,700 square miles (7,000 km2) and, along with cross-peninsula counterpart Alpena, is one of Northern Lower Michigan's two anchor cities.

      "Double, double, toile and trouble; Fire burne, and Cauldron bubble... By the pricking of my Thumbes, Something wicked this way comes": Republicans Willkommen auf das Vierte Reich! Sie Angelegenheit nicht mehr.

      by Bluefin on Wed Feb 29, 2012 at 03:14:56 AM PST

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      •  Good diary. I was a Michgander (3+ / 0-)
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        catsynth, howabout, JanL

        for a few years in the 70's and I remember another quirk about concurrent roads.  For a while I-75, US 10 and US 23 run conncurrently.  This is strange because the under the federal numbering system odd numbers are used to designate north-south highways, while even numbers designate east-west highways.  

        There is a similar quirk here in my native Massachusetts where state route 128 was labeled as part of I-95 South then morphs into I-93 North.

        "We must break the yoke of monarchy and make our country safe for hypocrisy" - Moe Hailstone, as played by Moe Howard

        by brae70 on Wed Feb 29, 2012 at 04:48:32 AM PST

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