May 2, 2008, 8:21 AM
Re: [richardkae] I may be an idiot. Maybe not.
I am attending Northern Michigan's MA in (creative) writing.
The UP is going to knock you on your ass after Illinois (in a good way). Good luck and have fun. Remember, this is a voluntary process, just like donating a kidney.
Be sure to get out in the winter, or you'll go nuts. Try some cross-country skiing in the Porkies or drive a snowmobile 100mph across a frozen lake. There's nothing like it. Also, you have to hike the North Country Trail through Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. It's one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen.
If you are really looking to escape, take the ferry out of Houghton to Isle Royale for a few days. Moose, wolves, loons--it's the wildest place in the U.S. outside of the northern Rockies.
a Michigander in Hokie-land
(This post was edited by jaywalke on May 2, 2008, 8:27 AM)