After the conference I went on a day trip to the Upper Peninsula sponsored by the Michigan Hemingway Society. Jim and Janice Byrne were wonderful tour guides.
–bridge in Seney that has meaning if you have read “Big Two-Hearted River.” This river is actually the Fox River and is brownish in color from the tannic acid from the native trees.
–did not see a fish on this day, however
–the railroad bridge is next to an old highway in back of the main drag of Seney
–the river on the other side of the highway
–logs that didn’t make it downriver perhaps
–a pastie (pronounced pass-tee), food passed down from the
Cornish miners that worked/settled in the UP
–Jack Jobst joking
–old railroad depot (now a museum)
–at the junction
–wonderful guide at the park
–a tree that is more rare, even for there (I don’t remember the type)
–the Upper Falls (see Longfellow’s “The Song of Hiawatha“)