Archive for November, 2007

Traverse City

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

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When I travel I’m always on the move. One time  in Las Vegas I stayed in three different hotels over a two day period. But this place slows you down a little bit. You can see it in the water.

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Looking at a satellite map, the lodge we saw earlier is on the left side of what they call the Old Michigan Peninsula. This little cove is on the right side just at the top of the peninsula Both are just out of Traverse City where the Governors Conference was held this past summer.  I saw more Governors than I cared to.


The Porch Option

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

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This small lodge was typical of places to stay on Lake Michigan.

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From the porch there was a lawn that lead to the lake. This place was on a little curve in the lake shore. Very private and protected from the elements.

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This was the view. Should you decide to swim or go boating the lodge had a little pier from which to launch.

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This place is called the Neahtawanta Inn but there are hundreds of choices. That is because people from Chicago and surrounding areas have been vacationing here for years.  The Fords and other auto magnates have been summering here for a hundred years or more, so the resorts are long established places.

Because Chicago is booming and these places are still popular, nothing is run down. It’s a great summer option in my view, even if no one on the left or right coast has ever heard of it.

300 Miles of White Sandy Beach

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007


I really didn’t expect to like Michigan as much as I did on a visit this past summer. This is a picture of one of the beautiful white sandy beaches that stretch for almost 300 miles along Lake Michigan. This is the longest fresh water beach in the world.

Michigan just isn’t on anyone’s radar screen as a great vacation area. Hotel people, spotting my California address, expressed wonder at what I was doing there. “We don’t get many people from California”, they said.

The beautiful people head for the Hamptons or Tuscany in the summer. I took the train to Chicago, rented a Ford Escape and toured the state.

Bible May Be Wrong

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

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I used to have a professor who said that within a ten mile radius of where he was speaking, one was sure to find someone who thought the earth was flat. If you look out the window it certainly appears flat. Just like it appears that the sun revolves around the earth.

As Psalm 104:5 explains, “[the LORD] set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved.” So, that would seem to settle it. Because if it wasn’t true, well, we might need to re-think some things.

We don’t have that problem with those who think that the original moon landing in 1969 was faked. If it was faked at least the voracity of the Bible would not be in question.

The good news is that the moon landing was not faked. We know this because when the moon dust is stirred up by the wheels of the Moonrover, as seen in the original moving images, it flies up in an arch because of the low gravity. That effect is not possible to achieve on earth. At the time, not even with visual effects.

So we can all sleep a little easier I think, knowing that the Bible may be wrong but not NASA.