January 2020 - Happy New Year

Promoting Michigan Getaways - Entertainment and Storytelling.


Damage is part of life on the road. Somehow I broke a tuning peg on my banjo. Made a quick trip to Efluvia Banjo Works and luckily the E-Man himself was there. We ran into a bit of trouble with the chisel, but after a little scramble all is well.  Banjo Video

Winter got going on the 21st of December and in the far north of the upper peninsula they are racing dogs and snow machines.

21st Annual Dog Sled Race - Mushers and dog teams arrive at Tahquamenon Falls for the annual Sled Dog Race, January 4th. You can meet the racers and pet the dogs.

 I-500 Snowmobile Race - Powerful snowmobiles roar down a frozen ice track at over 100 miles per hour. Since 1969, tens of thousands of fans have come to enjoy the frozen, snowy spectacle of the I-500, and be a part of the Upper Peninsula‚Äôs most astonishing snowmobile action! 1 mile oval track. Race is February 1.

Sno*Drift Rally is the only part of Rally America held in the winter. Real Roads, Real Fast, is the motto and they mean it. Roads are closed for each stage. Be sure to check with the Lewiston Hotel for the latest snow conditions around Lewiston.

The Plymouth Ice Festival is a world-class ice sculpture event in downtown Plymouth. Sculptures are available for viewing 24 hours a day and will remain standing after the event - weather permitting.

Plan Ahead for two cool events the first weekend in February.  Nahma Pond Hockey gets going at the end of this month - they play on the historic boat channel.  Later in February month they will come from across the country to play hockey on the bay in St. Ignace Pond Hockey. Pond Hockey Nahma?  Shivaree 

Sturgeon For Tomorrow hosts the Black Lake Sturgeon Shivaree January 31-February 1, 2020 - Proceeds from the Shivaree will fund the lake sturgeon hatchery, research, habitat conservation, and outreach programs.

January Shows

The Novi Home Show January 24-26, 2020 Suburban Collection Showplace Novi, Michigan - Special Book Signing and Prices

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