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January 2006

To: tom@greatgetawaystv.com
Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2006 9:27 AM
Subject: Oscoda

We enjoyed your Oscoda winter program #403 Do you have any other tapes available for Oscoda area. We seen a program a few months ago and it seemed to be summer and fall. Jeanne

Yes we have the following 339 Scenic Byway in Color 09/28/05
This is a premier fall color tour. Beautiful and Enjoyable. Tom O’Boyle takes us to the Famous River Road Scenic Byway where the color was beyond belief and the history was fascinating. A trip that any family would enjoy as was evident by all the families that we met along the way. Our trip would end with a hike into the color filled fall forest. For a Free Guide call or go to 1-800-235-4625 http://www.oscoda.com/ 323 Oscoda Summer Tour 06/08/05 Tom O’Boyle host of Great Getaways will take you on a boating adventure when he sets sail on the inland sea the great Lake Huron. We’ll explore the scenic vistas and view the awesome spectacle of the world’s most beautiful sunrise. We will continue our trip on the water as we glide down the AuSable River for a trip on a Paddle Wheel boat and a stop at Iargo Springs where it is said to have a magical healing effect.

Dennis Serra

To: tom@greatgetawaystv.com
Sent: Friday, January 13, 2006 2:43 PM
Subject: Ghosts and Guardians Special

Can you tell me when this show will be aired on Detroit Public TV? I have not seen any mention of it on their shows nor on their web site. Also want you to know that we enjoy your show very much. Keep up the excellent work. Thanks & Regards Regards, Bill McCarthy, CPCU Midwest Great Lakes Insurance & Risk Management Services, LLC 59 N. Walnut, Suite 302 Mt. Clemens, MI 48043 Ph. 586-463-8835 Fax 586-463-9309

It ran for a week at different times starting on December 1st. It will be airing again some time in March. When we find out it will be posted on our Ghost and Guardians sight.

To: dennis@greatgetawaystv.com
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2006 8:04 AM
Subject: Re: Oscoda

Thanks for your reply. I would like to order three tapes 339, 323 and 403. How much are they and were do I send for them?

If you would like to have a DVD of your favorite show send 22.95 for a DVD to:
Great Sand Bay Productions
P.O. Box 262
Grand Blanc, MI 48480-0262
Please specify the show number and title. You can find this information either in our current show schedule or in our past shows. Click here or on show schedule on the leftside panel for a complete list of Great Getaways shows.

To: dennis@greatgetawaystv.com
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2006 1:42 PM
Subject: Re: Oscoda

Thank you - are they available on video tape or just DVD?

DVD Only

February 2006

To: tom@greatgetawaystv.com
Sent: Saturday, February 04, 2006 5:46 PM
Subject: Lake Gogebic, Michigan UP

You did a show, I thought it aired on New Year's Day, and you stopped at Lake Gogebic, staying in a small cottage there. They had animals like elk, etc, for folks to see.
I would like to get more information on that area - my husband didn't see the show, and I'd like to go there for our 30th anniversary.
I can't find anything in your show schedule that indicates that particular show - can you give me information, please?
Jeannie King

Here is a web site that will supply you with a ton of information. You can also call and request a travel planner to the western u.p.or write them.http://www.westernup.info/

To: tom@greatgetawaystv.com
Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2006 12:58 PM
Subject: Today's show featuring Bruce Peninsula Lighthouses

I missed today's show. Do you know if it will be on during the week? I live in Monroe Michigan and have access to Detroit and Toledo public broadcast networks.

Pat Conley

Hi Pat,
Sorry I am just getting back with you. I have been shooting in Houghton Lake for a future show. The Lighthouse show will be airing again later this year. I am not sure on the date. Please keep an eye on our schedule for the date.

To: tom@greatgetawaystv.com
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2006 12:27 PM
Subject: Show Schedule

Hi Tom,
I just received my copy of Ghosts and the Guardians (with the interactive features) in the mail and I just started watching it, and it reminded me of a question I have on my mind every Saturday morning. I've been watching your show for a over five years, but in the last year or two I have not seen any new episodes. When will your new shows be released and do you ever plan in running shows from years past? I figured "Ghosts" probably kept you guys busy for awhile.

Hi Chip,
We have a lot of new shows coming this year, keep an eye on our schedule. A lot of the older shows have been retired and may come out at a latter date. I appreciate your understanding and thank you for pledging and I hope you enjoy GG3. Write me back and give me your opinion.
Tom O'Boyle

March 2006

To: tom@greatgetawaystv.com
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 7:11 PM
Subject: Houghton Lake DVD

Hi, We just viewed a recorded show regarding Houghton and Higgins lake indicating a free DVD of the show by logging into the web site, however, I can't find the place to order this DVD. Can you help me?
Duane Durflinger

Hi Duane, The show you are referring to ran last week. I am not sure if Houghton Lake is still giving away free DVD's of the show. You can contact them at 1(800) 676-5330. I am sure they would be happy to send you a copy.
Dennis Serra
executive Producer

To: tom@greatgetawaystv.com
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 4:30 PM
Subject: thanks

Greetings Tom, Just wanted to say thanks for such a great time fishing on Houghton Lake. I wish we had known ahead of time when the time spent on Houghton lake was going to be on Great Getaways, so we could have taped it and alerted our friends!
We didn't get a chance to tape it and possibly it will be shown again sometime in the future. We have seen some repeats and maybe Houghton Lake #408 will be seen again someday.
Thanks Team Ayres
Bill and Bernadine

You can get a free dvd of the show by calling 1(800) 676-5330. It will be running again in early May. Just watch our show schedule on our site. Thanks for taking us out.

To: tom@greatgetawaystv.com
Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2006 10:42 PM
Subject: thursday night show

Hi Tom love your show however I,m on second shift as a crew leader now and would like to tape your show so I can watch it during the day, could you let me know on thursday night when you are on what channel and time I think it is channel 28, PBS thanks Brian Johnston

Hi Brian, We are on at 8:30 pm on Thursday night on Channel 28 WFUM Flint. When we are not pre empted by pledge drive. We are repeated on Saturday at 7pm.

To: tom@greatgetawaystv.com
Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2006 9:59 PM
Subject: Upcoming show

Hi Tom, Just had a quick question on your upcoming show where you stayed in Hillman,Mi. I was there participating in the Hillma Street Drags and was actually interviewed as I had one in the previous year on my motorcycle,anyhow I was just wondering if this was going to be featured in this show or If I had already missed it,also how can I obtain a copy of the show as well.
Thanks in advance
Tom Ward

Hi Tom,
The show is currently being written so I don't know what will make the show and what won't. It is planned for airing on 5/11 through 5/14. Keep an eye on our show schedule for the exact dates. You can also find ordering instructions on our site

To: tom@greatgetawaystv.com
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 2:52 PM
Subject: (no subject)

need some info on houghton lake mi.

Go to http://www.visithoughtonlake.com/ or call 989-366-8474 and request a free guide.

April 2006

To: tom@greatgetawaystv.com
Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2006 8:47 AM
Subject: show 415 Michigan Winetrails

You list this show as being shown on 4-12-06. I don't see it listed on either WTVS or WFUM. Can you tell me what channel I can catch this show on?

We had to make a change in our schedule and it will be on both of those channels

To: tom@greatgetawaystv.com
Sent: Saturday, April 08, 2006 8:51 AM
Subject: Stoney Acres Winery

Love your show. Today you showed places near Alpena where we have a second home and are always looking for interesting places to explore. Stoney Acres Winery was mentioned and we have never seen it or heard of it. I could find nothing on your website regarding it and only found a Pennsylvania winery by the same name. I would like to find the place as it sounds interesting.
Tom Neumeyer

for more information you can contact the owner at StoneyAcresWinery@yahoo.com
or call them at 989-356-1041

To: <tom@greatgetawaystv.com>
Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 5:48 PM
Subject: North Country National Scenic Trail

Would you ever be interested in doing a program on the North Country Trail?  If you are not familiar with it, it is the longest of the national scenic trails, and also one of the youngest, so there are portions which are not completed off road.  However, Michigan has the most miles of trail, nearly 1000 of the 4600 which will be required to take it from New York to North Dakota.
You can learn more about the trail at www.northcountrytrail.org.
I have written a book about my experiences hiking the trail.  It is the first book by a hiker of the trail.  See www.booksleavingfootprints.com
You can hear an interview with me about the trail at http://www.trailcast.org/, interview #19.
I am a volunteer, not staff, but I am in love with this trail and would love to chat with you about it.  It seems to be very poorly known, and we are always eager to have more hikers discover it.
Joan Young
North Country Cache, and Devotions for Hikers at www.booksleavingfootprints.com

Joan H. Young
861 W. US 10
Scottville, MI 49454

To: tom@greatgetawaystv.com
Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2006 8:58 AM
Subject: Michigan Wine Tour - Show #415

Hello Tom,
I missed the show on Saturday April 15th, 2006 about the wine vineyards in Michigan. I live in the Detroit area and recieve your show on WTVS TV. Do you know when this will air again? As I would like to view this show.
Chuck Orosco

It is probably done airing this year, there is a slim chance it could air later in the year. If you call
(517) 241-4468 and ask for a DVD of the Michigan Wine trails I am sure they will send you a copy.

To: tom@greatgetawaystv.com
Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2006 7:38 PM
Subject: Houghton Lake

Hi, Tom! We just watched the Houghton Lake show and would really like to know more! You said on the show we should look for a link to get a free tape on Houghton Lake, but when I went to the site, it was a show about Ontario. Don't get me wrong, we love Ontario. But we have spent lots of time there and would like to go someplace else! Any chance we could still get the Houghton Lake tape? Thanks for all the great shows, Jim and Su Didion

Hi Sue,
Just fill out the form that is linked on our home page even though it is Ontario we will make sure that you will also get the free dvd and information on Houghton Lake.

May 2006

To: areainfo@greatgetaways.tv
Sent: Monday, May 08, 2006 3:43 PM
Subject: Re: Area Guide

Dear Tom,
Enjoy your show, and both my husband and I try to catch it each week. It's nice both to revisit places we've been, and be introduced to ones we haven't visited yet! We appreciate you're including Canadian places of interest ... perhaps because we're both (partly) Canadian :>).
The family had a cabin at Lost Lake Woods - west and a bit north of Harrisville - and always enjoyed the river views along the Au Sauble. We look forward to receiving the DVD. Keep up the good work!
David and Sharon Robinson

To: <tom@greatgetawaystv.com>
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2006 1:06 PM
Subject: Travel Question

Do I REALLY have to get a passport in order to tour/vacation in Ontario, Canada?
Mark Diskin

Not for another year. Canada Travel Information

To: tom@greatgetawaystv.com
Sent: Monday, May 29, 2006 8:08 PM
Subject: Rural Gardens of the Georgian Bay Area

I did not see a link or a phone number to get the map of the gardens as shown in your PBS TV broadcast #421. Can you please send me a brochure or give me a number where I can request a map/brochure of same?
Thank you
Barbara Boman

For a Free Garden Tour Guide call 1-800-268-3838 or go to http://www.ruralgardens.ca/

June 2006

To: tom@greatgetawaystv.com
Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2006 9:05 PM
Subject: garden tour map

How can I obtain the map which shows the 5 rural gardens that you visited on your show which aired on 6/1/06?
Rosemarie Patrash

For a Free Garden Tour Guide call 1-800-268-3838 or go to http://www.ruralgardens.ca/

To: tom@greatgetawaystv.com
Sent: Monday, June 05, 2006 2:39 PM
Subject: Ontario

Hello. My friend saw a program on Great Getaways about private gardens in Ontario. She said there were about 14 gardens featured, with a guidebook of some kind available. She saw the program on PBS channel 28 (WFUM Flint).
I have looked on your website, and I'm not sure if the program titled "Rural Gardens of Georgian Bay" (#412) is the one she saw. The description for that program mentioned visiting 5 gardens. Do you know of any other program possibilities?
My friend is elderly, but she and her companion are interested in making a car trip to Ontario to visit some gardens. Do you have any advice for them?
Thank you for your reply.

That was the program for more info: For a Free Garden Tour Guide call 1-800-268-3838 or go to http://www.ruralgardens.ca/

To: <tom@greatgetawaystv.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2006 9:12 PM
Subject: This week's show

Hi Tom,
I really enjoyed tonight's show on Mill River Days and especially hearing the song, "Michigan Man" by Mike Ridley, I think it was. How could I get a CD from this artist? Do you have any contact information?
Thank you,

Contact the Thunder Bay Golf & RV Resort at 800-729-9375 they will be able to tell you to contact Mike Ridley.

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