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July 2006

To: areainfo@greatgetaways.tv
Sent: Sunday, July 09, 2006 12:42 PM
Hi, Can you send me a map with places to stay or eat on it in Houghton Lake Michigan? If not, how about other information?
John Sova

Please go to www.visithoughtonlake.com it has everything you will need.

To: tom@greatgetawaystv.com
Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 2:42 PM
Subject: Show #426
I am interested in buying this, could you please tell me how much it would be and how I go about ordering it?
Judy Novack

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.
Great Sand Bay Productions
P.O. Box 262
Grand Blanc, MI

To: tom@greatgetawaystv.com
Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 3:23 PM
Subject: train
Hi Tom,
I remember seeing a show a while back from I believe it was Cummings Michigan where a man had a miniature train that you could go and ride on... He talked about fall train rides etc. I would like to find out where it is, and what the train schedule is. keep up the good work on the show, my family and I enjoy it very much. We are big PBS t.v. fans. Our daughter is Kelly Gotch, co-host and associate producer of Michigan Out Of Doors. Have a great day.
Teresa Gotch

That is Junction Valley Railroad in Bridgeport. Their phone is 989-777-3480 the web site is
www.jvrailroad.com. Your daughter does a nice job.

August 2006

To: tom@greatgetawaystv.com
Sent: Saturday, August 05, 2006 7:12 PM
Subject: DVD
OK--we're confused. We just caught a neat show about an October hike, etc., near Oscoda. At the end the trailer said: "For a free DVD of this show, please contact Greatgetaways.tv". Can't find that, especially free. Sure enjoyed the show--this is our country. I grew up in Tawas, spend summers here and intend to retire here.
Nancy Borosch

Hi Nancy,
I am not sure where you saw the show, it's called Hiking the Highbanks. It's not running on any of the regular PBS channels. Could you tell me where you are from and what station you saw it on? Oscoda is offering a free DVD of this show you can call and request it at 1-877-8OSCODA.
Dennis Serra
Executive Producer
Great Getaways
Great Sand Bay Productions

To: tom@greatgetawaystv.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 12:28 AM
Subject: PBS showtimes
My daughter lives in Manistique, I tried to see when WNMU broadcast this weeks show, but the PBS show schedule doesn't work for me! Can you give me the times "your day trips from Manistique" airs on the UP station??
Jim Jones, Owosso

Hi You can watch it out of Marquette Channel 13 on Thursday at 9pm and Saturday at 4pm.

To: tom@greatgetawaystv.com
Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2006 10:47 PM
Subject: Hi tom
Hi tom are you still on PBS on thursday night can,t find your show on thursdays please let me know when you are on PBS on thursday night.

Hi Brian, Sorry we are no longer on Thursday night. They moved us to 11am on Saturday on WFUM Flint.

To: tom@greatgetawaystv.com
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 5:28 PM
Subject: 408 Houghton Lake Rediscovered 02/22/06
I'm looking for a link to the Prudeville hayride thing that was covered on this show. The http://www.visithoughtonlake.com/ did not help. Can You ?

Every year on the first weekend of August Village Day festival is held in the historical village. During Village Days the historic site comes alive with demonstrations, guides in period costumes, all buildings open and operating. There are also numerous craft and musical demonstrations. Located at 1701 M-55, Prudenville- Friday & Saturday 12 to 4 pm.

From: john nida
To: tom@greatgetawaystv.com
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2006 12:52 PM
Subject: request information
i would like to book a canadian fishing get-away for my wife and three sons-- two of which are young boys aged six & eight. we're especially interested in a fly-in to a lake with cabins which include guides that take you out in their boats. i've seen such get-aways featured on some of your past shows. would you please help place me in contact with some possibilities. we live near the mackinaw bridge and would like to find someplace near sault ste. marie, canada as a beginning point. thank you, tom. ps. have been a long-time fan of your show...

Hi John,
Sorry I am just getting back to you but I have been out of town. I recommend the Pine Portage Lodge. It is a fly in trip with everything you are looking for. For more info go to their web site at

September 2006

To: tom@greatgetawaystv.com
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 12:13 AM
Subject: Mariner's Adventure
Hi Tom,
Enjoy your program very much. A friend of ours is looking for information regarding your "A Mariner's Adventure" #436 program - we think. She saw it Saturday on cable (which we don't have); her grandson is a piper, so she was very touched by that portion of the program, and she would like to get for him the book which was listed in the credits, but they went by too fast for her to catch the name. Could you send me the name? Thank you for your help. Keep up the good work.
Yours in quality outdoor adventure,
Vicki Repik

Hello, Here is a link to the lighthouse where the piper plays. You can also inquire about the book available by writing toinfo@naturalretreat.com or call 1-800-268-3838.

To: "Great Getaways" areainfo@greatgetaways.tv
Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2006 8:42 AM
Subject: Houghton Lake Area Info
I believe you are spending too much time promoting Canada. Our Michigan economy needs all the help it can get. I understand going to border Great Lakes states, but we have so much to offer in the USA. Please consider this in your upcoming programming.
Thank you, TOM

What show did you just watch?

From: "Perialas, James"
To: "Dennis" <dennis@greatgetaways.tv>
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 7:37 AM
Subject: Re: Show on Houghton Lake
Thanks, I submited an online form to get the dvd. Will that show air again later?
Jim Perialas

Hi Jim,
Thanks for the help with the show it came out great. Houghton Lake will have a copy of the show in about a week. You can get a free copy of it by calling them at 800.676.5330 or go to our web site at www.greatgetaways.tv and clicking on free dvd and fill out the form. We also used some pictures of you and the kids on the hiking page at http://www.visithoughtonlake.com/hiking.html
Thanks for your help.
It will air again in October. You will be able to see it on WCMU on Tuesday October 24th at 7:30pm.
Dennis Serra
Executive Producer
Great Getaways
Great Sand Bay Productions

October 2006

To: "Great Getaways" <areainfo@greatgetaways.tv>
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 12:40 PM
Subject: Lighthouse Tour of the Bruce Peninsula
You recently featured the Thunder Bay Resort. I would like to know more about it and where it is located. Please let me know where to find it online. I do thank you very much.

The Thunder Bay Resort is located in Hillman Michigan close to Alpena. You can find out more about them by going to http://www.thunderbaygolf.com/
Thank You

From: Nancy
Sent: Monday, October 09, 2006 7:20 PM
Subject: Lighthouse Tour of the Bruce Peninsula
I have not been able to see the show because I can't find out when it is on (and what channel) ... help please! I live in Pinckney - we used to watch on Thursday evenings.

WFUM in Flint without even telling us moved us from Thursday night to Saturday morning at 11am. Hopefully you will keep watching.

December 2006

Elaine Smith - Burin NL
I loved the show I watch your show every week We have really nice colors here in the fall too but I have been sick for the last 2 weeks and can't get out to enjoy it It is the most beautiful time of the year for me. Keep doing the great shows I won't miss one Your biggest fan Elaine Smith from Newfoundland.

Dolores Kluck - Saginaw MI
I just became aware of the Fireman's Memorial this fall because one of my cousins was honored and his name added to the wall. I was shown pictures of the event and was wondering just where it was located so I could visit it on one of my next trips up that way. What a pleasant surprise to see it featured on the program today. Great program - the Higgins Lake area is so wonderful.

Rick Miller - Leonidas MI
Good information on little known areas of our state as well a good travel planner. Thanks, Rick

Paul Lewis - Westland MI
Excellent, The show covered a lot about the recreational aspects of the area. Enjoyed it a great deal.

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