May 2009

What did you think of this week's show?

Saturday, May 02, 2009 4:24 PM
Jim  Scott - Arkona, ON

We want to do the tour now after seeing the show.  We were not aware of so many falls in the area.

Saturday, May 02, 2009 1:04 PM
Chris Glotzbach - Sterling Heights, MI

Really want to go to all those waterfalls.  Have been looking for just this information.  THANKS

Saturday, May 02, 2009 12:44 PM
Amy  Alder - Oxford, MI

I love the show on Detroit Public Television.  I am extremely interested in taking these hikes, and am always looking for new adventures in driving distance. Thanks!!

Sunday, May 03, 2009 11:34 AM
Barbara Terpstra - Rockford, MI

Awesome- love all your shows-we have it programed in our TiVo :) Hope to do this waterfall trip soon! Thanks for your great information and your wonderfuls shows! -The Terpstra's

Monday, May 04, 2009 5:37 PM
Michael Monroe - Jackson, MI

Outstanding!! Love to see new places to visit so close to home. We travel with an RV so fuel prices and distance are always on our mine. Thanks to your show, we have discovered many neat things to visit right here in Michigan as well as other places near by. Thanks again for a GREAT family show. We would also be intrested in the Bruce Penninsula travel planer. We love to visit light houses and to see nature in any form. Thanks once again!!!

Saturday, May 09, 2009 4:21 PM
Ernie Lange - Canton, MI

My wife and I really enjoyed this show. It has been about 4 years since we have been near Tawas, but we are now planning a trip this summer. I am hoping my wife can use her electric wheel chair on the bike path. Thank you for all your programs.

Saturday, May 09, 2009 1:14 PM
Mike Wade - Macomb, MI

Please: the show on 5/9 showed a picture of a 6 person cabin with a wooden porch and wooden adirondac chairs right on the beach in tawas - I want rental info on that but can't find it on this web site. Thanks

Hi Mike,
I think the cabin you are talking about is the "camper cabin" located in the Tawas Point State Park.
Here is their website. If you click on "make a reservation" you should be able to find the info you are looking for. I hope that helps.
Thanks for watching,
Bryan McGuire
Great Getaways Online

Saturday, May 09, 2009 1:21 PM
Robert Svoboda - Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

You folks are doing a wonderful job to highlight the water wonderland that is Michigan.  Keep up the great work!

Saturday, May 09, 2009 1:06 PM
Suzanne Austin - Oakland Tp., MI

Great Getaways has always been our favorite..Easy going, always informative, beautiful pictures, what's not to like.

Saturday, May 09, 2009 1:03 PM
Dave Novess - Milan, MI

I just started bike riding after I retired from the truck plant. Can't wait to take this trip. Thanks for all your programs.

Saturday, May 09, 2009 12:56 PM
Rhonda Warner - Royal Oak, MI

It was great.  I did not know that there were so many great places to vacation right here in Michigan.

Sunday, May 10, 2009 8:52 PM
Brian Baczkowski - Warren, MI

Hello, I was really excited to watch this weekend's new episode of your trip to the Tawas City area.  While typically staying in Oscoda, my family/I have spent many hours shopping at Tawas City too.  Thanks to you, we just realized that there is more to this great tourist attraction due to the renovations taking place.  For example, the bike paths and HPC's looked like fun.  Also, we didn't realize that the corner store sold award-winning smoked fish and jerky.  You can bet we'll get some next time!  Lastly, I will look forward to walking up the light house, although the narrow stairs/height could present challenges! I can't wait to get the DVD!
Keep up the great work.
Brian B.

Sunday, May 10, 2009 1:17 PM
Brian Boone - Wyoming, MI

I thought it was well done and now I want to go there & bike myself. Looks like there is a lot to do on the east side of the state.

Monday, May 11, 2009 9:58 AM
Deb Tousignant - McGregor, ON

This show was awesome and gave me alot of information I wasn't aware of.  Keep up the great work.

Friday, May 15, 2009 4:46 PM
Tim Caird - Berkley, MI

Tom O'Boyle is interesting and enthusiastic without being corny, love the show.

Saturday, May 16, 2009 1:04 PM
Janet Dillon - Huntington Wds, MI

I cannot even put into words how much we enjoyed your show covering the Indian Lake State Park.  It was so enjoyable and informative.  We loved the show and we are so excited to go and visit the Indian Lake State Park.  Thank you for the free DVD.  Janet, George and Bob Dillon

Monday, May 18, 2009 4:59 PM
Ardys Diefenbach - Manton, MI

We have been through Manistique several times and built on our fast flowing creek visible from our home a lighthouse. It is a scale model of the Manistique one at 4 feet  high on 32 inch cement blocks, with a solar light on top. The canoe trip sounds like one we would like to try. Thanks for DVD

Monday, May 18, 2009 1:35 PM
Valerie McColl - Portage, MI

It was awesome. The way the economy is it is too expensive for most people to travel out of state and this show really showcased the beauty and atmosphere of an affordable vacation right here in MI.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 12:00 PM
Marsha Hendrickson - Ann Arbor, MI

I loved it, I'm more inspired than ever to get up north and get out on some trails that I didn't know were there till this show. Thanks!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009 6:57 PM
Richard Eastman - Battle Creek, MI

This weeks show was very informative and entertaining. Tom does a very good job of making these trips look as though anyone could do them, old or young. Keep up the good work.

Saturday, May 23, 2009 3:38 PM
Carol Hill - Warren, MI

Loved it when you showed Newman Street and all the shops. There was something for everyone biking fishing etc.

Monday, May 25, 2009 8:35 PM
Brian Baczkowski - Warren, MI

Hello Tom,
I really enjoyed your wildlife viewing trip to Oscoda, my favorite "hop, skip and a jump" destination.  I especially liked the breathtaking shot of the eagles' nest, seeing an adult come in to feed his/her three young a fish!! I have fished Foot Pond before but didn't realize the history behind the Trumpeter Swans. We will be up in Oscoda for their annual "Art on the Beach" event taking place the last weekend in June (27 & 28).  There will be vendors set up in town on the beach of Lake Huron selling hand-made arts and crafts for sale.  Hope to see you there!!

June 2009

What did you think of this week's show?

Wednesday, June 03, 2009 8:11 PM
Douglas Waggoner - Galesburg, MI

Wow, I love your video clips of Fayette, Kitch-iti-kipi and the rest.  Makes me want to drop everything and head to the UP  eh.. wont be long and we will be there. thx DW

Saturday, June 06, 2009 11:55 PM
Maribeth Krynski - Berkley, MI

I'm embrassed to admit, I only just found your show and website this week. And now I think I have found the answer to my Family trip planning questions. This is a great show!!!! I am loving the Show Archives and catching up on what I was missing all these years.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 2:26 PM
Adam Krueger - Saginaw, MI

The show was good this week and every week. It doesn't get any better than the great lakes area out of doors.

Saturday, June 13, 2009 5:07 PM
Lora Eckert - Garden City, MI

It was just beautiful, when our kids were young we use to camp at alot of the State parks along lake Huron, we forgot how wonderful it was, and would like to plan a trip for just my husband and I to take early this fall and I think this will be just perfect. Our boys have all grown and moved out except our youngest who is almost 20. Our favorite camp ground was always Hoeft State park.

Sunday, June 14, 2009 9:19 AM
Carolyn Jones - Bancroft, MI

Loved the show, I saw places I never knew existed. Keep them coming.

Monday, June 15, 2009 11:29 PM
Jason Jones - Saginaw, MI

Great show, I have always driven through Oscoda but never knew what Ii had for rustic options. Proof that an intimate experience in nature is only about an hour away rather than having to head all the way to the u.p. Thank You

Saturday, June 20, 2009 5:04 PM
William Schultheis - Grosse Ile, MI

I always enjoy anything about Michigan & your shows are very good.  Too bad I can't get you're program in Florida during the Winter.   Keep up the good work.

Saturday, June 20, 2009 4:37 PM
Donald Riley - Montrose, MI

I thought it was very interesting and a great way to save on a vacation, especially in these economic times.

Saturday, June 20, 2009 12:57 PM
Traci & Ron Patino - Jackson, MI

What a great vacation idea! We are expecting our first child, and look forward to exploring and sharing Michigan with her!

Sunday, June 21, 2009 11:44 AM
Julia Chrisman - Three Rivers, MI

I camped with my parents on Higgins Lake in the late 1950's and early 60's.  Beautiful area. I didn't know there was a CCC museum in that area. Wonderful memories!! Thank you.

Monday, June 22, 2009 4:29 PM
Barbara Whiteside - Clarksville, IN

We visited the Oscoda area several years ago and were so pleased to see some of the spots we enjoyed so is a beautiful drive following the Au Sable River and I suspect we might have to do it again...this time in the spring.  Last time we traveled it in the fall....lovely, lovely place.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 9:51 AM
Peggy Madak - Grand Blanc, MI

First time viewer, really enjoyed the program. Will watch again, it was very informative and interesting.  Thank You, Peggy

Saturday, June 27, 2009 6:11 PM
Phil Lawrence - Brighton, MI

I must watch more often. The Rifle River show was excellent. Over the years I just drive by that area. Seeing how it is much closer to home it looks like a great place to spend some time and learn the area. I had just come in from mowing the yard and flipped on TV to take a break. Your show was on and looked very interesting - hiking, fishing, etc. You introduced me to this area and now I must visit. Thank you.

Saturday, June 27, 2009 5:03 PM
Brian Barkey - Lincoln Park, MI

I thought it was very relaxing, it was wonderful, and it sure makes you glad if you're one of the lucky people that get to live in this great state. I felt as if I was there right along side of you.

Saturday, June 27, 2009 4:28 PM
Phil Hopersberger - Laingsburg, MI

Really enjoyed the show!  I need a break like that.  Thanks for doing it and the DVD. Can't wait to go.

Saturday, June 27, 2009 1:02 PM
Dennis Cain - Newport, MI

Great show. Shows that you can get a nice getaway in Michigan on the east side of the state. I used to live in East Tawas and was actually unaware of the opportunities that the Rifle River area provides.....This show was fantastic and emphasized my favorite season to travel, the fall.  Fewer people and just a great color experience.

Saturday, June 27, 2009 1:15 PM
Dominic Kuczborski - Clinton Township, MI

Your shows on Michigan area camping, fishing, hiking and etc are always interesting, wish I was there. Keep up the wonderful and interesting shows you bring to us each week.

Sunday, June 28, 2009 1:14 PM
Sharon Scotese - Kalamazoo, MI

The Rifle River Recreation Area is incredibly beautiful; however, I have never had the good fortune of visiting that area of Michigan.  The solitude of the woods, wild animals and birds singing is so relaxing and the scenery is incredible.  I hope to visit this area soon.

Sunday, June 28, 2009 11:33 AM
David LaCourse - Hopkins, MI

Your program is wonderful. I found it very informative and a plus for the Great Lakes. Our state is one of a kind.. Thanks so much.

Sunday, June 28, 2009 11:34 AM
Dennis Szczepanski - Gobles, MI

I thought it was very well done and thorough. I have never been here and certainly was very interested and convinced to give it a try. The presentation was informative and clear. Had alot of interesting tid-bits and clear all questions along the way. I must say, Keep up the good work that is what this is all about when you see something of real interest.

Sunday, June 28, 2009 11:37 AM
Matt Topping - Holland, MI

After watching your show...  The family decided that we will be camping here this Aug if we can get in.. What a hidden jewel the Rifle River Recreation Area ...  Cant wait to check it out .     TY Mattman

Sunday, June 28, 2009 9:17 AM
Ernie Lange - Canton, MI

It was a great show. I am thinking of taking my wife canoeing up there (Rifle River) in the fall. She is handicapped and can't walk very far. She got excited when they mentioned that the main campground was handicap accessible. Thank you

Monday, June 29, 2009 9:15 PM
Joan Morgan - Lupton, MI

Tom, our family has always enjoyed watching your show to learn about the many places to visit and the many resources available in the Great State of Michgian. Your shows are always a learning experience. Just started a new adventure called GeoCaching. There are so many caches hiden in so many interesting places in Michigan. If you have never tried it you might want to look into it and give it a try. Keep up the excellent shows and again, Thank you for having such a quality show for all to learn about the many great things to see and do in Michigan.

Monday, June 29, 2009 4:44 PM
Richard Eastman - Battle Creek, MI

Very well done. Tom asks all the right questions for us viewers to make the same trips ourselves.Thank you

Monday, June 29, 2009 3:17 PM
John Celsi - Taylor, MI

What I enjoyed about the Rifle River show was the interaction between host and guests of the park. Also, the  way the camera man captured the scenery. This as well as other shows, makes the viewer feel they are there in person. I've been a long time viewer and look forward to the shows airing every Saturday morning as it allows me to escape for a half hour. Thank you and keep up the good work.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 8:19 PM
Carolyn Roy - Tawas City, MI

My son and I have been looking for a lake we can just go fishing on without all the boats-ect--the fact that you can't use motors of any kind really made our day--we want to go there and fish and it isn't that far away--thank you for giving us that info--also we watched most of the show and really enjoyed it--might be a place to go camping--Overall it was informative and enjoyable!!

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