September 2010
What did you think of this week's show?
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 12:59 AM
Pamela Young - Fowlerville, MI

I thought it was great!  We're planning to take our bikes up ( to Tawas ) within the next 4-5 weeks.  Can't wait!  Nothing better than vacationing in our own state.  "Buy local" is the trend when purchasing items at the store.  Why not "Vacation Within" when it comes to taking vacations in Michigan!
Thursday, September 02, 2010 8:49 PM
Barney Ware - Interlochen, MI

A couple of weeks ago my wife and I went up to Manistique and took our dvd's from you. We stopped in the information center on the west side of town to ask how to get to the educational area we had just viewed on one of the dvds. There was a new person there and it was his first day and he knew exactly where it was. That impressed his boss. We went out there and hiked a little. We plan on going back for more sightseeing and hiking.  Thanks for the dvds and great ideas where to go.  Bruce County will be another place we will try.  Keep up the great work.
Saturday, September 04, 2010 12:28 PM
Brenda Ruple - Waterford, MI

I always love to see your shows. They are local, and provide many excellent ideas for day trips with the mother-in-law. Thank you.
Saturday, September 11, 2010 12:19 PM
Terry Rohl - Waterford, MI

(Grey County, Ontario) What a great trip to take our 3 grandsons on next summer. Something for everyone!
Sunday, September 12, 2010 9:19 PM
Alesa Carr - Bloomington, IN

My husband and I just love traveling throughout the State of Michigan but haven't traveled much up along Hwy. 23. It has been since 2004 when we went to the Lighthouse Festival. Just like so many people our income hasn't let us travel as much as we would like to. Please send us this information and also on camping too. We just love all the Michigan commercials. Thanks
Saturday, September 18, 2010 12:11 PM
Bob Campbell - South Lyon, MI

I liked the show. It gave us ideas on places to see when we head to the U.P. this October.
Saturday, September 18, 2010 1:05 PM
Marsha Hartwig - Canton, MI

I'd been to Seney Wildlife Refuge, but it looks like I missed a lot!  I would like to explore a little more there and in some of the other areas on the show.
Saturday, September 18, 2010 1:39 PM
Marie Floer - Roseville, MI

Loved this show, I love lighthouses and I've been wanting to go to Fayette and some of the ghost towns.
Saturday, September 18, 2010 7:26 PM
Kenneth  Pleger - Mussey Twp., MI

Tom, I really enjoyed this weeks show. My wife and I have spent the last 42 years camping in the U.P, and have yet to run out of things to go and see, even if we have seen it before, but you have to be nosey and find these things for yourself. Our usual place to camp is at Munising City Park and we branch out from there. We are tourists, adventures, outdoorsman & Ms.,swimmers,campers, always asking questions of people & just plain nosey to see where the road goes to.
Monday, September 20, 2010 4:16 PM
Jeff Hoffman - Howell, MI

The UP is just awesome.  Thanks for sharing this area with us, we can't wait for next summer for we are planning on a vacation above the bridge.
Regards,  The Trolls of Howell
Monday, September 20, 2010 8:00 PM
Karen Frank - Saline, MI

Fabulous! When my kids were younger, we did some of the towns you highlighted on tv and they were awesome. Would love to go back now and see other towns in the area. Fayette was just starting it's renevation stage when we were there.
Monday, September 20, 2010 8:18 PM
Allison Sawyer - Caro, MI

This week's show was great. I have have been the U.P. numerous times, including Manistique and didn't know about some of the sites covered in this show. I'm excited to get back to the U.P. and go see these sites. I love the U.P. and your show. Keep up the great work. Thank you.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 11:10 AM
Jennifer Draper - Manton, MI

I had no idea such beauty and history surrounded the Manistique area.  Really appreciate learning about the state parks. Love your show.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 8:42 AM
Rocky Guzman - Flat Rock, MI

Informative and entertaining! Always look forward to your shows every week as my family has enjoyed camping and traveling throughout Michigan for many, many years!!!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 3:23 PM
William Schultheis - Grosse Ile, MI

Thanks for reminding me about your free DVD's.  I always watch your show either on Detroit PBS or the one out of CMU. Luckily we get both channels here.  We are very lucky here in Michigan because of shows like yours that show where to go & what you can do when you get there. Some states do not have shows like yours. Thanks again.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 4:47 PM
Phillip Zorza - Waterford, MI

Your shows are always informative. You always show me places that I have been to before, but tell me things that I didn't know about before. Thanks for promoting the beauty of Michigan!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 6:32 PM
Barb Grisdale - Cedarville, MI

I love this show! Born/raised in Michigan, one would think that I'd know more about it! This show gets me excited about my own state and encourages me to travel more at the local level. Thanks so much!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 9:09 PM
Paul  Schultz - Livonia, MI

Unfortunatley, I was busy last Saturday, but I do watch the show every weekend and really enjoy it.  I also like the links to go to to get more information on where you visited that episode; hotels and camping, places to get a bite to eat, and, most important, where to paddle your canoe.  Keep up the good work.  Any word on when you will visit Isle Royale?  Thanks, Paul
Thursday, September 23, 2010 11:22 AM
J.R. Lomerson - Attica, MI

I appreciate you offering the Free DVD of Autumn Splender. Unfortunately for me, I am a nurse that works the afternoon shift and have rare opportunities to view your show. I so appreciate you guys for creating Great Getaways and offering us Michiganders the truly great things to see in Michigan and surrounding areas. I hope to get the chance yet this Fall to enjoy my own "Autumn Splender", so your DVD will give me some great places to consider seeing. Thanks again for the continued great work and keep it up.
Thursday, September 23, 2010 1:21 PM
Gary Welsh - Kimball, MI

I have never seen a show that I have not liked on Great Getaways.  I always love the fall colors in our state of Michigan. I think that it is sometimes hard for other states to top our colors.  Great show.
Thursday, September 23, 2010 6:10 PM
Patrick Jeffes - Englewood, FL

I love this show and really miss watching it. I'm always checking the web site for pictures or video clips. Keep up the great work!
Thursday, September 23, 2010 9:49 PM
Stanley Kueber - Alger, MI

I enjoy all of your shows. I appreciate the dvd's as I can look at them more than once, you always pick up something after watching it more than once.
Friday, September 24, 2010 5:38 PM
Geno Faermark - Metamora, MI

Tom, Always excellent. Your shows are informative, relaxing to watch and cover areas that are close enough for us to affordably visit.  Still one of my all time favorite TV shows and explains why PBS is the best network broadcasting.
Friday, September 24, 2010 9:24 PM
Charles Homberg - St. Clair, MI

We always enjoy your programs.  We hope to go to some of the places you showed in the Manistique area.  We have been to Seney and loved seeing the Sandhill Cranes walking around the parking lot of the info center.
Saturday, September 25, 2010 12:04 PM
Rev. Noel Olse - Lupton, MI

What a coincidence!  Several people from our congregation have reservations to go on the Au Sable Queen on October 2nd for the color tour.  We look forward to it very much, as this is our first year in the area and we simply love northern Michigan!  Thank you and we will continue to watch your excellent shows.
Saturday, September 25, 2010 12:28 PM
Susan Lindson - Ferndale, MI

Wow. It took me back to my childhood; we spent so many happy times camping there. I want to take my husband this year. He's never seen Oscoda. Thanks for the reminder of the beauty we are blessed with here in Michigan.
Saturday, September 25, 2010 12:43 PM
Daniel Meggison - Ypsilanti, MI

It was one of the most interesting, informative and beautiful shows of Michigan I have seen. I was born in this state and lived here all but 3 years of my life and I am still amazed by the beautiful places that Michigan has to offer. As many times as I have been up north and been through the towns I don't think of the behind the scenes around the towns. Shows like PBS offers lets us in on the beautiful land and scenery around us that we can visit for little or no cost and you can enjoy it with your family or friends. Thank you Great Getaways and PBS.
Monday, September 27, 2010 12:35 PM
Russell & Christine Ichenberg - Black River, MI

We enjoyed watching the show this week. We moved in the area 6 years ago and still have no idea that there is trails that we can walk all year long. Thank you and God Bless.
Monday, September 27, 2010 3:56 PM
Katherine Boyd - Ann Arbor, MI

I loved this week's show - my husband and I really like to hike and canoe, so we got some new ideas about where to go. We also really like your Bruce Peninsula episodes as well. We're in our mid-30s with no kids, so it's nice that your show covers all kinds of activities, for all demographics, and income levels. Thanks!
Monday, September 27, 2010 4:48 PM
Susan Osborne - Caro, MI

Your pictures are great, so nice to see spots in Michigan that I have been to. I frequent the South Branch Trail camp, for trail riding. Its just a couple of hours from Caro. To bad our state doesn't open up some of the State Land for trail riding to keep business in our county. It would sure help Michigan also. Keep up the good work.
Monday, September 27, 2010 7:59 PM
Laura Osborne - Midland, MI

Very informative.  Makes me want to hop in my car and leave now!!  Didn't know this show existed, as I came across it flipping channels.  Will watch it as often as possible now!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 1:23 PM
Kerry Dameworth - Attica, MI

Always enjoy Great Getaways. The show tops off our week, and keep our interest in the Great Lakes region. We have lived here our entire lives but still find things on your show that we didn't know about. Thank You!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 8:01 PM
Denis Meloche - Windsor, ON

We watch each week and thoroughly enjoy your show. We are amazed at the great short trip opportunities in Michigan and look forward to learning more.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 8:12 PM
Denise Dresden - Roseville, MI

Only caught only the last 10min, but I was drawn in.  I took a few notes and found your web site.  Excited to find a new place to check out for great Michigan trips.  Looking forward to checking out the next episode.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 8:32 PM
Tricia Delmastro - Washington, MI

Loved it.  Glad you showed the spectacular view of the Ausable from Lumberman's Monument.  Have been there many times.  Great photography of Iargo Springs at bottom of steps.  My brother helped build and install those steps. Keep visiting Michigan's beautiful sites.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 6:25 AM
Frank A.  Kramarz - Dearborn Heights, MI

Absolutely Phenomenal Views of the AuSable River, Lake Huron, and other areas in the Oscoda Township area. Great work!!!
October 2010
What did you think of this week's show?
Saturday, October 02, 2010 12:06 PM
Diane Holcomb - Pontiac, MI

We thought it was wonderful. So much, that we hope to visit that area within the next couple of years. Thanks so much for the great informative programming.
Saturday, October 02, 2010 12:04 PM
Linda Hart - East Jordan, MI

I loved your show this week.  You made it seem so inviting and interesting,  I could only think how great it would be to be there myself.  Thanks for your wonderful and informative show!
Saturday, October 02, 2010 11:20 AM
David Chema - Grand Blanc, MI

Excellent! I enjoyed seeing all of the lighthouses. They always amaze me. I love to visit lighthouses whenever I travel, especially through the upper
peninsula of Michigan.
Saturday, October 02, 2010 11:41 AM
Anthony Opalewski - Shelby Township, MI

Great show! We are already planning our next trip. We have used your show and web site before. Thank you.
Monday, October 04, 2010 7:11 PM
Allison Sawyer - Caro, MI

I have traveled all over the State of Michigan visiting and taking pictures of the lighthouses this beautiful State has to offer.  I would like to travel outside of Michigan to see other states' lighthouses.  This show gave me great information for traveling to another area that has lighthouses and beautiful scenery.  Great show.  Thank you.
Thursday, October 07, 2010 5:59 AM
Theresa O'Hara - Wyandotte, MI

I thought it was wonderful,  I am planning on taking a trip up in that area in two weeks for my vacation.  My husband and I look forward to watching your show on Tuesday night. Thank You for all you do for Michigan by advertising on your show.
Saturday, October 09, 2010 11:48 AM
Pamela Uitti - Troy, MI

I loved it! Made me glad that I live in this beautiful state!! It will definitely be on my list of things to do.
Saturday, October 09, 2010 7:36 PM
Mark Lachman - Flushing, MI

I thought that the featured trip would be wonderful. Been through the Tawas area before but not during the fall.  This show made me want to do it, and soon.  Great show.
Sunday, October 10, 2010 10:31 AM
Norman Knopf - Whitehall, MI

I liked it because the content was high on the subjects; rivers, lakes, colors, lighthouse, etc., and low on fishing and hunting, ie, on the scenry a non-hunting and non-fishing traveler would see. Thank you.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 4:33 PM
Dale Eathorne - Burton, MI

The show moved me so much, that very weekend, I took my whole family to visit the Tawas area.  Unfortunely I didn't find all the places mentioned in the show partly because I didn't have the addresses.  Next time, I'll be more knowledgable about where everything is located.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 10:42 PM
Martin Genter - New Baltimore, MI

I loved the show and can't wait to see more!  We ride our Harley all over the state and are always looking for more Michigan getaways!
Saturday, October 16, 2010 11:06 PM
Keith Browning - Frankenmuth, MI

Very informative and even more fun to watch. Thank you for showcasing our beautiful state and the great things to see and do here.
Saturday, October 16, 2010 3:21 PM
Connie Whitsitt - Manistique, MI

I thought the show was really great.  I watch it whenever I can, and if I can't watch it, I record the shows.  I think it  is real special.
Sunday, October 17, 2010 10:35 AM
Norman Knopf - Whitehall, MI

Great! The video showed us areas that we had visited sometime back and brought back good memories of camping in the U.P. In addition,a  also shown were some areas that we haven't seen before and would like to visit. The visitor areas shown are the result of vision, planning, and much cooperative effort on the part of many individuals and organizations. Thank you.
Monday, October 18, 2010 9:42 AM
Ken Carlsen - Paw Paw, MI
I have lived in Michigan my whole life (67yrs.), and your show has highlighted areas in a way that encourages my wife and me to explore our wonderful state. Keep up the good work.
Saturday, October 23, 2010 5:13 PM
Gerald Schneider - Saginaw, MI

I found the show very interesting. Especially since our friends were on the show. What a surprise, we didn't know they were going to be on. We've watched the show before, enjoy it very much. Keep up the good work. Thanks.
Monday, October 25, 2010 3:46 PM
Mary Jane Pollack - Macomb, MI

We have always loved the Houghton Lake area, but you presented information on activities we were not aware of...thank you!  The entire series of Great Getaways is fantastic!
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