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January 2011
What did you think of this week's show?
Saturday, January 1, 2011 12:05 PM
George Woloskie - Gaylord, MI

It was great. Made me want to get out and enjoy Michigan's out doors. Great show. Keep it up.
Saturday, Januray 1, 2011 3:45 PM
Sandia Johnson - St. Clair Shores, MI

Loved it!  We just bought a cottage and orv's this fall in Houghton Lake, we can't wait to get aquainted with the area!  The show got us pumped up about it!!  Thanks.
Saturday, January 1, 2011 11:22 PM
Bill Kacanowski - Ray Township, MI

Excellent show, When me and my family go up to that part of the state, it feels so relaxing and stress free.  I especially enjoy your shows about northern lower MI.
Sunday, January 2, 2:16 AM
Michael Gaab - Plymouth MI

Your do a great job of showing everyone how nice we have it here in Michigan.
Sunday, January 2, 2011 11:32 AM
Erin Campbell-Brooks - Allegan, MI

It looks like fun!  I now want to plan a trip to Northern Michigan to discover more of our wonderful state!!!
Sunday, January 2, 2011 12:25 PM
Terrall Morros - Decater, MI

I have been out of thouch with michigan's winters for many years now. I like to ice fish, cross coutry ski,and canoe in the winter. Your show has remotivated me to get out there and start enjoying Michigan's winters once again. Thank you.
Sunday, January 2, 2011 7:35 PM
Sally Huizenga - Newaygo, MI

Looks like a great winter getaway!
Monday, January 3, 2011 8:19 PM
Gail Silverthorn - Higgens Lake, MI

I thought this week's show was very interesting, I was especially interestd in the ORV trails that went to Luzerne. We snowmobile in the winter but didn't realize that we could use an ORV also. Thank you.
Monday, January 3, 2011 8:25 PM
Dawn Bitterman - Flushing, MI

Loved it.  Great to see activities that we can enjoy in the winter time.  We will be taking a long weekend this month and trying some of the activities highlighted on the show.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 12:22 PM
James Stewart - Bellaire, MI

All of your shows are allways great, I tape most of them for future watching. Thanks for top entertainment.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 3:42 PM
Jeannine Davie - White Lake, MI

Has inspired me to float down the river in winter.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 3:48 PM
Michael Stewart - Grand Blanc, MI

A great show, can't wait to visit the Houghton Lake area this winter.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 8:08 PM
Lidia Timm - Livonia, MI

I hope to experience all you have shown. We now have family living in Bay City area and this will help in planning outdoor activities for us all. Thanks..
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 8:10 PM
Annie McGregor - North Branch, MI

Makes me just want to "GO" every place you highlight.
Thursday, January 6, 2011 12:31 PM
Todd Esbrook - Brighton, MI

What another great show!! You do such a great job of detailing the area and it's attractions! Heading to Tip up Town this year!! Keep up the great work!
Saturday, January 8, 2011 12:35 PM
Don Papak - Windsor, Ontario

I just loved the show! I ski and snowshoe all the time. Your show is very inspirational.
Saturday, January 8, 2011 12:42 PM
John Ranalli - Troy, MI
Awesome...the location is great, and within great proximity of the metro detroit usual the host of the show is perfect!
Saturday, January 8, 2011 1:38 PM
Kimberli Battah - Westland, MI

I loved the show. We are a camping family in the summer time but after seeing this show, I would definately like to get Up North in the winter time. It is so beautiful.
Saturday, January 8, 2011 9:06 PM
Judith Haynes - Clare, MI

This weeks show was fantastic. We look forward to visiting in the next few weeks for some hiking/snow shoeing.
Blessings and keep it up. We love your show.

Saturday, January 08, 2011 9:47 PM
Katie Hollingsworth-DuCharme - Rapid City, MI

I was blown away. Ray Hollingsworth was my father who passed away June 14, 2010 from ALS.  He was diagnosed in Sept 2008 and this had been his last "season" skiing and grooming at Ogemaw Hills. It was amazing to hear his voice and see him in his element.  He absolutely LOVED and respected the outdoors; enjoying fishing, hunting, trapping, skiing, cutting wood and caring for land and animals (he was the county loon ranger for several years!).  Word spread quickly through our family of this clip and it has been extremely healing for all of us as his decline since diagnosis was quite rough; he lost the ability to speak more than 9 months prior to his passing and also suffered from a frontal-temporal lobe dementia (which accompanies ALS in rare cases) in addition to slowly losing voluntary muscles which include the diaphragm. Thank you for continuing to air this show.
With heartfelt thanks. Katie

- Sympathies from the entire Great Getaways family for your loss.

Sunday, January 9, 2011 12:06 PM
Rick Miller - Leonidas, MI

Excellent show -- just the info I needed for a family vacation getaway I was planning.
Sunday, January 9, 201112:17 PM
Tom VanDyken - Hudsonville, MI

Fantastic show. I have enjoyed your show for years.I still have your series of snowmobiling across the U.P. back in the early 90's on VHS. Keep up the good work. It's amazing how often when we go away we end up at places we see on your show.
Monday, January 10, 2011 12:16 PM
Michael Landrum - Royal Oak, MI

Great job ! The trails around West Branch look like a lot of fun. You covered some nice areas that I want to visit . Thank You ... and keep up the good work .
Monday, January 10, 2011 8:36 PM
Bill Forbush - Alpena, MI

This weeks show was awesome! I can hardly wait to show it to my wife. We are relocating to Alpena from Garden City, and are anxious to learn more about outdoor opportunities, especially snowmobiling (just bought one). Keep up the great work and thanks for your efforts.
Thursday, January 13, 2011 12:28 PM
Todd Esbrook - Brighton, MI

I always loved Going up to Manistique as a kid in the Summer.  I have never been there during the winter months, but I will try to plan a trip this year. Great show!
Saturday, January 15, 2011 12:31 PM
Gail McClelland - Attica, MI

Your show on the Manistique area in winter was great! It just makes me want to bundle up and get out!  We vacation there in the summer...but haven't yet in the winter. We really enjoy your shows on Michigan.
Saturday, January 15, 2011 12:49 PM
Gladys Harris - Wyandotte, MI

I think this week's show in Manistique was a great show. The getway was a beautiful winter view, with a casino and peacful great trails. It was a grand getaway! Thank you very much.
Saturday, January 15, 2011 12:51 PM
Meaghan  Larsen - Beulah, MI

Your show has made me fall in love with Michigan all over again. I have learned so much about our great state by watching this show. You have inspired me to go out and explore all the beauty Michigan has to offer us.
Saturday, January 15, 2011 2:07 PM
Dave Babbit - Warren, MI

Great show!! My grandparents had a place on Indian Lake when i was a kid and now I go up there a couple times a year with my kids riding ATV's on the Haywire Grade and exploring the backwoods. Thanks for giving that area of the U.P. the attention that it deserves!!
Saturday, January 15, 2011 2:34 PM
Cynthia Bullinger - Howell, MI

This weeks show was very interesting. I thought the Wellington Farm Park was amazing, especially when I saw the Steam Engine at work. I just love your show and try to watch it every week. Thanks again.
Sunday, January 16, 2011 11:36 AM
Mary  Helmstetter - Holland, MI

The show was very informative.  We have a cottage outside Manistique on Indian Lake so we were aware of a lot of what you covered however we did not know about snowshoeing. We like to tell eveyone about the area and now we can tell them to check out the website. Thanks for highlighting such a beautiful area in Michigan.
Sunday, January 16, 2011 8:58 PM
Dave Tims - Wyandotte , MI

First-time viewer and I liked the show, it was a nice change of pace. I graduated from Northern but never got back to the UP your show got me thinking about it though. Keep up the good work.
Monday, January 17, 2011 5:34 PM
Darcy Kwapis - Royal Oak, MI

I have watched Great Getaways for many years. My family still lives in Manistique so I go back there quite a few times per year,i It was funny seeing the snowmobile bridge not too far from my house on TV. Keep up the good shows.
Monday, January 17, 2011 6:42 PM
James Nicholson - Milltown, IN

Another GREAT SHOW! Keep up the good work!
Monday, January 17, 2011 7:50 PM
Sharon Leach - Grand Haven, MI

I always enjoy the Michigan programs. We have such a beautiful state and there are far to many people who never get to see very much of it.
Monday, January 17, 2011 7:50 PM
Sharon Leach - Grand Haven, MI

I always enjoy the Michigan programs. We have such a beautiful state and there are far to many people who never get to see very much of it.
Monday, January 17, 2011 8:10 PM
Chris Beebe - Shepherd, MI

We have a cabin just north of Manistique but rarely visit in winter. Thanks to your show we will be planning trips for snowshoeing and hopefully snowmobiling soon. Keep up the good work, we enjoy your show.
Monday, January 17, 2011 10:07 PM
Lois Anderson - Lapeer, MI

I love all your shows, being a widow on a low fixed income I don't get to do much traveling. So I guess I'm an armchair traveler.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 8:14 PM
Christine Welsh - Norris Point, NL

My husband and I watched your show we thought it was marvelous. We both love Winter and outdoor fun, we were just envious sitting there watching the show.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 8:14 PM
Christine Welsh - Norris Point, NL

My husband and I watched your show we thought it was marvelous. We both love Winter and outdoor fun, we were just envious sitting there watching the show.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 7:26 PM
Wendell Browne - Altus, OK

I am a native Michigander....I loved the winter scenes...Iam going to plan a trip to some of the locations shown.
Thursday, January 20, 2011 4:18 PM
Don Papak - Windsor, ON

I am always impressed with your programing. It motivates me to get out there.
Sunday, January 23, 2011 12:30 PM
Dianne and Rob Bryant - Woodstock, ON

We just saw the show the other day and we didn't know there were such beautiful spots in our own back yard! Thanks for showing us, and we will be sure to visit as many of them as possible.
Monday, January 24, 2011 8:56 PM
Julie Dennison - Roscommon, MI

Loved the rock climbing and the caves. I can't wait to experience it for myself.  What a great show.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 8:46 PM
Steve Underwood - Trenton, MI

I love watchiong Great Getaways.
Saturday, January 29, 2011 12:08 PM
Yvonne Mulcahy - Clio, MI

I thought the show was very informative, pointing out many areas and things to do. Sitting here on this snowy Michigan day, they even made me want some of that ice cream from Moores. Can't wait to try it, thanks!
Saturday, January 29, 2011 12:32
suzanne garrick - windsor, ON

I really enjoyed the show, especially the parks in sanillac county featuring canoe trips. My parents used to live in Lexington so Iam familiar with the area, thank you.
Saturday, January 29, 2011 12:36 PM
Renee Wilbanks - Attica, MI

I only caught the last 10 minutes of the show but it peaked my interest to check out things in Sanilac County. Thanks for your show!
Saturday, January 29, 2011 12:38 PM
Claudia Warmus - Sterling Heights, MI

My husband and I were debating when to go out and blow the over night's snow when I turned on the TV and found Great Getaways. We proceeded to watch the show and decided then and there that this was a drive that we could make this spring/summer. In fact, we will mention it to our car club and maybe we can make a road trip with other members. Thanks for great viewing and keep up the good work.
Sunday, January 30, 2011 12:13 AM
Lloyd Curtis - Brighton, MI

When I tuned in on your program about fishing at a river in a camping ground in Sanilac County, you caught my attention. I watch the rest of the program with much enjoyment. From now on, I will try to watch your program every week.
Saturday, January 29, 2011 3:24 PM
jim knapp - avoca, MI

I watch your show every week at 12 o-clock pm. I realy enjoy them and this week's was great. It was where me and the wife visit Port Sanilac, we also go to Marlette alot because of the fle market there. Great show.
February 2011
What did you think of this week's show?
Thursday, February 3, 2011 3:00 PM
Marilee Uyttenhove - Morenci, MI

All of your shows are wonderful. I have planned vacations based on the information I learn from your weekly shows. I find out places to go and things to do that I never knew existed. Thank you.
Friday, Februaru 4, 2011 10:56 PM
Russell & Christine Ichenberg - Black River, MI

We enjoy the show alot and we love to see where you go each week.Thank you for the show.
Saturday. February 5, 2011 7:05 AM
Frederick Bridgeman - Dearborn Heights, MI

Thank you so much for featuring the thumb area on your show (Huron Co and Sanilac Co). In Huron County my entire family camps in Grindstone City at Whalen's Grindstone Shores and in Sanilac County, me, my partner and dog camp at Lake Huron Cammpground. Thank you.
Saturday, Februaty 5, 2011 12:20 PM
Julie Johnsn - Lapeer, MI

This was a great show, showing Tawas's biking trails and all the stores downtown. I liked the idea of pickup a basket and going to several shops to fill the basket and then biking to a destination. Great way to bring people to Tawas.
Saturday, February 5, 2011 12:06 PM
Kurt Kuczewski - Livonia, MI

Love the show. It's great every week. We never miss an episode. Thank you.
Saturday, February 5, 2011 12:29 PM
John Ross - Plymouth, MI

Another excellent show, makes me anxious for spring.
Saturday, February 5, 2011 12:33 PM
Rene Simanovich - Fair Haven, MI

I just love this program! It is great to know that we have so much to do in our own back yard! I ask my friends all the time why they are spending their money in other States when the things that they are leaving for are right here in Michigan!!! Keep up the good work!! I'll keep watching!!
Saturday, February 5 2011 12:35 PM
Martin McDonnell - Sterling Heights, MI

I love the show. My family and I recently moved here from PA and your show is a great way for us to learn about the rich heritage that MI has to offer. We are an outdoor family and love to camp, bike and hike. With your shows this enables us to watch and decide on the trips that we are planning.  Keep up the good work and thank you.
Saturday, February 5, 2011 1:46 PM
Mark Ryder - Monroe, MI

Awesome! Loved watching it. Made me wish it was early summer!
Saturday, February 5, 2011 1:56 PM
Eleanor Monroe - Washington, MI

It was so good to watch and dream about a bike ride along the lake. Love the picnic basket idea from the town shops. 
Saturday, February 5, 2011 6:05 PM
Ken Baillie - Durand, MI

Full of fun places to go that are not too far from home; can't wait for more. Thank you!
Sunday, February 6, 2011 11:37 AM
Cindy Brosnan - Decatur, MI

Very good and it enlightened us on the Tawas area.  There seems to be a lot to do there and we are planning on visiting.  We're esp. intetested in the biking trails!
Sunday, February 6, 2011 12:07 PM
Jacqualyn Champion - Grand Rapids, MI

I was absolutely thrilled to turn on the tv this morning for a local weather report in Grand Rapids and saw the Biking in Tawas" show. Thank you for an outstanding job and my hat goes off to all the local merchants for sharing this best kept secret of the sunrise side of the state.
Sunday February 5, 2011 12:17 PM
Selma Bargas - Holland, MI

My family and I really like all of your gives us new places to check out when we go camping Up North. Really looking forward to going here!
Sunday, February 6, 2011 1:34 PM
Nancy Lawrence - Sturgis, MI

Fantastic, right in our own back yard!!!!
Can't wait to go!!!!!
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 8:03 PM
Tim Pittman - Southgate, MI

I thought it was very informative, I've been to the area camp grounds before but didn't know everything the area had to offer.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 8:09 PM
Leslie Mason - White Lake, MI

The shows are always a pleasure. They have me loving this State more than ever!
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 8:13 PM
Karen Carter - Ypsilanti, MI

It was fantastic. I now have a new item for my bucket list, kit sailing at Tawas, I would love to bike in the area too.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 9:14 PM
Dianne Froman - Farmingto Hills, MI

Loved it, very interesting. I am definitely going to be visiting Tawas!
Tuesday. February 8, 9:45 PM
Greg Vander Ploeg - Harper Woods, MI

Great program, very fun to watch. It's going to be on my list of places to go this summer.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 8:59 PM
Michael Holden - Clinton Township, MI

Enjoyed the show so much that we are planning a trip to Manistique this summer. Canoeing on the Seney and Kitch-iti-ki-pi are our primary goals.
Friday, February 11, 2011 10:03 PM
Mike Card - Bellaire, MI

Today's show was good, as they all are.  I am always looking forward to watching they are well done, informative, and in a very friendly way.
Saturday, February 12, 2011 12:33 PM
Kurt Kuczewski - Livonia, MI

Love it.  We enjoy all your shows
Saturday, February 12, 2011 2:09 PM
Karen Smedley - Scottville, MI

As with every show we catch--fantastic.  Helps us to see we don't need to go far to enjoy nature.
Saturday, February 12, 2011 5:33 PM
Connie Mikkola - Clinton Township, MI

What a beautiful area. I did travel to the area back 30 years ago.  There wasn't any tree top hiking though at the time.  That looked like fun and the zip line looked like fun too. Would like to make future plans to visit.
Saturday, February 12, 2011 6:01 PM
Mark Ryder - Monroe, MI

Awesome! Looking forward to seeing your show each week!
Sunday, February 13, 2011 11:51 AM
Chiara Alvarez - Grand Rapids, MI

The show really peaked our interest in Gray County, ON.  The tree top walk, pottery, farm family markets and good eats appealed to both my husband and I.  Great job on the show.
Monday, February 14, 2011 6:31 PM
Joyce Ochowicz - Mason, MI

I thoroughly enjoyed the show, especially the hike through the treetops!  I'd love to try it sometime.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 8:13 PM
Trish Miller - Wallaceburg, ON

I think it's great that you come to Canada and show our beautiful country, I have discovered many beautiful places here in ontario through your show that I did not know we had!
Saturday, February 19, 2011 4:18 PM
Kim Sfreddo - Plymouth, MI

Birding at Tuttle Marsh was breathtaking, relaxing and reduced my stress level.
Monday, February 21, 2011 3:19 PM
Ann Turnwald - Henderson, MI

Enjoyed the show, as always it give me ideas for daytrips and vacation. Thanks.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:03 PM
Barbara Haman - Port Sanilac, MI

I loved it!, am interested in kayaking Tuttle Marsh now.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:10 PM
Barb Ball - Rochester Hills, MI

I can't wait to go birding in July!  Thank you for your wonderfully informative program!
Saturday, February 26, 2011 12:10 PM
Patricia Jacob - Saginaw, MI

We just started looking for parks around michigan and are interested in the parks shown on the show. My husband wants to try the icecream!!
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