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July 2012
What did you think of this week's show?
Sunday, July 01, 2012 10:58 AM
Andrea Riegler - Grand Haven, MI

I've been meaning to get to the east side of the state, this show was a good introduction to some great places to visit.
Sunday, July 01, 2012 11:05 AM
Deborah  Jandle - Grand Rapids, MI

Wonderful show! Glad to see promotion of wildlife and hiking.
Sunday, July 01, 2012 11:35 AM
Jenny Pon - Novi, MI

I enjoy this show and all others in this wonderful travel series because it has increased my awareness of many outdoor recreational opportunities in various parts of Michigan and nearby Ontario.  I enjoy exploring nearby outdoor getaways through this series and find it very relaxing viewing the beautiful outdoor scenaries. I like the interviews with the locals and users to give their perspective of the area.
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 5:54 PM
Eckhart Dersch - Okemos, MI

I was only slightly familiar with the Hoist area.  I will now go back and explore even more.
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 6:57 PM
Kimberly McLeod - Chesterfield, MI

Thank you for the show.  Very informative.  We will be visiting in August because of the information aired on your show :)
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 7:08 PM
Teri Gillespie - Flat Rock, MI

You're shows are always great!  We would never know about such unique places so close to home without watching you.
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 7:18 PM
John Grobbel - Chesterfield, MI

Awesome show...I love your shows...please keep 'em coming!
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 12:07 PM
Michele Curtis - Bristol, IN

Beautiful show . . . made me want to jump in my car and get there and float around in that wonderful water . . . it's 95 degrees here today. Thanks!
Thursday, July 05, 2012 8:05 PM
David Ross - Fremont, MI

Tonight we watched your show on the Houghton Lake/Higgins Lake area.  I am from there originally and it was very interesting to see the old swim spots and other places.
Saturday, July 07, 2012 11:00 AM
Alan Wehner - Warren, MI

I spend alot of time up at the Houghton Lake & Higgins Lake area. Was not aware of some of the attractions on the show. Would like to visit these sites.
Saturday, July 07, 2012 11:16 AM
Marty Haberland - Pinckney, MI

Great timing on the Houghton Lake show as we are planning a trip there later this summer.
Saturday, July 07, 2012 11:35 AM
Joseph Kuzdral - Hamtramck, MI

Great show. Love the format. Learning more about Michigan with every show. Keep up the good work.
Saturday, July 07, 2012 11:37 AM
Jianxin Mai - Belleville, MI

I always enjoyed your shows. They provided good guides for our next destinations. Keep up with your good work. Thank you so much!
Saturday, July 07, 2012 11:43 AM
Colleen and Michael Rudi - Warren, MI

We have been going to the Higgins Lake area for most of our lives and your show really captured the area's wonderful attractions.  In fact, we learned more from your show about this area than we have in a long time and will be checking out the events and things to do that you covered.Nice Job and Thank YOU!
Saturday, July 07, 2012 7:29 PM
Lori Lutz - St.Clair, MI

I think this week's show was great, my husband and I are looking forward to our first hike, the information was very helpful.
Sunday, July 08, 2012 9:19 PM
Randy Kaminski - Mt. Clemens , MI

This show was the first I have seen and very well timed.  I will be staying in an area near here this summer and I am looking forward to the attractions discussed and viewed on this show - Thank You!
Monday, July 09, 2012 11:20 AM
Jacalyn Kort - Grand Rapids, MI

I loved the show. It looks like a place I may plan my next vacation. Beautiful area. Thanks.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 2:47 PM
Pam Pylkas - Trenton, MI

The show we saw was the one about the different adventures on the Ausable River.  It was great-very informative and great pictures.  We hope to visit soon!
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 6:47 PM
Wilgus Webb - Lincoln Park, MI

Me and my family loved it, we travel north alot but never checked out the Rifle River Recreation Area. So we rented a cabin on Clear Lake just a short distance away, we canoed the rifle and had a great time. To top it off during our two hour canoe trip (Big Mike's) we saw a bald eagle flying overhead and land on its tree. I love northern mid-Michigan, thanks for the great shows.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 6:59 PM
Jeiselle Ortisi - Alma, MI

Great!  We vacation there every summer!  We love the Houghton Lake area!
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 9:11 PM
Bill  Papendick - Houghton Lake, MI

Tom O'Boyle always gives an interesting in depth talk about what he is observing and he seems to know what we the public would like to see and hear about various attractions.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 1:19 PM
April Harris - Mayville, MI

Like it. Keep on making more. I like to use your ideas. We always pick a different spot and explore. Michigan is such a beautiful state alot.
Thursday, July 12, 2012 8:02 PM
Nathaniel Reif - Frankenmuth , MI

I haven't been to Big Island but, after seeing this show, it is going on my list of places to see in Michigan.
Saturday, July 14, 2012 11:00 AM
Charlie Curro - Grayling, MI

Well done -wish it was an hour show!
Saturday, July 14, 2012 11:01 AM
Jonathan Podhola - Riverview, MI

Again amazing show this week, i took from a show last year and made a vacation of the area i saw. I hope to do the same with this episode.
Saturday, July 14, 2012 11:07 AM
Judy Foeller - Cheboygan, MI

I enjoyed the show.  I liked the casualness of it. It made you feel as if you were in the third kayak. Hoping to talk my sister into kayaking the three lakes and next year going to the festival with my husband.
Saturday, July 14, 2012 11:26 AM
Bill  Kacanowski - Ray Township, MI

We just bought some property in nearby Luce County and its good to see shows in the U.P.
Saturday, July 14, 2012 11:35 AM
Ronald Wood - Livonia, MI

Very well presented; makes one want to gas up the auto and head north to the "Upper"!
Saturday, July 14, 2012 11:44 AM
Jeff Richards - Clinton Township, MI

Dear Tom,
Really enjoyed your show on Manistique.I love going up to the U.P. to camp. Never stayed in the Manistique area. Hope to plan a trip there. I watch your show every Saturday, I hope you keep featuring more areas of this great state. Keep up the good work, I'm glad there is a show like yours, it's one of a kind. Thanks.
Saturday, July 14, 2012 11:31 AM
Sharon Schulte - Trenton, MI

I really want to stay in MI to vacation now.
Sunday, July 15, 2012 10:58 AM
Phyllis Shilling - Sidney, MI

Awesome!!!! Lived in Michigan over 53 years... I learn something new when I watch your show!!  Thank You
Sunday, July 15, 2012 10:59 AM
Phil  Anderson - Coldwater, MI

Very interesting. Have only driven by Manistique on way to and from Menominee - now Manistique will become a destination. Thanks!
Sunday, July 15, 2012 11:07 AM
LeAnn Deittrick - Gobles, MI

This show was great! Now I want to travel to Manistique. So glad you made a show about this area of Michigan.
Sunday, July 15, 2012 11:05 AM
Ann Tyson - Belding, MI

My husband & I really enjoyed this show. We are born & bred Michigan natives and we always like to spend our vacations in our own state. We never realized how beautiful the lakes are in this episode & would love to plan a getaway up there this year. We always enjoy your shows and appreciate the focus on this beautiful state.
Sunday, July 15, 2012 12:23 PM
Jeff Humphrey - Comstock Park, MI

Awesome show as usual. I DVR this show to make sure I don't miss any episodes. Keep up the great work. I would like to see more of west michigan too. Thanks again for showing off what our beautiful state has to offer.
Sunday, July 15, 2012 1:26 PM
Debbie Hettler - Crystal, MI

Loved watching them travel the small lakes in their kayaks.  The scenery was beautiful...loved seeing the trees reflecting in the lakes.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 1:34 AM
Kevin Novak - Gaines, MI

I like all your shows because I like everything about Northern Michigan. I have deer hunted and hiked the Big Island Lake area and loved the peacefulness of the area. Me and some friends want to do a canoe, camping, fishing trip soon and your show got me fired up once again.  Thank you and I can't wait till your next show. Have a great day.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 7:22 PM
Brenda Gardner - Clare, MI

Loved the show this week!! My husband and I are big fans. We love to travel through Michigan and the surrounding areas. We have been wanting to explore the UP more and now we have more reasons to do so. Thanks and keep up the good work!
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 9:14 PM
Mrs. Ken Rehse - Dearborn, MI

We enjoyed your show and would like to see the Manistique area. We had been watching your show for some time but you are on at another time in the Dearborn area and we are glad we found you again.
Saturday, July 21, 2012 10:42 AM
Linda Syroid - Allenton, MI

We loved this show. We go up there alot and did not know about some of the things that you showed in the video.
Saturday, July 21, 2012 11:28 AM
Steve Cant - Canton, MI

I thought it was a great show.  My wife and I are always looking for a "local" weekend getaway for camping or just a place to get away.
Saturday, July 21, 2012 11:48 AM
Andrew Kapusta Jr - Clinton Township, MI

As usual, your show is great. Another planned trip is in the near future. Thank you for bringing these wonderful sites to us. Keep up the great work. Happy Camping....Andrew
Saturday, July 21, 2012 4:04 PM
Melvin Checker - Vernon, MI

I didn't know about these parks, but from what I saw on the program, they are beautiful and I plan to visit one our more of them.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 8:50 PM
Barbara Beaton - Ann Arbor, MI

This was a GREAT show!  We really enjoyed seeing some of our favorite Manistique spots and learn about some beautiful new areas as well.
Saturday, July 28, 2012 11:46 AM
Alexandra Seizew - Warren, MI

Amazing! Made my heart cry for how much I miss the sweet majesty of Canada.  Thanks for the re-connect!
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 3:03 PM
Edward Bradshaw - Goldsboro , NC

I loved this episode, I have been canoeing before and wish I were there. I would have camped out though without electricity, etc. I noticed the host said he preferred creature comforts. I would have roughed it all the way.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 7:09 PM
Anthony Ferri - Hamilton, ON

I live in southern Ontario along the Bruce Trail and am just 2 hrs. from the beautiful Georgian Bay. Your show was fabulous, just loved it. Thanks.
August 2012
What did you think of this week's show?
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 7:58 PM
Ray Benson - Otter Lake , MI

I learn something new about this great state every time I watch the show.
Friday, August 03, 2012 8:41 PM
Dan Bowles - Lake City, MI

Travel in Michigan with you always puts a new face on the state. You do an excellent job at adding new places to our local travel "bucket list"!
Saturday, August 04, 2012 10:58 AM
Brigit  Howe - Grand Blanc, MI

Awesome. I have friends coming from out of town that have heard the bad rap Flint has gotten. I'd love to show them the good stuff before they visit!!
Saturday, August 04, 2012 11:34 AM
Michelle Brzuszek - Marine City, MI

I thought it was fantastic. I learned things about the car industry I didn't know,  and lots of things about Flint I didn't know. I want to bring my whole family (about 30) to all the fun things I saw on the program.
Saturday, August 04, 2012 3:14 PM
Brian Granger - Flint, MI

The show was very interesting and informative.
Saturday, August 04, 2012 3:31 PM
David Marchant - White Lake, MI

The show was very interesting. I wish there were more of this type of show on television.
Saturday, August 04, 2012 3:33 PM
Audrey Wood - Flint, MI

I really enjoyed watching  the show. I felt it is very good for Flint for people to see that everything about Flint is not bad. There are a lot of good, entertaining and beautiful things about Flint.
Saturday, August 04, 2012 5:09 PM
Linda Geromin - Hamtramck, MI

Appreciated Huckleberry Railroad info, as it was closed when we tried to visit.
Sunday, August 05, 2012 9:28 AM
Robert Tonello - Windsor, ON

Excellent as are all shows I have seen so far. Info is well presented & up to date in an informative manner.
Sunday, August 05, 2012 9:49 AM
JR Lomerson - Attica, MI

Great episode, we are planning to re-visit UP again this fall,  would like to visit areas you showed. Thanks again guys.
Sunday, August 05, 2012 11:06 AM
Dennis Ray Thomas - Grand Rapids, MI

I watched your show for the first time on Aug. 5, 2012 (Sunday). I enjoyed the part about the Bikes On The Bricks I will be watching your show more often on Sundays on WGVU TV in Grand Rapids.
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 7:00 PM
BethAnn Cox - Waterford, MI

Enjoyed it very much.  I did not know about all the family friendly activities that Crossroads Village afford. Thank you.  :-)
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 7:09 PM
Ted Hansen - Grand Blanc, MI

Great! We were at the Chevy 100th in 2011, and we' ve had family passes several years for Crossroads Village. Thanks much!
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 8:02 AM
Daniel Sturgis - Linden, MI

Excellent show. I work in Flint and its sad that the town is going to shambles, its so beautiful. You all did an excellent job on Genesee county.
Thursday, August 09, 2012 8:08 AM
Tina DePew - Eastpointe, MI

Any information about Houghton Lake is great. Brings back wonderful memories of childhood vacations.
Saturday, August 11, 2012 1:22 PM
Bob Flynn

Just wanted to say thank you for the show that highlighted the AuSable River area. Myself and 8 friends did a 6 day bicycle trip with all our gear in this area and the Rifle River area. We did a loop from Owosso and back for a 320 mile trip. I had never been in this area and it was an awesome trip. Keep up the good work on your show and now we need an area to go to next year.
Monday, August 13, 2012 9:30 PM
Margaret Witalec - Avoca, MI

Interesting, beautiful. We need more shows like Great Getaways!
Thursday, August 23, 2012 4:59 PM
Andrew Kapusta Jr - Clinton Township, MI

This show was very good. My wife and I are planning on going to the pumpkin fest this year. Thank you for showing us this area.
Saturday, August 25, 2012 3:30 PM
Chad Fehn - Hemlock, MI

Loved this weeks show, was just telling my girlfriend that we needed to go up to Oscoda/Tawas. Thks for all the info.
Sunday, August 26, 2012 10:51 AM
Barb Vincent - Grand Rapids, MI

Very informative. I want to visit Saginaw County after seeing this show.
Thursday, August 30, 2012 8:04 PM
Joe Timko - Vicksburg, MI

We spent a week at Tawas Point campground and didn't realize how many other things there were to do and see close by, ie, the Au Sable and environs.  Looking forward to going back!

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