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September 2013
What did you think of this week's show?
Sun 9/1/2013 11:14 AM
Allen Veenkant - Freeland, MI

This show and all of your shows are very enjoyable and thought provoking.
Tue 9/3/2013 8:03 PM
Christopher Glunt - Cadillac, MI

Very good information on the area. Living on the west side of the state I have yet to visit the Oscoda area. Looking forward to planning a trip!
Wed 9/4/2013 7:57 AM
Shirley Donohue - Livonia, MI

My husband, Mike and I love your show - We watch it every week. It is taped automatically when we are not home. We get great ideas where to go in and around Michigan.
Thu 9/5/2013 6:30 PM
Andrew  Kapusta Jr - Clinton Township, MI

As always, another great show - I look forward to each and every episode. Thank you for the exposure to Michigan.
Sat 9/7/2013 12:19 PM
Joyce Richmond - Delaware, OH

We really enjoy vacationing in the Oscoda area and I found out some new things by watching your show!
Sun 9/8/2013 5:36 AM
Monica  Wisniewski - Warren, MI

I love the show, I watch it every weekend.
Sun 9/8/2013 12:16 PM
Randy Stuhan - Casnovia, MI

I am a first time watcher, and you have sold me! We are currently planning on vacationing up there next summer with the grandchildren. Loved the trails and monuments you showed - like hidden secrets, not to mention the beautiful beaches. Thank you for a relaxing and beautiful show.
Mon 9/9/2013 6:14 PM
Jim Bednarz - Sterling Hgts, MI
We loved this week’s show of Oscoda. Loved it so much my wife and I would love to spend our anniversary there this October.
Tue 9/10/2013 6:47 AM
Mary Wagner - Gladwin, MI

We are fast approaching fall color time, and this week's show entices one to get out on the AuSable River and drink in its beauty.
Tue 9/10/2013 8:50 PM
Richard Fronczak - Dearborn Heights, MI

This show (Oscoda Autumn Splendor) was very informative. I have vacationed in the area for many years with family and friends.
Sat 9/14/2013 12:04 PM
Mark Werda - Alpena, MI
What a great segment! I love the great lakes and shoreline, and I have a Harley Road King so this week’s show (Ontario Epic Ride) looked very appealing to me.
Sat 9/14/2013 12:52 PM
Jerry  Hendrick - Marysville, MI

Nice! I just bought a bike and had been thinking of a Bruce bike trip. Your show made my mind up. Thanks.
Tue 9/17/2013 9:03 PM
Cheryl Mast - Sturgis , MI
Wow, you hooked me!  Have never been to the Bruce Peninsula, but it is definitely on my Bucket List now!
Thu 9/19/2013 12:48 PM
JR Lomerson - Attica, MI

Since I am a nurse working 2nd shift, I have no choice but to stay home on Saturday with the hopes of catching channel 56 from Detroit. My wife and I thoroughly enjoy your show and try to visit as many of the locations you visit.
Sat 9/21/2013 11:57 AM
Linda McCoy - Milford, MI

Sunrise Side Wine & Hops Trail was great, love to learn and see new things going on in the Mitt.
Sat 9/21/2013 11:58 AM
Ashley Titherage - Mancelona, MI

My husband and I love to go on little trips like this and your show is always the starting point for what we'll do next!
Sat 9/21/2013 12:00 PM
Jim Phipps - Waterford , MI

Sunrise Side Wine & Hops Trail was great. I didn't know that we had wineries Michigan.
Sat 9/21/2013 12:05 PM
G. Hatt - Durand, MI

Fun and informative, gave me a greater 'view' of Michigan and what is right in my 'back yard' so to speak. I enjoyed it and it came about by sheer luck of the channel my TV was tuned to from last night. Thanks and have a great day.
Sat 9/21/2013 12:22 PM
Monica Wisniewski - Warren, MI

I have been to this area (Sunrise Side) many times and now I want to go back for a sight and taste adventure. I love this show, thank you.
Sat 9/21/2013 12:31 PM
Linda Tennant - Ortonville, MI

I just finished watching this program and really enjoyed it. We have done the wineries around the Traverse City/Leland area but I didn't realize there were so many on the east side of the state. It will make a great Girl's Weekend trip. Thank you.
Sat 9/21/2013 12:31 PM
Judith McIntosh - Howell, MI

I thought the show was great! I had never heard of the winery before and plan to take visitors there the next time I have company. Also I had never seen Great Getaways before and plan to watch regularly.
Sat 9/21/2013 12:29 PM
Rick McLaughlin - Shelby Township, MI

Great to see so much to do in our great state!
Sat 9/21/2013 12:33 PM
Andrew Townsin - Wyandotte, MI
I took my wife on the same wine tour 3 weeks ago and had a great time. We ended up in Charlevoix and loved watching this episode and the glorious memories it revived. Cheers Andrew.
Sat 9/21/2013 12:33 PM
JR Lomerson - Attica, MI

My wife and I really enjoyed today’s show. We didn't know about the wineries and tasting rooms all along US 23.We were just through that area a couple of weeks ago. Had we known, we would have stopped. The planner and DVD will be very handy since we have friends that will be interested in taking the trip. Thanks again, guys, for another great show. Continues success, J R and Nancy Lomerson.
Sat 9/21/2013 3:04 PM
Jeanne Wickline - Southgate, MI
We LOVED the show. We vacation in the area and are always looking for more things to do. This show gave us a lot of great new ideas.
Sat 9/21/2013 4:37 PM
Bonnie Phillips - Spring Lake, MI

I really enjoyed this week program. I like to see different places to visit for wine tasting. Thank you. I have never seen this program before, I happened to see it while camping at Frankenmuth.
Sat 9/21/2013 6:34 PM
Andrew Kapusta Jr - Clinton Township, MI
Wow! What a great show. We have been to some of these places, but now it looks like we will have to explore it again. Thanks for a wonderful show, keep up the great work - always a fan.
Sat 9/21/2013 9:05 PM
Dean Yannotti - Waterford, MI

Great show (Sunrise Side Wine & Hops Trail). It got me excited for a nice weekend trip.
Sun 9/22/2013 12:20 AM
Robert C  Moore - Waterford, MI

This is what we have wanted to do for a long time, but just kept putting it off. Until today while watching your show! Every week you do great stuff, keep it up!
Sun 9/22/2013 8:43 AM
lyn Withey - New Lothrop, MI
I just love all your shows but this week’s show is something I can do, and it isn't that far away. You really explain the areas that you go to and bring in the history and culture of the area. I love to see scenic places to visit around Michigan. I was hoping your show would go to all the other 49 states so they could see what Michigan has to offer.
Sun 9/22/2013 10:21 AM
Margie Thompson - South Boardman, MI

I loved the show! My husband (Sam) and I are retired (fixed income). We like taking local day/weekend trips. The "Sunrise Side Wine and Hops Trail" is exactly what we were looking for: wine for me and hops for Sam. I’m also looking forward to seeing Lake Huron again. I'm a Huron County girl who hasn't been back to the thumb in many years. It’s a little ways away from Sunrise Side, but Lake Huron none-the-less. Thanks so much for a great show.
Sun 9/22/2013 12:07 PM
Drew Borkowski - Kalamazoo, MI

I only caught the last half of the show. I thought it was very interesting and was some good journalism. Keep up the good work.
Sun 9/22/2013 3:16 PM
Jackie Luttermoser - Brighton, MI

I loved (Sunrise Side Wine & Hops Trail). I always look forward to see where you are going next.
Tue 9/24/2013 7:58 PM
Beth Latulip - Evart, MI

I loved the show (Sunrise Side Wine & Hops)! Never traveled on that side of the state and now I have a reason!
Tue 9/24/2013 8:02 PM
Janetta Garcia - Trenton, MI

This is my 3rd year living in Michigan. I am from the Gulf Coast and thought I would be able to travel and see everything Michigan has to offer - but between my husband’s schedule and my daughters schedule the closest thing to travel that I get is your program and the "Travel Channel”.
Tue 9/24/2013 8:05 PM
Fred Schuster - Lake, MI
Great show (Sunrise Side Wine & Hops), we visited west side wineries every fall. We are excited to explore new areas. 
Wed 9/25/2013 8:21 PM
George Nagy - Oscoda, MI

Very informative - can't believe we didn't know these wineries were so close. Thanks for such a wonderful program!
Fri 9/27/2013 10:56 AM
Ron Gerds - Chesterfield, MI

We enjoyed the show (Sunrise Side Wine & Hops). We are truly blessed in Michigan with God's creation and good people. I'd like to head "up north" the second week of October.
Sat 9/28/2013 12:01 PM
Bill Kacanowski - Ray TWP, MI
I love the Ogemaw County and West Branch area, great Show. The area is so beautiful, especially in the fall. Thank you for this show!
Sun 9/29/2013 10:17 PM
Mait Stewart - Southgate, MI

Great show (West Branch Autumn Fun)!! We just bought a cottage in Alger, MI, just outside of West Branch and knew very little about the area. Your show contained some great information, thank you!
October 2013
What did you think of this week's show?
Tue 10/1/2013 8:01 PM
Herbert Tussing - Clarkston, MI

We're enjoying your show very much.
Tue 10/1/2013 8:08 PM
Greg Price - Breckenridge , MI

Your edition on Ogemaw County depicted a sunrise gem in NE Michigan. Ogemaw County represents a true blend of wildlife, rolling pastures, streams, and a great area to camp, hike, or spend a day outdoors.  
Fri 10/4/2013 12:21 PM
Veronica Brookshire - Lewiston, MI

I loved your show, it is the area my husband grew up in and he knew the areas you showed. We are thinking of taking a tour around the area again and see the changes that have taken place. We enjoy all your shows. They are very interesting and very informative. It helps us with ideas to do in our own area, instead of venturing out to other states. There is so much to do and see right here in our own backyards! Thank you again for your show.
Sat 10/5/2013 12:05 PM
Debra Smith - Dearborn Heights, MI

Very informative! Fall is my favorite time of the year. We never have been up north in the fall and would love to try it to experience the fall colors.
Sat 10/5/2013 9:04 PM
Frances Livingston - Fostoria, MI

Being new to the area, and just discovering your program, I'm very interested in what you show.
Sat 10/12/2013 11:59 AM
Bethany Lorenz – Facebook Comment

Just happened to turn on the tv and this show was on. I sometimes forget how beautiful our state is. Thank you for the reminder.
Sat 10/12/2013 12:29 PM
Cecelia Trost - Bloomfield Hills, MI

(Fall Color on Big Bikes) inspired me to get outdoors to experience all that Michigan has to offer.
Sat 10/12/2013 1:19 PM
Paul & Lori Corner - Cadillac, MI

We enjoyed this week’s show and we are looking forward to visiting Tawas area.
Sat 10/12/2013 4:31 PM
Deanna Worden - Mason, MI
Fall Color on Big Bikes is very colorful and beautiful. I'm watching it right now!
Sat 10/12/2013 5:29 PM
Tammy Pafford - Millington, MI

I loved it (Fall Color on Big Bikes). It reminded me of all the best times of my life where in Tawas and how much I miss it. I need to get back up there. The north is the best place ever to be. How lucky you are to be able to travel all over Michigan and Canada to bring us this Great T.V. Show. Keep up the great work. Thank You.
Sun 10/13/2013 5:51 PM
Edward Franklin - Kalamazoo, MI

Just starting today and think the show is great. I will be watching.
Mon 10/14/2013 2:00 PM
Engel Pottery - Southfield, MI
Very enjoyable programming!
Mon 10/14/2013 10:36 PM
Loretta  Speshock - Macomb, MI

I love the Tawas area. I was able to go on a vacation right from my TV. Thank you so much!
Sat 10/19/2013 12:33 PM
Thomas Elbode - Warren, MI
This was the first time I've viewed the show; caught it as I was channel surfing. I had hoped to do a Lake Huron circle tour this past summer but finances didn't permit it. I am looking forward to more ideas of things to do and places to visit when we eventually take the trip. I liked the 'no frills' attitude of the show. Some shows 'stage' things to make them look more interesting, but I find letting nature take its course more appealing.
Sat 10/26/2013 12:02 PM
Denise Docusen - Howell, MI

Just loved your piece on the Rifle River camping area, I am very eager to visit this camping area.
Sat 10/26/2013 12:04 PM
Scott Lowe - Roseville, MI
This week’s show was very informative. I am always looking for new places to go.
Sat 10/26/2013 12:15 PM
Gregory McParland - Goodrich, MI
I like all the information that is given. I also like the way I am exposed to new places I have never see in my state. Thank you.
Sat 10/26/2013 12:28 PM
Dave Driskill - Chesterfield
It (Rifle River) was a great travel planner for our boy-scout troop.
Sat 10/26/2013 12:29 PM
Heidi Coffman - Huntington Woods, MI

Loved it (Rifle River)! I have heard of the Rifle River but have never been there. As a camper, hiker and kayaker, I will now make it a priority to get there next summer for the beauty and quiet of the river and lakes. Very well done!
Sat 10/26/2013 12:32 PM
Paul Serkel - Commerece township , MI

It (the Rifle River) was very good. I'm excited to find out more about the area, it looked truly peaceful.
Sat 10/26/2013 12:31 PM
Steven Peruski - East China, MI
I found the show to be very informative. It has been over 40 years since I went on a canoe trip down the Rifle River. This show makes me want to explore the rest of the Rifle River Recreation area in the years to come.
Sat 10/26/2013 12:35 PM
Terry Wnukowski - Imlay City, MI
We enjoyed the show very much. My husband and I enjoy camping, especially in the fall. We love the northern areas of the lower peninsula of Michigan. We have not spent much time in the Rifle River area, and found your show today educational and well done.
Sat 10/26/2013 12:37 PM
Gary Shinn - Brooklyn, MI

I always enjoy all your programs. Keep up the good work.
Sat 10/26/2013 12:45 PM
Barney Ware - Interlochen, MI

I really enjoy your shows, as they show us many new places to go to for camping and day trips. They also show us new things about places we have been to - but did not know were there. Thank you for all the info.
Sat 10/26/2013 12:54 PM
David Sanger - Sterling Heights, MI
Fantastic show on the Rifle River Recreation Area! Even though I've lived in South-East Michigan most of my life, I had no idea this area existed. Having only taken up fly fishing recently, I'm excited to plan a trip with my family to this area. Thank you for bringing high quality programming highlighting our gorgeous state to PBS.
Sat 10/26/2013 12:58 PM
Linda Matthews - Burtchville, MI
You gave us good info on an area we did not know existed, and did a great job. We will be putting it on next year’s outing lists.
Sat 10/26/2013 4:17 PM
Arley Keppen - Canton, MI,

I’ve been on the Rifle River and it is a great area. Your show is great and so are your locations. Keep up the good work.
Sat 10/26/2013 4:30 PM
Bert Eggers - Saginaw, MI

Well done. I appreciated the info on fishing regulations, canoe, boat rental, and camping. I never realized that the Rifle River area had so much variety and size to it. Thanks for all you do.
Sat 10/26/2013 4:32 PM
Dennis Trylch - Sanford, MI

I have been to the Rifle River Recreational area so many times, and I thank you for giving it the attention that it deserves. I personally believe it is the best state park in the state.
Sat 10/26/2013 10:37 PM
Joseph Lavery - Newport, MI
Thank you for going to places like Rifle River. We camped there for the first time this summer. What a beautiful and historical Park! The owls at night are fun to listen to when you're up keeping the campfire stoked.
Sun 10/27/2013 11:53 AM
Julie Lubbers - Hamilton, MI

Excellent show! I would love to go to Rifle River area again. I canoed there when I was younger, and after watching the show I want to go back!
Sun 10/27/2013 1:57 PM
Ken Mead - Moline, MI

I really enjoyed the show today. The Rifle River Recreational area looks like a place I would like to take my family. Thanks for doing a great show!
Tue 10/29/2013 8:43 AM
Jeff LaChance -Facebook Comment

Just wanted to share with you Tom, how grateful I am that you guys are still on television. I have watched your show faithfully since its inception 10+ years ago. I try to watch every week, and hope you are on for many more years to come.
Tue 10/29/2013 7:44 PM
Bill Kacanowski - Ray TWP, MI

I love the Ogemaw County area. It especially looks beautiful in the fall. Please keep the excellent Great Getaways shows coming!
Tue 10/29/2013 7:59 PM
Dianne Peterson - West Bloomfield, MI

What a great program! It showed a part of Michigan I've never been to before, but will surely make a visit soon!
Tue 10/29/2013 7:59 PM
Dan Bowles - Lake City, MI

Totally surprised that we live so close to the Rifle River area and didn't know that it existed! Thanks for introducing it to us.
Tue 10/29/2013 8:00 PM
Ruth Kaye - Traverse City, MI

This looks like such an amazing, and beautiful area (Rifle River). Thanks for doing a show on this area. I knew nothing about it and feel like we are missing a beautiful experience. I am very interested in visiting!
Tue 10/29/2013 8:00 PM
Janice Sagle - St. Louis, MI
Really enjoyed the show, and learning more about my state and fun places to go. Thank you!
Tue 10/29/2013 8:01 PM
Tom Smith - Mount Pleasant, MI

I was not aware of the Rifle River Recreation Area. The show was incredible! I will be visiting soon, along with my kayak!
Tue 10/29/2013 8:05 PM
Robert McArthur - Ortonville, MI

The show was great (Rifle River). We camped there Labor Day, and we learned so much more from the show. We have plans for next year’s Labor Day, plus another trip to the park. We were so impressed with the way the entire park is maintained and hope the state will always preserve this beautiful park.
Tue 10/29/2013 8:12 PM
Maurine Deering - Linden, MI
Beautiful! We are retired and my husband has never been camping. But now he is considering it after watching your shows, especially today. He thinks you should broadcast in other states so they will want to come to Michigan.
Tue 10/29/2013 8:21 PM
Ruth Page - Farmington Hills, MI
I enjoyed the show so much on learning about the Rifle River Campgrounds and the several lakes surrounding the grounds. The beauty and peace! I can't wait to share it with family and friends.
Wed 10/30/2013 8:29 PM
Michael Olson - St. Charles, MI

I enjoyed the heck out of it. Of course I enjoy the program and all its "GREAT GETAWAYS". It is very entertaining, and informative. I have been to many of the places you guys traveled to. You're always showing me NEW things and places this beautiful state has to offer. Keep up the good work and I'll keep watching. YEA PBS!

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