While viewing these photos, you should imagine the musky odor of Grandpa's Pine Tar Soap in the air. Grandpa's Pine Tar Soap is the official soap of Northern Michigan. After several months of exclusively using Grandpa's Pine Tar Soap myself, I am happy to say that on this vacation my wife also started using it. Being married to a woman who smells like a burning tire factory almost makes up for not catching any bass on Wycamp Lake (hearing the loons call to each other while paddling through the dusklit water was also nice). There's always next summer, fish.
Last year: Up North: Seen (2010); also, Taking Care