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Marram
post May 27 2008, 09:56 PM
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#19 Vote

#20 Vote in a City by the lake poll

#20 Get involved in your neighborhood and your community

#21 Sing karaoke at one of the local watering holes

#22 Attend an event at the newly renovated Memorial Park

#23 Walk the beach from Washington Park to stop 40 and back again (or catch a ride on a sailboat for the return trip)

#24 Have a coffee, a paper, and a bakery good by the fireplace at the Al's on Karwick

#25 Eat on the deck behind Swingbelly's, and enjoy the view of Lake Michigan, the Harbor, and the Lighthouse (ignore NIPSCO)


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post May 28 2008, 07:23 AM
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Nice additions to the list!
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post May 28 2008, 08:27 AM
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26. Ride a bicycle on York St. (just the cobblestone part).


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post May 28 2008, 08:56 AM
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27. Watch the drawbridge go up from Millenium Park, then watch the boat go through


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post May 29 2008, 02:20 AM
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QUOTE(Teach @ May 27 2008, 10:56 PM) *



#21 Sing karaoke at one of the local watering holes




This could only happen for me if:

1. I ingested enough gin to become a fire hazard
2. Everyone within earshot was issued earplugs for their own protection.
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post May 29 2008, 03:28 PM
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Yeah, moon valley is cool. I grew up in Long Beach so that was my stomping grounds back in the day. Great trails for hiking and or cross country skiing. I know someone who had a chance to buy the entire forest for 10,000 back about 30 years ago. Ahhhh hindsight.


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post Jun 19 2008, 02:47 PM
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Have a cheese dog and a root beer at Carlson's
Cruise the strip
See a play by the Footlight Players
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post Jun 20 2008, 09:37 AM
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Sit out a BIG thunderstorm in the Library.


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post Jul 14 2008, 09:35 AM
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28. Watch the 4th of July parade and the fireworks show.
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post Jul 19 2008, 09:27 PM
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Finally got a couple shots of Moon Valley uploaded that I would like to share with you:

First, the hill that I took the shots from. Actually, the tree on the top of the hill from which I took the shots. See the tree on the tip-top?

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The north view from the top:

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My favorite view, the west view. What all can you identify?

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Northwest (lighthouse) view:

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South view: even though the day was a bit hazy you can still see the -- Grain Elevator on 12, Michigan Blvd Water Tower, roof of the Marquette Mall -- just a little to the right and further back as a barely visible white line--, and the Valparaiso moraine.

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Southeast view: you can see a bit more of the "Prarie becoming Oak Savannah," the path through it, and hidden farther to the left are the marshes, woodlands, more dunes, and, finally, Karwick and Hacienda.

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Isn't it interesting how the city looks like a big forrest surrounding a few isolated buildings when you see it from this kind of angle? I'll post a few of the marshes after I take a couple.


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post Jul 20 2008, 07:24 AM
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Nice pictures! Did you climb the tree? I'll take the view of Lake Michigan over the beachwalk homes and the casino anyday. I think the structure on 12 is an old coal tower. Thanks for sharing.


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post Jul 20 2008, 09:50 AM
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Beautiful Pics Marram! Thanks for making me homesick all over again! laugh.gif

Actually, I got up this morning and went outside to drink a cup of coffee and enjoy the early morning. I swear I could smell the lake! The air smelled so much like home that I began to ache for my love, Michigan City. Then I come inside and see these beautiful pictures....


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post Jul 20 2008, 11:50 AM
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Thanks for the nice comments.
Don't tell anyone, but, yes, tree climbing is a hobby/sport/excercise for me. You are probably right about the coal elevetator -- that rings a bell. And, don't get me wrong, I love the view of the Lake, but the view of Beach Walk and the rest of the city behind it is just a little more "Michigan City."


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post Jul 20 2008, 04:25 PM
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Not to give you any ideas Marram but the Long Beach water tower is a nice climb!


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post Jul 21 2008, 06:04 AM
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QUOTE(ChickenCityRoller @ Jul 20 2008, 05:25 PM) *

Not to give you any ideas Marram but the Long Beach water tower is a nice climb!


From your lips to...
the custody of the LB Police Force.


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post Jul 21 2008, 11:08 AM
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QUOTE(Marram @ Jul 21 2008, 06:04 AM) *

From your lips to...
the custody of the LB Police Force.


laugh.gif That is so funny! laugh.gif


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post Jul 22 2008, 01:53 AM
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QUOTE(Marram @ Jul 19 2008, 10:27 PM) *

Finally got a couple shots of Moon Valley uploaded that I would like to share with you:


Those are some beautiful pictures! Where the heck is Moon Valley? I can't belive I spent my first 29 years in MC and have NO idea what Moon Valley is.
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post Jul 22 2008, 10:05 AM
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QUOTE(Tim @ Jul 22 2008, 02:53 AM) *

Those are some beautiful pictures! Where the heck is Moon Valley? I can't belive I spent my first 29 years in MC and have NO idea what Moon Valley is.


Between Lakeshore Drive, Karwick, HWY 12, and Beach Walk. It's been there since... uhhhh... the lake retreated to its current level some 5,000 years ago. You can access it via Mullen School and Beach Walk, Lakeshore Drive and Beach Walk, or Hacienda across Karwick (there is a sign that says welcome to the Long Beach Nature Preserve. Check it out. You can also find more info earlier in this thread.


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QUOTE(Dan @ Jun 19 2008, 03:47 PM) *

Have a cheese dog and a root beer at Carlson's
Cruise the strip
See a play by the Footlight Players


Eat at Sahara, Galveston, The Star, or another local (not chain) restaurant.

Take a blanket and bottle of wine to the beach and watch the sunset.


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post Jan 10 2009, 11:09 AM
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Visit Blue Chip casino. (Convention hotel opening January 2009 & more restaurants opening Spring 2009). Even if you are not an occasional gambler, Rocks (bar) offers quality local entertainment (especially on weekends) and the steakhouse and deli are additional eating out options.
According to local sources, Blue Chip contributes greatly to our city funds, so that probably helps the other great things to do in Michigan City also.

As a new resident I have not tried all of the ones already listed here, but heartily concur that the Christmas Light show at Washington Park is a Must. I emailed pictures of it this year to our friends in Indy.


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