An Ode To The Mitten

An Ode To The Mitten

 We sing praise to the freckled fossils found scattered along shorelines,

more commonly called Petoskey Stones. Our toes dip into

 

the surge of frosty freshwater from the Great Lakes, what were

once in a frozen glacial state, now hold the homes of

An Ode To The Mitten - The Awesome Mitten
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plenty of plants, and special species of fish. Ice cold Oberon in

our hand, that doubles as a map, where you can find the first

 

portion of paved concrete; Woodward Avenue. Dream cruise.

The home of hotrods and Better Made Potato Chips. Indian

 

folklore tells the story of our sand dunes, where a mother bear

and her lost cubs snooze. And the back of a painted turtle who

 

became the island of tandem cycling, fudge and horse poop.

We are the birthplace of Motown; Marvin Gaye, Temptations,

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Stevie Wonder, Supremes. We suck the sweet out of Traverse City

cherries, thankful for abundant acres of farms for fresh produce.

 

Miner’s Castle, coves, and Lover’s Leap, the historic painted rocks of the

UP. A place of undisturbed land, white pines, and white tailed deer.

 

Lions, Tigers, and Red Wings. Authentic fandom, oh my. We pick

our favorite Faygo flavors: Moon Mist, Red Pop, and Rock n’ Rye.