Legacy Writers: The Big Three from Jennifer

Legacy Writers: The Big Three from Jennifer

I am infuriated with Ms. Alex Beaton, queen bee of the Awesome Mitten. She has requested that I select the three features that I have enjoyed writing the most since starting with the Awesome Mitten a billion years ago. This request is outlandish! I have loved writing nearly every feature so far; each one gives me a deeper insight into the AWESOMENESS that is Michigan. That being said, if I must choose, the three that stand out to me are:

Photo Courtesy of the Traverse City Bike Party
Photo Courtesy of the Traverse City Bike Party

Traverse City Bike Party

This adventure was the perfect example of the great people you find in Michigan. Once a month, these fine folks would get together, strap some speakers to a bicycle, and ride around Traverse City. The intent was to raise awareness for bicycle safety in the area, and to have a jolly good time doing so. It was an afternoon full of good conversation, waving pedestrians, and sightseeing in our beautiful hometown. I will not soon forget these wonderful Bike Party enthusiasts.

Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Hamilton
Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Hamilton

TC Cycle Pub

Riot. There is literally no other explanation for the Cycle Pub than to call it a riot. This contraption is a giant bicycle bar, powered by individuals pedaling their way to different bars. There is no better method of transportation, and if bar crawls are an activity of interest to you, I highly recommend taking a tour with the TC Cycle Pub.

 

Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Hamilton
Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Hamilton

A First Timer’s Foray into Northern Michigan Hunting

Growing up in Northern Michigan, I felt it was my duty to try hunting. I have many family members that have provided me with hunted, bloody meat over the years, thus creating the obligation in me to return the favor. Well, I did not fill anyone’s stomach with delicious Northern Michigan meat. No animals were seen on my hunting adventure. I did, however, have a blast sitting in a very high tree stand, wearing my step-father’s extra large orange suit, holding a gun. Maybe next year will be my year to catch a nice deer.

I suppose those are my favorite. Don’t be surprised if I change my mind; since starting with the Awesome Mitten, I have had the pleasure of sampling amazing craft beer, perfectly fermented wines, and specialty food from all over the state. And of course, the people; the individuals I have encountered, interacted with, and gotten to know throughout my time with the Awesome Mitten have changed my life. I could not be more grateful to be a part of this growing adventure and cannot wait to share my next escapade with you all.