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The Lansing Journal journeys: Around the Great Lakes


submitted by Wilma Straatman

“Didn’t get all the sites with The Lansing Journal, but we tried,” wrote Wilma Straatman as she downloaded her vacation photos into a Facebook message. We’re not sure which photos show what, but we’re including Wilma’s message here and the photos below, with our best guesses in the captions.

Wilma wrote: “At Gladstone Beach where the grands swam in Lake Michigan and then posed for pictures a little further on at their pier. Sunday a beach crawl at various parks along Lake Superior. There they hunted for rocks and also did some dipping in the colder waters of Lake Superior. Looking for dinner and found a McDonald’s and a Subway side by side. The Journal saw it all. Last photos of grands on our way back home and my sister MaryEllen Bloem from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and myself. A trip of 1,083 miles in four days. A great Air BNB in a secluded area with a creek nearby for crayfish and turtle catching (and release), good weather, a few (quite) too many and great memories made. Some of the pictures just don’t do justice to The Lansing Journal. Oh well.”

Gladstone Beach? (Photo: MaryEllen Bloem, we assume)
Along Lake Superior? (Photo: MaryEllen Bloem, we assume)
At the Subway next to the McDonald’s (Photo: MaryEllen Bloem)
Wilma and the Journal at one of the beaches (Selfie?)
Wilma and the Journal with Big John (Photo: MaryEllen Bloem)
Wilma and the Journal with Big John’s wheelbarrow tire (Photo: MaryEllen Bloem)
Wilma poses with The Lansing Journal while one of her granddaughters pretends to be Big John at the Iron Mountain Iron Mine. (Photo: MaryEllen Bloem)

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Lansing Journal Journeys

The Lansing Journal Journeys is an award-winning feature that showcases people displaying The Lansing Journal in creative locations. Anyone can participate! Take a photo anywhere, and make sure it has The Lansing Journal in it somewhere. Email your photos to [email protected] and tell us:

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  2. Some information about the location
  3. The name of the person who took the photo

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Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.