Author Archives: Joe Neely

On Chasing Girls and Movie Stars

A Slice of Life Along the Grand in the Off-Season (Hurray, Hurray: Paddling Begins Again Soon) Joe Writes . . .  Happy St. Patrick’s Day! May God grant you  a first love to chase ’round the playground, a lifelong friend … Continue reading

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Snapping Turtles and Olive Loaf

February 9, 2018 Joe Writes . . .  A belated Happy New Year. We are anxious to get on the river again, even to the extent of planning to paddle amidst the ice floes if we get a winter thaw. … Continue reading

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The River Heals

December 23, 2017 Joe Writes . . .  Happy Holidays to all who care about rivers, woods and water in Michigan and all over this land. Be vigilant; these are perilous times. I was recently gobsmacked by the realization that … Continue reading

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Startling Discovery Along the Grand

In the winter, when weekly outings are not possible, the mind roams more freely in search of a topic . . . Joe Writes . . .  Conspiracy Against American Masculinity? While canoeing the Grand River I believe I uncovered … Continue reading

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Don’t Eat the Red Berries!

December 1, 2017 Tom Writes . . . Grand Ledge Dam to Jones Road Bridge in Eaton County  Training for the Winter Canoe Olympics We really like our canoe, and we really like our river, and, we are couple of … Continue reading

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A Rare December Outing on the Grand

Joe Posts . . .  Travel down the river with us – digitally, at least –  while we wait for Tom’s customary – and interesting – travelogue piece about our December 1st outing from the dam at Fitzgerald Park near … Continue reading

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A Post-Thanksgiving Hike Along the Grand

Tom Writes . . .  Golden Friday – November 24, 2017 (Exactly One Month before Christmas Eve) Grand Ledge, Michigan In two years on the river, the town of Grand Ledge is the farthest downstream we have paddled. Today we … Continue reading

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