I had never heard of them yet their name keeps popping up. I ran into a woman from Grand Rapids who was sounded like a teenager on her way to her first concert. I had never heard of the band or thought more about it.
A few days later I'm looking at the NASF schedule and here is that name again. "I've heard of them" and go on about my business. ..
Until a few days later I run into this woman again. Now, she is all excited because she found out they will be playing at the NASF and is planning to go. This woman is driving from Grand Rapids to Cadillac to see this band.
Ok, time to check them out. Are they really worth the drive or is this woman crazy?
The band is Wayland. This is from their website " Wayland is a four piece rock n' roll band consisting of Mitch Arnold on vocals, Phillip Vilenski on guitar, Dean Pizzazz on bass, and Tyler Coburn on drums. All four members have deep roots in the midwest, and the band is named after Phillip Vilenski’s hometown of Wayland, MI."
Check them out you may discover a new band you like and enjoy an inexpensive night out. Here's a video to give you a taste. The Brave Don't Run
They are playing at the Cadillac Commons Feb 3rd at the Snowmobiler's Ball at 6pm. Get tickets here http://nasfcadillac.com/#tickets
The fun-seeking explorer
Yes, the weather is unpredictable. It's Michigan!
The snow can be soft and mushy..build a snowman.
The lakes have 12-14" of ice... use caution but slog through the slush and go fishing.
Thanks to man-made efforts of snow making Caberfae Peaks is open and with reports of great skiing.
The temperatures are moderate... fire up the grill it's a great time to gather with friends and family, and enjoy a great meal.
Meanwhile, in southern Michigan people have taken to the road on their motorcycles, golf courses are open and people are out in shorts and a t-shirt like the first signs of spring.
No, this is not some time warp into spring. It is still January and you still live in Michigan.
Like it or hate it, the weather is as unpredictable as the weatherman. Don't complain! Buckle up for some fun because Spring may be just around the corner but winter is not over.
We live in Michigan. Show mother nature who's boss. We know how to have fun no matter what mother nature throws at us.
The fun-seeking explorer
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When I was growing up we would ride our bikes down N Boulevard to M-115 and on around the lake. I was reminded of this last week because we always stopped and got ice cream.
When I first remembered this I was shocked that our parents would allow us to do that. We were only 8-10 years old and this was in the early 70's when the roads didn't even have a shoulder to ride on.
As I'm writing this I laugh--our parents probably didn't even know where we were! Hard to believe now but that was a different time. They didn't know everything we did or where we were. To them we were just out in the neighborhood playing. We had boundaries and fortunately we never got caught outside those boundaries. My parents will laugh reading that now, maybe. How we see things sure can change over time.
I'm glad nobody was hurt when the Frosty Cup burned and hoping, for the owners and the community, they are able to rebuild.
Which leads me to what is happening now...
The NASF is coming up soon and they start the snow sculpture contest Friday. Hope the weather holds out for all this.
At the Cadillac Wexford Public Library you will find ongoing events of interest and fun for all ages.
Stay tuned as I discover more to share. . I've added a list of events coming up in Cadillac here.
I'm sure the idea was pure survival back in the day. Today, bundled up with a smile on their face and a hot cup of coffee in hand you will find folks out on the lake cutting holes in that giant slab of ice and dropping a line in the water.
You will see kneeling on the ice or sitting on a stool or bucket braving the cold. You will see a few with a temporary pop-up shelter to keep out the cold. Then you will find have a cozy little mini home away from home structures with a heater. Ice fishing has come a long way from back in the day. These folks have made fishing an enjoyable past time and even a passion in life.
Yes, it's that time of year when people make their way out on that slab of frozen water, drill a hole and drop a line. Lakes are frozen and from what I hear the fish are biting... followed by the jokes, laughs, and stories. Just look at Jake at the smile on Jake Siler in the photo below. He caught this 43" northern pike on Lake Missaukee.
Bundle up and get in on the action. Forget the cold, these guys just can't get enough. You'll find excitement and fun but most of all downright passion out on that frozen slab of water.
Welcome to ice fishing just part of the four season fun in Michigan.
A real treasure already exists in our town. You may laugh at what I'm about to reveal but this was a new discovery for me. Now, I've been to the library many times in my life so it seems hard to believe what I have only recently unearthed. They actually offer activities to keep you entertained and warm all winter long.
Ages 0-4 Kids and caregivers experience music, movement, stories, and playtime afterwards!
For the youngsters it's time to share a story, play, create, and make new friends! Sometimes, we'll play outside or get messy, so come prepared! A playgroup for ages 1-5
Minecraft (every week), dystopian monopoly, LARD...a chance to make your own play sword all for grades 5-12.
Adults can have fun too. Are you a board game enthusiast? Join other who like to play too. Ages 18+. Looking to relax and enjoy hanging out with others check out the coloring and coffee event. Need a little help with your computer? The library offer computer classes to help you become more proficient, it's never too late to learn.
All ages will have fun, meet people and learn. The Cadillac Wexford Public Library is an exciting asset to the community.
It's cold outside! Get inside for some fun click here to check out the library event schedule today.
The fun-seeking explorer
The Cadillac area is a a gorgeous place to visit or live. This site is an ongoing exploration. You will find photos and thoughts of places to see and things to do. Welcome and feel free to make a comment or recommend a place to visit.