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What did you think of this week's show?
Tue 2/7/2017 3:58 PM
Rebecca Case - Okemos, MI

Fantastic show as always!
Tue 2/7/2017 7:49 AM
Rick Kerre - Royal Oak, MI

Loved it! One of my favorite fishing destinations (Tawas).
Mon 2/6/2017 8:03 PM
Lawrence Banas - Howell, MI

Exciting, and loved the info on the Blues Bay Event, and fishing. Thanks!
Sat 2/4/2017 3:30 PM
Joseph Iellamo - Greenbush, MI

I love all the shows about the Tawas area.
Sat 2/4/2017 12:21 PM
Dale Miller - Millington, MI

Great show! I always think of all our years of working together. Boyce and I have caught some great fish on that same river.
Sat 2/4/2017 5:18 AM
Andrew  Kapusta, Jr. - Clinton Township, MI

This is surely the ‘gem of the west’! I have not been to Ludington, but plan to do so. It’s nice to see a hidden treasure in our back yard. Thanks again!
Wed 2/1/2017 11:11 PM
Troy Harrison - Hersey, MI

Hey, great show guys
Sun 1/29/2017 1:14 PM
Debbie Kapusta - Clinton Township, MI

I enjoyed watching, and making plans for my next great getaway. Thank you!
Sat 1/28/2017 4:51 PM
Emily Ill - Vassar, MI

Loved it! Was channel surfing and the show was already at the Historic White Pine Village segment (that drew me in), so I went on the web. Planning on a visit to Ludington now. Lots to see and do. Very informative show, thank you! :)
Sun 1/29/2017 1:12 PM
Andrew Kapusta, Jr. - Clinton Township, MI

A trip down memory lane that gets better every time you watch it. Great Job!
Mon 1/23/2017 4:17 PM
Karen Jarema - Boyne Falls, MI

It was AWESOME!!
Mon 1/23/2017 10:34 PM
Robert Milne - Flint, MI

I am really looking forward to the show about Ludington. I would really like to see a show about the cities of Northeastern Michigan. My wife and I are purchasing a home in Cheboygan, so naturally we would love to see a show about that town. Also: Rodgers City, Alpena, Indian River, Topinabee, etc. We have been watching the show for over 20 years. Keep up the good work!
Mon 1/23/2017 4:17 PM
Karen Jarema - Boyne Falls, MI

It was AWESOME!!
Sat 1/21/2017 4:57 PM
John Sharick - Owosso, MI

Hi Tom, this is John. I worked up in the paint mix room, so I had the pleasure to work with you, and other paint people. I enjoy watching your show, especially when you are on the AuSable River. My mother has a house on 7 Mile Hill Gust, across from the river queen. You're friend, John Sharick.
Thur 1/19/ 2017 9:48 AM
Nicholas A. Ehrmann

I really enjoy watching Great Getaways, and think you (Tom) are a great host. In July of 2014 I had a major heart attack which led me to a quadruple bypass, and a tracheostomy a few months later. Prior to the bypass and trach, my wife and I loved traveling up north every year. Since all of that, my life has changed completely where I cannot travel very far. Great Getaways somewhat eases the sadness of being up north, but there is no substitute like being there. Thanks for being a great host and bringing Northern Michigan to me.
Sun 1/15/2017 7:07 PM
Violet Welsheimer - Trufant, MI

I watched your show for the first time today and LOVED it. We've been vacationing in the U.P. for years, but NOT in the winter. Seeing all the summer places in the winter on your show today, made me think ‘wow, we need to try the U.P. this winter’! Last summer we bought property near Munising and sleds with the aim of winter U.P. fun, but have failed to make time for this adventure. My plan is to show the family a couple of your fun winter snowmobile DVD's, and I'm betting that somehow time will be made!
Mon 1/9/2017 8:03 PM
Jeab Brittain - Traverse City, MI

I enjoy all the shows, great ideas for places I want to visit and recreate.
Sat 1/7/2017 11:16 AM
Dick Penman - Dryden, MI

Great show! Keep up the good work.
What did you think of this week's show?
Thu 12/29/2016 11:29 AM
Claudia Kleppert - Breckenridge, Michigan

I love your show, and I love how nice you are to your viewers and the DVDs. We use your information to plan all our vacations, as we love to vacation in our own state. Thank you so much!
Thu 12/22/2016
Anonymous Viewer

I love your show. It brings back many wonderful memories for me!
Mon 12/26/2016 8:03 PM
Jan Brewer - Houghton Lake Heights, MI

Loved the show, but I wanted to share this with my brother-in-law who lives in Florida. His Dad lived in Houghton Lake when he retired, as my husband and I do now.
Mon 12/26/2016 8:04 PM
Steven Ryan - Lake City, MI

Excellent as always. Your show is presented in such a way that we (my wife and I), want to pack up and go to the spots visited by your show host.
Mon 12/26/2016 8:01 PM
Daniel Finney - Sanford, MI

Fishing, snowmobiling, and some snow shoeing - I might try it! Thanks, Dan.
Sun 12/25/2016 7:29 PM
Brendajoy Finley - Midland, MI

Very informative (Christmas in The Great Lakes Bay Region)! Gave us new ideas for holiday activities.
Sat 12/24/2016 12:18 PM
Jim Helms - Clio, MI

Loved it (Houghton Lake Winter Carnival), as we do all your shows!
Thu 12/22/2016 8:04 PM
Noreen Cefali - Armada, MI

I never knew about so many Christmas celebrations (in the Great Lakes Bay Region). Totally enjoyed it! Making plans for next year.
Mon 12/19/2016 8:20 PM
John Yaroch - Charlevoix, MI

I think it's great! I’m very familiar with Curtis-Germfask-Seney area, but haven't ventured that far west very much. I will plan on that snowmobile trip and road cruise, on my next journey North. From my home base In Charlevoix. Thank you.
Mon 12/19/2016 8:12 PM
Jean Brittain - Traverse City, MI

I loved the snow shoeing in the state, and national forests. I am interested in taking a trip to the U.P. in the winter.
Sat 12/17/2016 4:47 PM
Pat Chipman - Crystal Falls, MI

I only caught the show halfway through, but I liked it very much. I hope to see more of your shows on channel 13 out of Marquette Michigan. Keep up the great work!
Sat 12/17/2016 4:29 PM
Judy Woodburn - Manistique, MI

My husband and I really enjoyed the show. We just recently moved to the area. Good information and great scenery!
Sat 12/17/2016 3:12 PM
Diane Drumb - Detroit, MI

It was my first time watching the show, and I really enjoyed it. I've been in the U.P., but never during the winter. During this holiday rush of "shop 'til you drop" with thousands of other folks all around you, it was really refreshing to watch a show celebrating the quiet of the great outdoors. So many people run off to Colorado or California for their vacations, not thinking to spend the time in their own wonderful state. I'm glad that your show highlights the wonderful opportunities to explore our beautiful state of Michigan. Thank you.
Sat 12/17/2016 11:50 AM
Rebecca Richards - Algonac, MI

I've been wanting to head up to the U.P. for ages! Now we got some good tips for when we do.
Tue 12/13/2016 10:01 PM
Mary Miller - Saginaw, MI

It (Christmas in the Great Lakes Bay Region) inspired me to get out and see the wonderful things in my area!
Mon 12/12/2016 8:00 PM
Sandy and Bob Lord - Flint, MI

(Winter in The Soo) was awesome! My husband is from Sault Saint Marie, and I told him we are going to have to go visit again.
Sat 12/10/2016 12:01 PM
Susan Lewis - Oxford, MI

Sault St. Marie is a wonderful winter playground. We visit in the summer, now there is a reason to visit in winter.
Thu 12/1/2016 1:47 PM
Ed Duda - Goodrich, MI

It inspired me to want to tour our U.P. state parks!
What did you think of this week's show?
Wed 11/30/2016 7:58 AM
Julie Watkins - Allegan, MI

I absolutely loved it!! Why would we go out of state to see god’s beauty? Look what we have! Thank you.
Tue 11/29/2016 6:46 AM
Aaron and Michelle Ososki - Flushing, MI

We loved the inspiration to go back to simpler, closer travel destinations.
Mon 11/28/2016 8:04 PM
W. Craig Adams - Fenton, MI

I graduated from NMU, and continue to enjoy many visits to the U.P.. This week's show highlighting U.P. state parks was wonderful. Keep up the great programing.
Mon 11/28/2016 8:00 PM
Fred Jastrow - Saline, MI

All your shows get me to ‘get up and go’. Now looking at the Upper Peninsula for this summer’s camping outing, thanks!
Mon 11/28/2016 8:00 PM
Julie Dulaney  - Cadillac, MI

Loved the show about U.P. state parks. Great pictures and graphics! Can't wait to go camping.
Mon 11/28/2016 7:58 PM
Matt Chromicz - Indian River, MI

Loved this week’s episode. My wife and I love the U.P.; we camp there in the summer. We look forward to camping there again in 2017.
Sat 11/26/2016 4:59 PM
Adrian jentoft - L'Anse, MI

I enjoyed the presentation very much, but was you should know that you missed several of the State Parks in the Upper Peninsula.  Lake Gogebic, Baraga, and Twin Lakes are full fledged parks that have been around for a long time.  While they are relatively small, they offer much for the public, certainly as much as Brimley, Muskallonge, and Bewabic for example.
You might also have include a bit on the downhill skiing facilities (as well as outstanding XC facilities) at the Porkies, one of the oldest in the country.  While the terrain features are not the Rockies, and have been allowed to deteriorate by the MDNR, they are unique and  offer features not seen anywhere else in the midwest, and perhaps the country.  The overlook of Lake Superior from the hill in the winter is just as inspiring, in its own way, as anything in the Rockies in my judgement, and I've enjoyed both!
Since you included Laughing Whitefish, you probably should have included Bond Falls in Ontonagon County, as well as the falls (Wagner, I think) just on the E'ly side of Munising.  Both are managed by the Parks & Rec. Division, and are just as impressive.
I spent about 34 years working for MDNR (30 in the UP) and had the wonderful opportunity to work at land acquisition efforts at almost every one of the parks described, as well as numerous other sites in the UP such as the tip of the Keewenaw, the mouth of the Big Huron in Baraga County, Little Presque Isle in Marquette County, Simmons Woods in Mackinac Co, and so many others that I could go on and on! Keep up the good work!

- Thank you Adrain.
Sat 11/26/2016 10:43 AM
Thomas Bagnasco - East China, MI

Great show as always, a lot of good information.
Tue 11/22/2016 8:59 PM
Rebecca Rayburn - Clifford, MI

Loved it! I love the show, thank you for helping with our getaways!
Sat 11/19/2016 11:58 AM
Vicki Olds - Elmira, MI

Very interesting show, can't wait to visit Grey County with my husband!
Fri 11/18/2016 12:39 PM
Barbara Stafford - Leonard, MI

We love all of your shows!
Fri 11/18/2016 12:05 PM
Mary Overway - Holland, MI

I try to get to the U.P. at least twice a year. The show was great, and I would like to go to that area again.
Wed 11/16/2016 10:51 AM
laurena Davis - MI

Loved it! I have visited many of the places. Looking forward to visiting others that we did not know about.
Tue 11/15/2016 6:38 AM
Lisa Burks-Wilson - Farmington Hills, MI

Great show! I’m ready to further explore our great state.
Mon 11/14/2016 8:22 PM
Fred Kilcline - St Clair, MI

GREAT! I hope to see the battleship, Dow Gardens and more next year! Thanks! - Fred
Mon 11/14/2016 8:15 PM
Lawrence Krueger - Mears, MI

Very interesting! I loved the Dow Garden and Fire Truck Museum.
Sun 11/13/2016 9:35 PM
Laurie Roberts - Rockford, MI

I love the show, and all the different places you showed us to visit. For sure we are going to plan a trip there and see all the sights! Thank you for sharing all the wonderful places you go. Our state is beautiful and it is so fun seeing it with you.
Sun 11/13/2016 12:02 PM
April VanMaldegen - Rockford, MI

We liked this week’s show! You visited some of my favorite places, but I haven't seen the tall ships. I would like to see them, along with the antique mall and some of the other places I haven't been. Also, I loved the Winds of November episode from a few weeks ago. We really like your show!
Sat 11/12/2016 11:57 AM
Nancy Wencl - Big Rapids, MI

Very interesting! Who knew Michigan has so many great things to explore?
Sat 11/5/2016 4:31 PM
Walt Kline - Midland, MI

I always love to see fishing shows. Keep it up!
Sat 11/5/2016 12:38 PM
Thomas Sawman - Pinckney, MI

We try to watch each weekly show. However, this show was one of your best.  We have visited the Manistique area many times and just recently too. We were not aware of all the excellent fresh fish for sale or inviting fish fry restaurants. Looking forward to receiving your mailed info so we can return soon. Thanking you in advance.
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