Grab your fishing poles, swimsuits, and sunscreen. Join the author of When Lumber Was Gold in a whimsically nostalgic journey through a deeply rooted Michigan summer vacation tradition.Goin' Up North is a lighthearted collection of 50 descriptively detailed short narratives. Spanning the time period from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s, these anecdotal stories offer readers an intimate view of the author's own youthful experiences and observations. They are sure to conjure up images and fond memories of your own northern treks,or convince you that it is time to make your first northern trek. It does not matter if your 'Up North' destination is in the Upper Peninsula, or in the Northern Lower Peninsula; a small inland lake, or the coast of a Great Lake; a rustic cabin, or a trendy upscale enclave. As you travel through the pages of this book, you will find yourself longing for those fresh lake breezes wafting pure on lazy summer days. So pack up your suitcases, load up your automobiles, hitch up your boat trailers, and head 'Up North.' Oh yeah . . . and don't forget to stop and buy some fudge along the way.