Archive for November 30, 2016


Weather: Temps still suck.

The middle of next week the temps are headed in the right direction. But until then we still have mid to high 30’s. Not good for opening day eve.

*Twin Irish Sisters celebrate *

Twin sisters in an Irish  Nursing Home were turning one hundred years old.The editor of the local newspaper told a  photographer to get over there
and take pictures of the two 100 year old twins.

One of the twins was hard of hearing and the other could hear quite  well.

Once the photographer arrived he asked the  sisters to sit on the Sofa.

The deaf sister said  to her twin, “What did he say?”

“We gotta sit over there on the Sofa!”, said the other.

“Now get a  little closer together,” said the Cameraman.

Again, ” What did he say?”

“He says  squeeze together a little”
So they wiggled up close to each  other.

“Just hold on for a bit longer, I’ve got  to focus the Camera,” said the

Yet  again, ” What did he say?
“He says he’s gonna focus!”

With a big grin, the deaf twin shouted out,



Weather: Temps suck.

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving and Deer season. I’ve just been kicking back enjoying some time with Becker. It is nice to have her home and not being on the run to doctors all the time. Becker is doing great, just gonna take some time to heal up.

A shout out to Antigo Julie, thanks for the tip on the burn cream, Becker used it at least 3 times a day and I’m sure it made a huge difference.

We are starting to see snow in the forecast, but -20’s would be a lot better.

The Old Man and the Beaver

An 86-year-old man went to his doctor 
for his quarterly check-up…

The doctor asked him how he was feeling, and the 
86-year-old said ,’Things are great 
and I’ve never felt better.’

I now have a 30 year-old bride
who is pregnant with my child. 

“So what do you think about that Doc ?” 


The doctor considered his question for a minute 
and then began to tell a story. 

“I have an older friend , much like you, who is an avid hunter and never misses a season.”


One day he was setting off to go hunting. 

In a bit of a hurry, he accidentally picked up his 
walking cane instead of his gun.” 

“As he neared a lake , he came across a very large male beaver sitting at the water’s edge.. 


He realized he’d left his gun at home and so he couldn’t shoot the magnificent creature. 

Out of habit he raised his cane, aimed it at the animal as if 
it were his favorite hunting rifle and went ‘bang, bang’.” 

“Miraculously, two shots rang out and the
beaver fell over dead. 

Now, what do you think of that ?” asked the doctor. 

The 86-year-old said , 
“Logic would strongly suggest that somebody else 
pumped a couple of rounds into that beaver.” 

The doctor replied , “My point exactly.”


Weather: Temps suck.

It is another disappointing start to opening day. Temps are not cooperating and will be a little while before those of you that wanted to get that first ride in will be able to. Oh well another year starts, each snowmobile season I have been involved with since I owned the bar came with a different problem or problems. Hey Jay Rivera, remember the year the DNR didn’t release the funds to the grooming clubs till the second week of December? I think it was you, your Dad, Brent and Brian that road ungroomed trails with 3 foot of snow on them from Bergland to Silver City and it took you all day to go up there and back?  Boondocking on state trails, you said it doesn’t get any better than that. Every year it is something different, be patient, cold and snow will come. Just not fast enough for some of us.

After retiring, a former Gunnery Sergeant in the Canadian Army took a job as a high school teacher.
Just before the school year started, he injured his back. He was required to wear a light plaster cast around the upper part of his body. 
Fortunately, the cast fitted under his shirt and wasn’t noticeable when he wore his suit coat.
On the first day of class, he found himself assigned to the toughest students in the school. The smart — punks, having already heard the new teacher was a former soldier, were leery of him and he knew they would be testing his discipline in the classroom.
Walking confidently into the rowdy classroom, the new teacher opened the window wide and sat down at his desk. With a strong breeze blowing it made his tie flap.
He picked up a stapler and stapled the tie to his chest.
Dead Silence.
The rest of the year went smoothly

Happy Thanksgiving

Weather: We need cold.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone. Misty is opening the bar today at 5pm.

Well I think a ride on Dec 1st is out of the question. Although we did have a sled in yesterday. Somebody has to be first, nice Job Casey.

Becker came home today from Iron Mountain, she is done with her radiation treatments. Thank you everyone for all the nice thoughts, comments and prayers. We love all of you and could never begin to thank you enough. I want to send a special Thank you out to Leanne Newhouse (Becker’s Daughter) who took care of Becker down in Iron Mountain. We couldn’t have done it without you.

A man buys a parrot, only to have it constantly insult him. He tries everything to make the parrot stop, but nothing works. Frustrated, the man puts the parrot in the freezer. After a few minutes the insults stop. The man thinks he might have killed the parrot, so he opens the freezer and takes the parrot out. The parrot is shivering. It stammers, “S-s-sorry for being r-r-rude. Please f-f-forgive me.” Then, after a moment, the parrot softly asks, “W-w-what exactly d-d-did the turkey do?”



Weather: Temps in the 30’s this week.

No news is good news is not always true. Good news would be it is -20 degrees outside. Come on Mother Nature, give us what we want.

Not a whole lot going on up here right now but we still have deer hunters around, always glad to see them. Reports have been a little better this year than the past few deer seasons.

I am running out of places to find jokes, send me a good one if you run across one.

“A man and his wife were having a big argument at breakfast. He shouted at her, “You aren’t so good in bed either!” Then stormed off to work.
By mid-morning, he decided he’d better make amends and called home. “What took you so long to answer?” he asked.
“I was in bed,” she replied.
“What were you doing in bed this late?”
“Getting a second opinion.”


Weather: Temps in the 30’s this week.

Mercury is on the rise, after a few days of highs in the mid 20’s Mother Nature is throwing us curve balls. I swear she must be a non-motorized sports fan. We need cold, and lots of it. Temps all week are looking like mid 30’s for highs. A bit of snow is in the forecast, could even be close to a foot over the next week or so. At this point it MAYBE possible to take a quick run down the r/r grade on December 1st, but that would be about it. And that is pretty doubtful right now. Hang in there for those of you looking for an early ride, don’t make any plans yet.

As for the Packer fans, so sorry, they looked like they were going to hang in there and pull off a win but it was not to be. Aaron Rodgers was looking pretty good, but now the rest of the team needs to get on board.

The bar is going to be closed Thanksgiving but Shelly and Les are doing a Bloody Mary special and cooking beefs on Friday if you are sick of turkey.

Have you ever read the small print on the bottom of a condom?
Oh, I see, you’ve never had to roll it down that far.


Weather: High of 27 degrees.

Holy crap, highs below freezing, now we are talking. 11 more days till the trails officially open? Well that is probably pushing it, we need cold and lots of it. But it looks like the weather is turning finally.

Shelly and Les are going into full swing at the bar now. Beefs are cooking and it is starting to look a like Christmas. I’ll get you more info shortly on things they are changing, but for now just get your asses in here and get a beef.

It’s 4am and I looked out the window and I see that gorgeous white stuff on the ground. No use trying to go back to sleep now, I’m too excited. (and a little pissed I didn’t get everything done that Becker told me I had to do before the snow flies).

Sorry I took a few days off from posting, I spent the week with Becker down in Iron Mountain. Becker is doing great, 4 more radiation treatments and she is done. Outside of being burt on her neck and in her throat she is doing just fine. A few more weeks of recovery and she will be back to her jolly self.

First Snowfall of the season


Looks like we may have more on the way.


Went out last weekend to a Halloween Party dressed as a chicken.

Met a girl dressed as an egg.

A lifelong question was answered.

It was the chicken.


Happy Hunting




Becker and I would like to thank all of you that have helped make the Bergland Bay Bar one of the best in the UP. Maybe even in the whole fricken world. I want to personally thank all the locals that excepted me even though I was nothing more than a FIB who came to your town and married the best looking single Lady (well any Lady) in your town. I did marry her because of her heart and not because of her looks though. All the Fishermen, Snowmobilers and tourists that we have met and over the years and became life long friends with. All of you have a place in our hearts and we could never begin to thank you enough. But Thank You.

The torch as officially been passed. Shelly and Les are running the Bay Bar as the new owners. Congrats you two. They through a nice Party for Becker and I at the bar last night. Thank you to everyone that showed up.

I am off to Iron Mountain in the morning with Becker to get started on the second to last week of her treatments. Yep she has only 9 more sessions to go. I am going to spend the week with her and I’ll be back on Friday.

As you have me working today writing this post I may take off a few days and not post anything. Don’t worry the posts and trail reports will continue. I’m just going to practice doing nothing for a few days………… be continued.


Retirement: It’s nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese.

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles. (and condoms) 

An old geezer, who had been a retired farmer for a long time, became very bored and decided to open a medical clinic. He put a sign up outside that said: Dr. Geezer’s clinic. “Get your treatment for $500, if not cured get back $1,000.”

Doctor “Young,” who was positive that this old geezer didn’t know anything about medicine, thought this would be a great opportunity to get an easy $1,000.

So he went to Dr. Geezer’s clinic

This is what happened.

Dr. Young: “Dr. Geezer, I have lost all taste in my mouth. Can you please help me?”

Dr. Geezer: “Nurse, please bring medicine from box 22 and put 3 drops in Dr. Young’s mouth.”

Dr. Young:  “Aagh! This is gasoline!”

Dr. Geezer: “Congratulations! You’ve got your taste back. That will be $500.”

Dr. Young gets annoyed and leaves in a haste. He’s angry now, and spends the next few days trying to figure out a way to recover his money. He returns to Dr. Geezer’s office once he thinks of a clever plan…

Dr. Young: “I have lost my memory, I cannot remember anything.”

Dr. Geezer: “Nurse, please bring medicine from box 22 and put 3 drops in the patient’s mouth.”

Dr. Young: “Oh no you don’t. That is Gasoline!”

Dr. Geezer: “Congratulations! You’ve got your memory back. That will be $500.”

Dr. Young, after having lost $1000 total, leaves angrily and comes back after several more days.

Dr. Young: “My eyesight has become weak. I can hardly see!”

Dr. Geezer: “Well, I don’t have any medicine for that so… Here’s your $1000 back.”

Dr. Young: “But this is only $500…”

Dr. Geezer: “Congratulations! You got your vision back! That will be $500.”

Moral of story — Just because you’re “Young” doesn’t mean that you can outsmart an old “Geezer “


Update from Iron Mountain…………It is snowing out side, not much just flurries, but snow is a coming down.