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Trenary, Michigan

March 1st, 2015

Trenary, an Upper Peninsula farming town of two bars, one flashing traffic light and a grocery store that posts snapshots of customers in its window. This year’s race is expected to raise $7,000 for new town welcome signs and other community projects through entry fees, souvenir sales and donations from the bars.

I stopped to take this because I like how the ice and water glistened on Lake Michigan.

I stopped to take this because I like how the ice and water glistened on Lake Michigan. This was on the way from Petoskey to Trenary.

 

This Big Boy was in St. Ignace and I couldn't help but stop and take a photo. This is really funny to me.

This Big Boy was in St. Ignace and I couldn’t help but stop and take a photo. This is really funny to me.

It's All 'Bout the Bass outhouse interior

It’s All ‘Bout the Bass outhouse interior

It's All 'Bout the Bass outhouse

It’s All ‘Bout the Bass outhouse

I call them the bear crowd. Look at the guy behind them!

I call them the bear crowd. Look at the guy behind them!

You may not be able to see it well, but this guy's hat & gloves were beautiful beaver pelts. Not sure what  fur his boots were.

You may not be able to see it well, but this guy’s hat & gloves were beautiful beaver pelts. Not sure what fur his boots were.

Bells Brewery outhouse

Bells Brewery outhouse

The Bubble Gum Machine outhouse

The Bubble Gum Machine outhouse

Trenary Main Street corner. It reminded me of Ohio

Trenary Main Street corner. It reminded me of Ohio

I enjoyed people watching at this event

I enjoyed people watching at this event

I wish this had turned out better. People were walking everywhere, but this man and his dog had their place along the track a full hour before the race began.

I wish this had turned out better. People were walking everywhere, but this man and his dog had their place along the track a full hour before the race began.

Happily decked out with a fox on her head.

Happily decked out with a fox on her head.

Happy folks at the Trenary Outhouse Classic

Happy folks at the Trenary Outhouse Classic

This guy went for the full pelt hat. Wow

This guy went for the full pelt hat. Wow

This was the specialty foods tent. LOL The honey and jams were frozen solid.

This was the specialty foods tent. LOL The honey and jams were frozen solid.

I had to take this photo quickly so it's not perfect, but look at the Lynx on his head!

I had to take this photo quickly so it’s not perfect, but look at the Lynx on his head!

Same couple, but a better shot of the walking stick and tail on her hat.

Same couple, but a better shot of the walking stick and tail on her hat.

The Magic Stool outhouse

The Magic Stool outhouse

The Magic Stool outhouse with Spiderman running by.

The Magic Stool outhouse with Spiderman running by.

Trenary's history in mural form along Main Street.

Trenary’s history in mural form along Main Street.

Beautiful dog that seems to be thinking about using the outhouse

Beautiful dog that seems to be thinking about using the outhouse

Lots of folks brought their dogs along to enjoy the races

Lots of folks brought their dogs along to enjoy the races

This is such a colorful crowd in many ways!

This is such a colorful crowd in many ways!

This family seemed to be having a great time. This outhouse was one of the kids submissions.

This family seemed to be having a great time. This outhouse was one of the kids submissions.

The ternary Outhouse Classic draws all the best and most colorful of contenders

The ternary Outhouse Classic draws all the best and most colorful of contenders

Fun filled race day

Fun filled race day

The Trenary Outhouse Classic line up

The Trenary Outhouse Classic line up

Trenary Outhouse Classic track is 10 feet wide and 500 feet long

Trenary Outhouse Classic track is 10 feet wide and 500 feet long

Misc. and very cold outhouse

Misc. and very cold outhouse

They lined the outhouses up outside the town co-op

They lined the outhouses up outside the town co-op

Patriotic outhouse

Patriotic outhouse

The ever popular Rack Management outhouse

The ever popular Rack Management outhouse

So this is where Santa goes after Christmas!

So this is where Santa goes after Christmas!

Super Duper Yooper Pooper outhouse

Super Duper Yooper Pooper outhouse

the Superman outhouse

the Superman outhouse

My phone camera was too cold to move as fast as the runners! This is all I got

My phone camera was too cold to move as fast as the runners! This is all I got

Delicious, warm Trenary Toast and cappuccino after the race

Delicious, warm Trenary Toast and cappuccino after the race

Trenary Toast Café is a piece of local history

Trenary Toast Café is a piece of local history

People were literally perched everywhere to see the race

People were literally perched everywhere to see the race

This couple has been driving over 500 miles to attend the race for 12 years.

This couple has been driving over 500 miles to attend the race for 12 years.

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  • Sas says on: March 2, 2015 at 5:52 am

     

    Life is a beach when you have a snow bank and an outhouse. Enjoyed the picture event.

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Tamara's Journeys

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