Thank you for the nice article on “Pure Michigan” and the wonderful photograph of the Pictured Rocks (“Michigan tourism spending rises; Weather, ‘Pure’ campaign credited for 6% increase in 2012,” April 16).
I grew up in Ishpeming, Mich., about 40 miles from Munising. My parents took us to the Pictured Rocks on my seventh birthday. We stopped at a roadside park along Lake Superior and had pasties for lunch. It was a long, long time ago, but I remember it as though it was yesterday. The Upper Peninsula is absolutely beautiful.