The next DDP gathering will be at Nancy Irish’s house on Saturday, July 14, 2012. We will meet there at 1pm after lunch for a half-day of foraging and an evening potluck. For those who can only join us for the potluck, it will be at 6pm. Nancy has offered her kitchen if anyone would like to prepare the food there. You should plan on bringing a container for gathering. Plan on wearing old shoes and old clothes, but make sure not to track mud and other debris into Nancy’s house. Directions to her house are below:
Directions to 395 Karen Road: (Our address is a Marquette mailing address, though our area is out of town and often referred to as Harvey or Beaver Grove.)
From Front St going south out of town, it's only two right turns. Go on 41 south toward Rapid River about 1.6 miles past Jack's in Harvey, and turn right (south) onto Little Lake Road. Proceed about 2.3 miles to Karen Road on your right; turn right onto Karen. (Landmark: 1/2 mile before turning right onto Karen Road is a big red barn-like house and yellow barn on your left.)
Take Karen Road and drive about 1 mile (in winter be very careful down and up the hill where the road crosses the creek!) to the last house on the left before the pavement becomes dirt, or, just before the road starts to go downhill again. As you approach our place you'll first see on your left rows of planted conifers, then firewood sheds, then an old garage and our cedar shaked house set back, which is the only house you can see readily from the road. Park along the road if you don’t want to be parked in on the circular drive.
From Munising way, or the intersection of M28/M41: turn left or south onto 41, and proceed about 1.6 miles to Little Lake Road, turn right (south) and go about 2.3 miles and turn right onto Karen Road, proceed as above in bold type.
From points south on M41 from Rapid River direction: turn left onto 480 at Kassel's Korner gas station, go half a mile and turn left or south onto Little Lake Rd, and go about 1.8 miles to Karen Rd on the right; turn right, and proceed as above in bold type.
From Negaunee area: take 480 east toward Little Lake Road in Harvey, about 14 miles from the intersection of Healy and 480 in Negaunee (or 1.5 miles east of the intersection of 480 with Cherry Creek Road). Turn right or south onto Little Lake Road. Proceed about 1.8 miles to Karen Rd on the right; turn right onto Karen; proceed as above in bold type.