The Mystery Of Names – What Is Our Purple Elephants Name?


What is the name of our Purple Elephant?

Naming things is harder than you think. Either you create nicknames from past behaviors of a person/animal or you pick a name and hope for the best. We even nicknamed my friends brother Beef because he ate steak fairly regularly, but that is the magic behind nicknames, they come from any place. Sometimes they don’t make sense, but we still love them.

For our Logo, what do you think is the real story behind our purple elephant? We know the general story of him/her, but what should his/her name be? Shortly we will be posting the full story of the purple elephant in our logo, but did he come from Africa, or has he been running throughout North America? It’s a big mystery because not too many elephants are Purple. It’s something to wonder about.

Coming soon we will be posting t-shirt designs supporting our elephant because let’s face it, it is an excellent logo for a t-shirt with a great story behind it!

Let us know – What would YOU name our purple elephant?

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Race To Mackinac

This image was taken in Timberlake Estates during their annual July 4th sailboat race.

Did you perhaps hear or even watch the beginning of the Race to Mackinac this weekend? I know I did, but many people haven’t even heard of the Race to Mackinac. It is a shame because this is one of the most prestigious amateur boat races in the World. There is no stopping, with over 300 boats participating; they endure a trek across Lake Michigan, not stopping for the night or harsh storms. It started in 1898 when the first race was held with 5 boats. The longevity of this race is truly tremendous and the public support is enormous. For 333 miles, the boats start in Chicago and head to Mackinac Island. It is the oldest freshwater race in the entire world! Imagine that, for 333 miles, captains and their crew sail Lake Michigan for typically over 24 hours, although that time mark has been broken. This race is truly magnificent itself, gone on for over a century and still is the longest freshwater race in the world.