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Thursday, August 23, 2012

We finally arrived home at 5:0pm. We made a few stops on the way home,, unscheduled,, to Hartwick Pines for a long beautiful walk in the ancient pine trees that DD has never seen,, on to West Branch for lunch and shopping,, bought a few Christmas gifts..
My house seems so huge after staying in those cabins..

While we were in Indian River, I was reading a C of C booklet in our cabin,,, I went online to check out different cabins and motel rooms to rent for next summer..
I found one about a quarter mile from our present one,, that is closer to Burt Lake and everything else,, same road, just closer.

The new place is a cabin, $3 less a night than our primitive 1930's(circa) cabin we are in, BUT it is totally refurbished. This place has wifi, central a/c, a full kitchen with micro,, a nice big bathroom with tub/shower ,, a small living room, TWO flat screen tv's. One in the bedroom(the bedroom has two beds) and one in the living room. The refrigerator is just a small dorm one, so we will have to make sure that our refrigerated foods are dwindled down to what can fit in that small space.. I told the man I would like it for next year at this time,, he told me to reserve it in May..

I am excited about this because it is closer to Burt Lake, more modern, free ice to refill our cooler for beach and return trip home,, wifi,, although both older places that we stayed at this wee did have it too..

we are going to make a list right away tomorrow for next year while both places are fresh in our minds.. we are both exhausted.. I could sleep right now..

  
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SHARON10002 8/28/2012 4:21PM

    So glad you made it home safely. Did your body and mind ever get to relax?

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/25/2012 9:54AM

    Welcome home!!! So glad you had such a great time and are looking forward to next year. Be sure to write down those things that are important while they are fresh in your mind. Next year will come quickly. Rest and sleep when you are tired and need to. Your body must need it! Sometimes we require a lot of rest and sleep after our vacations. Enjoy!!!
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/25/2012 9:36AM

    So glad that you are ahead of the game for next year. Sounds like a great place to spend a vacation!!!
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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/23/2012 11:03PM

    Nice deal on the new cabin.

Welcome home Lin!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/23/2012 11:03PM

    Nice deal on the new cabin.

Welcome home Lin!

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NORASPAT 8/23/2012 10:14PM

    Welcome home LINDA and DD, I hope you both had a wonderful time together.

HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ALDEBARANIAN 8/23/2012 6:54PM

    Thankful for safe return. Sleep well. emoticon

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RRBSKI 8/23/2012 6:50PM

    Welcome home and the place really sounds neat. Hope you had a great time this year and enjoy the planning for next. All the best.

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Wind, sand, swimming

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

there was a sandstorm on the beach today,, we were the first ones there at ten,, stayed about five or six hours,, the winds were gusting, sending sand on everything,, I went swimming twice,,but we are going to check out Mullet lake tomorrow after we check out of our cabin,, go home,,
we saw an ad in a Chamber of commerce booklet in our cabin and they had nice cabins a few blocks down the highway for $# less than I paid for these old log ones,, the new ones are one bedroom with two beds, flat screen in living room and bedroom.. a/c, private fire pit, full kitchen, very nice,, it is less expensive than this place and more amenities,,, closer to the beach and Shrine and highway.. we had them show us a couple sizes,, I told them we will reserve for next year,, same time.. '
it pays to read ads...

  
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SHARON10002 8/28/2012 4:19PM

    Woo Hoo! Better cabins with more amenities for less $$! How great is that?!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/25/2012 9:50AM

    As long as you are having a good time, you can deal with the rest. Remember you are on vacation, get some rest and relax. Be safe as you are traveling. ENJOY!!!
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ALDEBARANIAN 8/22/2012 8:13PM

    Nice. Hope you didn't get all your sun tan sand blasted away. :)

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/22/2012 6:19PM

    It sure does. It sounds like you're ahving a fine time and staying out of trouble.

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LTMURPHY7 8/22/2012 6:00PM

 


Yes it does

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INdian River

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

We are saying goodbye to Lake Superior and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan this morning.. down to Indian River, Mullet and Burt Lakes, acting like trunk-slammers(tourists)
I am determioned to get SOME rest on this vacation.. we will post pics and be more elaborate when we get home,,

  
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SHARON10002 8/28/2012 4:17PM

    emoticon On the road again . . . emoticon
Safe travels to your next destination . . .


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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/25/2012 9:47AM

    Safe traveling. Sounds like you are having a good time. Enjoy and get some rest along the way!!!
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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/21/2012 5:49PM

    Enjoy!
Pictures please!

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ADKISTLER 8/21/2012 5:31PM

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ALDEBARANIAN 8/21/2012 9:29AM

    Drive gently emoticon

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ANNESYLVIA 8/21/2012 8:37AM

    Sounds adventurous! You can rest on the job! LOL just kidding!

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IACTA_ALEA_EST 8/21/2012 7:55AM

    Have a safe trip home!

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Bears, Yoopers and friends

Monday, August 20, 2012

We started out going to Oswalds Bear ranch when they opened this morning,,, 29 bears, all rescued from breeders or orphaned,, or people that actuall own them illegally.
so cute,, black bears..

we drove all over the U.P, visited with Connie in munising, had lun ch near Pictured ROks on the water,, fdrove to Marquette, Chrstmas, Ishpeming, Shingleton, MdMillan, Seney, Nagaunee... went to Da Tourist Trap iin Ishpeming.. bought some treasures..
left Paradise at 8_30am, got home at 10:15 pm.. I am whipped,, tomorrow we check out her enad drive down to Indain River for a couple days of sun and swimming and the Cross in the Woods shrine..
no wifi at those cabins, got to go to McDonalds there for breakfast and wifi..

  
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SHARON10002 8/28/2012 4:16PM

    Lots of great stops and shopping! How can you relax if you're always on the go? Glad you're having a good time!

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COOKIE_AT_51 8/21/2012 6:46AM

    Gotta love those Yoopers! (I am originally from WI) Ya hey ;) ... sounds like you are having a great trip. Enjoy yourself in God's Country. emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/21/2012 12:49AM

    And are you getting some rest, friend? Remember you ae on vacationa fter all. that means some rest.

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FLEMIDG 8/21/2012 12:31AM

    Sounds like you're having a great time. Enjoy.

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CRAZYONE72289 8/20/2012 11:41PM

    When I first read this the first two paragraphs I read beer instead of bear. I was really confused for a minute before I realized you'd been talking about bears. LOL I guess I know what's on my brain.

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STUDLEEJOE 8/20/2012 10:46PM

    Sounds like you had a good time. Keep sparkin

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Tahquamenon Falls

Sunday, August 19, 2012

I made a nice big breakfast before we headed out to the blueberry festival on our way to Tahquamenon Falls,MI.. we played a game, won threeizes,, a toddlers T shirt, crayola markers and a stuffed animal online game thingie,, kids plaay them, I guess.. so Connie's kids get the shirt and toy, I keep teh markers..
We were at the Falls all day,, the lower falls is ten miles from our cabin, teh Upper falls are four miles further upriver,, we just got abck to our cabin,, itis 3:30p.. MIles of walking, mostly uphill, a LOT of steps uphill both ways!! LOL!
I had an asthma attack on teh way up the 102 steps at the Upper falls,,

we are chilling her, Dd eaitng a sandwich,,me with smoked Lake Superior salmon and crackers, appplesauce and fresh raspberries.

Tomorrow is the western Upper peninsula of MI.. visiting Connie and further to Ishpeming and maybe Negaunee or L'Anse..

I still have not just chilled and sat and read my book for more than ten minutes,,, going to tonight,, did sit and watch the sun rise this morning,, over Sault Ste. Marie, Canada,, beautiful..

  
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SHARON10002 8/28/2012 4:14PM

    Good exercise! Love waterfalls, too. Hope your body, mind, and spirit, calm down.

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WALKINGIRL5 8/20/2012 2:18AM

    Sounds beautiful - what a great day. hope your asthma's better and you get to chill.

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NORASPAT 8/19/2012 11:01PM

    Oh my gosh I am certain I can hear your joy in your blog.

Way to go LINDA!

Have a fabulous time you sure do deserve it

. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TAROTLADY 8/19/2012 10:31PM

    Glad you are having a goot time.

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PJBONARRIGO 8/19/2012 3:58PM

    Sounds like you are having a wonderful time- the stuff memories are made of. Enjoy! emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/19/2012 3:58PM

    I sure hope ou're getting pictures of those beautiful sunsets. Enjoy and no broken bones from those long hi,es, huh?

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