Before reading your other reply I was going to say, I know exactly the camp ground of which you speak. Cool, I think we will probably be staying there too in our camper! And then just going over for a few days at a B&B on the island...I don't know when though. But, some day...maybe in a few years. I love it, it's so beautiful!
I was married to one of the draftsmen who did the drawings for the Mackinac Bridge. I often camped with my family in the park on the south side of the bridge. I never got to Mackinac Island though I crossed the Straits many times. There are other special places in Michigan that I remember fondly.
We camped at Tahquamenon Falls. From there we visited Whitefish point, Kitch-iti-kipi, also known as The Big Spring, a beautiful spring where we rode on a glass bottomed boat to see the mineral formations in the spring. We also visited the Cut River Gorge. I revisited that with my native Oregonian husband one fall. His comment about the fall color was, "It looks as if every leaf has a light behind it."
There are so many beautiful places to visit in both the upper and lower peninsulas. I had the privilege of visiting many of them. I would rank Michigan among the higher places to visit just because of the beauty and history that abounds there.
It has been so long since I visited Michigan I needed to do some research. I couldn't find the campground near the bridge where we stayed more than once. I saw my first bobcat there.
You live near where my uncle used to live, in Boyne City.
I grew up in Lansing and the surrounding area, including on the Michigan State University Campus.
I miss the fall color and football games. My father prepared the meals for the MSU football team. On Saturdays I had a class on campus and went to the dorm where my father was cooking and had lunch. Biggie Mun was the coach then. I ate with the team and learned how to read plays. To this day I can't read a play from the sidelines, but it is easy from the end zones.
I had a few heart pounding moments when watching games. I will never forget the first time I saw the Statue of Liberty pass play. My heart just plain stopped on that one. The final field goal in the second Rose Bowl Game was also a memorable moment. I thought it had missed because some fans in front of me moaned, but it didn't miss, as I soon found out, when my husband grabbed me and swung me around. By then I was awash with very happy tears. Those were special days for me.
Ann, I am very sorry for the break-in. I have seen the havoc that the combination of unemployment and high metal prices have caused locally. I know that some of the things that happen are out of desperation.
I once had someone get into my car that was full of groceries. I checked and the only thing missing was a gallon of milk. My worst problem with that situation was, if the thief had asked I'd have given the whole load of groceries to that family. I know it was desperation on their part and I don't like to let that go.
I worked hard to get a food bank in our small community and now am privileged to work as a receptionist there. I know how important the food bank is to those who have run out of other resources.
I know you are frustrated by your loss. I am glad your real estate agent spotted the break-in and is taking the steps to prevent any further damage.
Sarah, I've been trying to send you some cool, dry, but I haven't figured out how to e-mail it yet. I'll keep trying. Let me know when you receive it. I grew up in MI were hot and humid were normal during the summer. I hated it. When I came to Seattle I was amazed by the warm winters and cool summers. I had read about that, but it never sank in until I came out here.
Patty, I had forgotten about flylady until I read your post. I really need to get back to her. Thanks for the reminder.
Good Morning. No sun yet. DH is kid sitting but they are suppose to be here soon so I can take the car and have lab work done. I got some Benadryl yesterday and have taken two. When I get back from the lab I will start on them for today. They do make me sleepy. While I was reading the paper another red spot popped up on on arm. About a 4" circle. I hope this is the only spot for the day. My Dr. was even hesitant for me to have chemo while I'm getting these. It's always something.
Yes, always something. I got an email from the new real estate agent that I just signed on to try and get the house in Ma. sold. He doesn't even have a key yet. It is in the mail. He said he went by the house to take some pictures outside and discovered in the back the door had been broken into. Nothing appeared up set in the house but he did go in the basement and saw the copper pipes to the hot water heater had been cut out. Of course the door will need to be fixed. He said he will take care of that. An easy breakin when a house sits out in the country with no other house near by.
Sarah, I'm not positive where the biopsy will be taken but I got the impression that it will be at the radiation place. Dr. mentioned the CAT scan place and that is where I had the fluid drained. It is the same building my GP is in. Across the street from the hospital.
After I come back from my lab work I'm going to stop in a small thrift store and see what they have for books. I'm down to one mystery left to read. I know this thrift store won't be a cheap as the one that lost their lease. But it is close by.
Hot and humid here today, chance of rain. We did get some rain yesterday afternoon, so everything is looking nice and green.
Patty you are more than welcome to come and clean here. lol Sounds like you are having a busy day.
What's everyone up to today? Getting ready for the weekend? Even when you don't work any longer the weekends are fun days. Kind od like bonus days in a way. maybe it is just a hangover from my working days.
Ann will they do the biopsy in the office or is in inpatient at hospital? It is good to find out the source of your rash. Enjoy the nap.
Thank y'all for all your input on the aluminum foil thing. Great info.
Good morning, I am on a roll here today. The kitchen floor is swept and mopped, the stove is cleaned and the dishwasher is cleaned. The microwave and frig was done yesterday.
Today, for flylady, we are in zone 1, the front porch, entryway and dining room. I usually save the flylady zone chores for Friday. I am usually home all day, and I just like to do them all in one day. So those will get done today as wel.
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