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Time to go home

Friday, August 03, 2018

This morning we are packing it up and heading home after 10 days of dogsitting my BIL’s 14 year old baby. I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with a dog again as it’s been several years since we had to put down our beloved Maggie.

The down side of this trip is they live in mid Michigan where there is really not much to do. BIL lives on a lake which sounds ideal but the lake looked murky and not conducive to swimming.
There was supposed to be a pontoon for us to use but it “suddenly had mechanical problems “.
I’m not so sure about those problems. I think just maybe he didn’t really want us using it.

So we walked the dog🐶,rode bikes 🚴‍♀️ & I went up & down the steep steps to the lake frequently. So in all honesty, I was more physically active than I would have been at home. That was a great upside to the trip.

This morning the lake is covered by a thick layer of fog🌫 for the first time. I will miss the tranquility of this place though. Each night as I lay in bed there were green twinkle laser lights lighting up the trees🌳 outside the bedroom window . I found that extremely soothing and very conducive to sleep.😴

One thing this trip did clarify for us is that when we move away from the city we do not want to be somewhere quite so isolated. Hubby especially doesn’t want that. I guess we’re just suburban people at heart.

Well I’ve got to get packing. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
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    We've done both..lived in the country in Ohio. Lived right in the city and subburbs too. Now we live in a small town in FL close to bigger cities. Best of both worlds. As we get older, always best to be near to hospitals, which we aren't now. 15-20 miles away...oops. I know one thing, will never live near water again, like we do now with the large pond. Too many snakes around, frogs on our house, pooping everywhere (nasty) and too many critters making themselves a nuisance around our yard. Love to watch the birds though...the big wading birds, like herons!
    Have a good week. We are now on vacation this week...looking forward to it! 😁
    129 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    What lake is it? The locals swim in Peach lake, off M-55, east of town. Flowage lake is fed by the AuSable River. We used to won the Dam House on it.
    Yes, unless you live really close to town, you have to drive a long way to get groceries,etc. Tawas is about a half hour drive from WB, Sage Lake is in-between the two towns.
    I know up-north well, but if you are not from up there and must have hustle and bustle, WB is not for you.
    129 days ago
    Safe travels.
    131 days ago
  • JAMER123
    We are sitting on the IN/MI border and soon to be in MI. I agree that having things around to do is good. A slimy lake is not fun. Too bad you didn't get to use the pontoon. That would have been fun. Safe travels home to you!!
    131 days ago
    Sounds like a great learning experience. I live in a very rural area and it's not a good place to be once you are an elderly senior and might need help.
    131 days ago
    Sounds like a good time
    131 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    Safe travels
    131 days ago
    Safe travels!

    My son just came back to WI from Detroit MI!
    132 days ago
    be safe!!!
    132 days ago
    Have a wonderful weekend! Safe travels home.
    132 days ago
    Sounds like a nice place to unwind and great ways to be active.

    Safe travels!
    132 days ago
    You are awesome to spend that much time helping out family like that. I'm sure it gave them peace of mind knowing their beloved dog was being well attended to. Have a safe trip back home and watch out for roosters!!!
    132 days ago
  • no profile photo ROSSYFLOSSY
    Have a safe trip back! 🌞
    132 days ago
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