Monday, August 31, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Am now back home celebrating with a margarita or two. Last night we celebrated our arrival here with a lobster dinner, and it was wonderful. Tonight my friend Jane is cooking, which is great, being as the margaritas are beginning to take effect. Life is good. life is great.....lalalalalala
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Now Tuesday, we have the truck back, very minor considering all the inconvenience it caused. So we will be back on the road tomorrow once again heading to Maine. Should be a short drive as it is only 200 or so miles.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
We are in one of the prettiest areas! The views of the islands are truly awesome. And yes, there is a castle, and it was built for a woman who died, and was never lived in
Think that means all the way around this house?
There are over 1800 islands here, to qualify as an island it must be above the water 365 days a year, and have at least 1 tree.
I was just loving it, think in another life
Think this was the smallest one we seen. It did have it's tree!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Bed and Breakfast
We decided that a horse driven carriage ride was a great idea, and it was an easy way to see the entire island. We had a smaller buggy in the town area and then were switched over to a three horse wagon in the hilly region.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
We are staying in the town of St. Ignace, Michigan. Today we drove up to Sault Ste Marie, as we had heard that the locks were very interesting. I'm ashamed to admit that there seems to be a lot of info that I do not know about our great country. One of which is that Lake Superior is twenty feet higher than Lake Heron. There fore the need for the locks.
We boarded the boat an took a seat on the open top deck, but as soon as the boat started moving we moved down, it was cold. It was a very informative tour, and we really enjoyed it.
Entering the lock
Boat that made the trp with us
Now the gates will open and out we go. All this take place in less than twenty minutes. Don't know if this adventure knocks the Suez canal off my bucket list or not..... On the way home we had to check out the Castle Rock. There was also another statue of Paul Bunyon. He sure covered a lot of territtory, you see him all over this part of the country.
Back in St. Ignace we got information on Mackinac Island as we are taking turbo ferry over for the day tomorrow.
The flowers are absolutely beautiful here.
Monday, August 3, 2009
The time spent in Wisconsin was mostly reconnecting with long lost relatives, which was great. Love visiting when we have our own home to return to. I have a second cousin that is doing a magnificent job on our family tree. Bless her heart, it has totally gone out of control. By now she has found out that everyone in 4 counties is related somehow. Just don't want to find out that I'm my own grandma!
We are headed to Canada via the upper part of Michigan. Planning on taking in some of the sights on the way, probably never come this way again. They are saying that the weather should warm up, it certainly has been cool, at times down right cold. Actually had the heat on a few nights.
Hopefully the next few posts will have some pictures. Let the wind be at our back.