We’ve had our share of beautiful days this week.
Yesterday was beautiful. Luke, Zachary, Kristi and I walked to the lake in the afternoon and Luke and Zach were actually brave enough to venture into the cold water – not for long though. We got some raking done. Nick did some work to get the mowers ready and we enjoyed a campfire as the sun was setting. It was a great day to be outside.
Yesterday was another beautiful July day. I went for the walk in the morning and Jacob and I went shopping in the evening. The setting sun was very pretty on the drive home.
Kevin and I celebrated our 25th anniversary a little early last week in Glen Arbor. The weather was beautiful and we enjoyed the gorgeous Leelanau Peninsula.
Yesterday we went to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and had a picnic lunch at a roadside park, next to the Cut River Bridge. We hiked under the bridge and crossed it on foot. We enjoyed some beautiful views of Lake Michigan. We planned to visit Tahquamenon Falls but as we were driving along M-123 we started seeing smoke which grew increasingly thicker. When we got to the park to see the Falls we were informed that they were closed due to a large forest fire. The Duck Lake fire has burned through 18,000 acres of land. Since we couldn’t visit the Falls, we enjoyed a pretty drive on the Whitefish Bay Scenic Byway. We saw part of the North Country Trail that Kevin M. hiked last September. We stopped by Point Iroquois Lighthouse and enjoyed the view from the tower. Then we headed to St. Ignace for some supper. We made our way home as the sun was setting on a beautiful day. Luke did all the driving and even got to drive across the Mackinac Bridge for the first time.
Yesterday we took a day trip and drove to Frankfort then up M-22 to the Sleeping Bear Dunes. It was a beautiful day and ended with watching the sunset over Lake Michigan from Empire Bluff.
Josiah and I walked to the lake after supper yesterday. It was a pretty evening for a walk.
Yesterday was a beautiful start to spring. Kevin suggested we have a picnic supper and then go to a park to play basketball. We ate at North Higgins Lake State Park. On that side of the lake there is still some ice. A pretty sunset was a fitting end to the warm, pleasant, sunny day we enjoyed.