Sunday, June 30, 2013

Catocala - Red Underwing Moth

Soo Locks Engineer's Day, June, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Yoopers Ride Free Day, Pictured Rocks Boat Tours, Munising, MI

What a wonderful day this was for our family! We arrived early in the morning to ensure we got free tickets on one of the afternoon boats, and we managed to catch the 1 O'clock trip, which was the same boat our friend Michelle and her two little boys and Mom, Aunt, and Grandma would be riding on. While waiting for the boat ride we walked amongst all of the artists and crafts booths. The girls looked at tons of agate necklaces because they have been trying to find agates on our beach. They also got to pet a sled dog that had run in the last Iditarod, and we got to listen to some great live musicians. Then, Autumn and I found a little slackline exhibit and spent the rest of our time seeing who could walk back and forth the most times without falling off.

When we got on the boat we couldn't believe that the ride was going to be 2 1/2 hours long! It was extremely sunny and hot, but the wind kept us comfortable for most of the ride. It was fun sitting next to Michelle and her boys, and we all had a good time keeping them entertained.

Probably the best part of our trip (and the part that I didn't take video of) was our visit to my cousin and her husband's house. I had never visited them before, and since we didn't have big plans for after the boat tour we decided to make the drive past Marquette for an impromptu visit. Their house was so was like a nature museum, full of deer antlers, agates, a free ranging frog, beautiful nature pictures, feathers etc. We left wondering why we hadn't visited them earlier, and positive that we will be out their way again.

On the drive home we got a phone call informing us that Autumn had won a framed picture at one of the booths...we stopped at a Sub shop called "Togos" in Harvey, and then again in Munising to pick up the picture she won. Then, a fog began to roll in and we saw lots of deer obstacles on the stretch through Seeney. It began to rain, and the rest of the drive home felt somewhat treacherous. When we got home we were really tired and thankful to have made it safely, but also very happy with our wonderful and adventurous day, and most of all for our friends and family who shared it with us!