I'm back :) Did you even know I had left? Hard to tell this time of year I suppose. My blogging is not always as consistent once school lets out. I can't believe there is just over a month left.
Anyway...there will be some house updates coming soon. I just wanted to give a quick howdy and show you where we have been...Frankfort Michigan aka "Up North".
We went up with hubby's sis & her family plus his parents. The set up is perfect. We each have our own room next to each other with an area out front to sit & play games after the kids go down. Well, 3 of the 4 anyway. Next year it will probably only be the 2 youngest that actually go to bed at a "bedtime". They grow so fast. The cousins had a blast together.
We went canoeing - as we do every time - and shopping in Traverse City - although never enough for me - and this year we tried a couple new places.
We went on the alpine slide rides at Crystal Mountain. Well, we did not include me. We were not sure if the little guy would care for it, so we spent as little $$$ as needed just in case. He loved it. It is basically a small luge run on a wheeled sled with a brake/accelerator stick for control. Oh, and you take the chair lift up to get to the top of the ride. Next year - we all go :)
The Art Walk (Michigan Legacy Art Park) - also at Crystal Mountain - was so very cool. A nature trail on the side of the mountain dotted with works of art from various artists. Very zen, very peaceful, very nature. Also very hilly. It could be a heck of a workout. And bonus - my bro-in-law knew a couple of the artists. I don't have any pics yet that we took, but here are some of my faves....pics are from their site:
Early on you see this piece by David Barr...Diversity...that broken column represents the impact of human action on our world...
The best "tv" ever...Satisfaction from Nature by Byung Chan Cha:
The Hemingway Haunts by Patricia Innis:
Five Needles by Michael McGillis:
And the kids' fave...the Stockade Labyrinth by David Barr...you can walk through it - very cool:
And for some really cool aerial pics of Frankfort from Photography Plus click here.