Rock Hounding on Lake Michigan

I had a chance to rock hound recently which I haven't done in a few years. It was a beautiful day and I had so much fun! Hopefully I can cut and tumble some of them soon!

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Merry Christmas 2019!

A message from Laguardia airport

Jesus loves you too

The Scottish Highlands

I went to the Scottish Highlands
I went to the Scottish Highlands and it was really beautiful!

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Lake Express Lake Michigan

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I was like a kid who got a Christmas gift, but liked the box almost as much as the gift. The Lake Express was WONDERFUL! I wish I had taken my kids on it when they were little.

Traverse City was nice too!

Door County again

We went on vacation to Door County again. I found this beach with rocks that are all the same type of stone...unusual and beautiful!
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There was a wedding across the street from where we stayed. I was reading my book but found myself looking up every few minutes to see if the bride was coming out. I couldn't help but watch a little....
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We had fun on jet skis. There are no pictures because I was hanging on for my life.

No star gazing this time but we ate a lot of good food!

When I got home I sat on the back patio and noticed all the sparrows were sitting in a line on my fence staring at me. I finally figured out that the birdbath was dry for a week and they were waiting for me to fill it up. Back to business!

Siskiwit Bay Lodge Cornucopia Wisconsin

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We got away to a beautiful lodge in the North woods of Wisconsin.  I had no expectations. I hoped I wouldn't be chasing/cornering/killing varmints all night never know in northern Wisconsin.  I was pleasantly, PLEASANTLY surprised by the Siskiwit Bay Lodge. It was so beautiful, sitting there on the shore of Lake Superior.  They serve a beautiful breakfast every morning.  All the guests who want to can come and sit together for breakfast at 8:30 in the morning.  We didn't know each other, but it was really comfortable to sit at the same table eating breakfast.  The owners, Sandy and Bruce Von Riedel, were the perfect host and hostess.  They would often sit and chat with us a little after they served us breakfast.  We talked about our plans for the day, some went fishing, some went to Duluth to the maritime museum, some went bird watching, some went kayaking to the sea caves....some went back to bed.  

There were loons making noise on the water, a bald eagle flew overhead.  I went for a walk and was annoyed by the sound of my own feet walking.  It was so tranquil, my feet distracted me from the sweet sounds of birds calling to each other. 

We ate Lake Superior whitefish everyday and a little trout. Yum! The food was good everywhere we went. Restaurants in Bayfield are only 25 minutes away. There are many talented artists who work in this area too.

Siskiwit Bay Lodge is only a place for adults and there are only 5 rooms, so book soon!!

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Out by the fire at night.

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Where I sat to watch the loons.

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The tree where the eagles like to sit.

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Hiking through the Apostle Islands National Park at Meyers beach looking down at the sea caves. Wouldn't advise this hike for children! Not many guardrails. It took us 2 hours round trip.

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Sea caves looking up from Captain Mike's boat. We took a sea cave tour from his operation at Good Earth Outfitters in Cornucopia Wisconsin. No we didn't kayak, we were too tired from the hike the day before. We had a great time on Captain Mike's big, beautiful boat with the twin engines.

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I even found a beer I like, Nut Brown Ale from the South Shore Brewery in Ashland Wisconsin, which is also home to some beautiful brownstone buildings (picture below) made with brownstone mined from the region. Washburn has some really beautiful brownstone buildings too.

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