Saturday, August 27, 2011

Bessie's Ready

Dick likes to set Bessie out on the riverside deck to greet kayakers. Today he equipped her in all kinds of U of M paraphernalia. I think we're excited about the approach of football season!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Dick's a Lumberjack!

And he's OK!

(I dare you to click on the title!)

This is one of the target trees!

Nice load of firewood

This will keep us warm in January, 2012!

OK now, just split it and stack it!

Here's my lumberjack after some felling!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Great Summer Day

The Charlands came out to go kayaking - it's the perfect day for it! Chris spotted the trailer at Beitner, and is running to our house! It gives me a chance to enjoy Shelly and Drew! Dick is still at the Visitor Center.

Dick discovered that the J&S has a new paint job. I think that yellow jeep ragtop really sets it off!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Mr. Marshal

Marsh came to see us today, and we had a lovely visit. He and Dick traded books as always. It was nice to catch up on the latest news.

His Dad has been in assisted living for a couple of years now, and so at the Canadian Lakes house it's just Marsh and his Mom. He's the primary care giver, and it's hard for him to get away for one or two days.

We had fun reminiscing about old days and old friends. One of the highlights was the golf cart tour of the property - we had a great time! He stayed for a dinner of burgers and sweet corn. A very nice day.

Monday, August 15, 2011


Today Dick set up and manned the Traverse City Convention & Visitors Bureau table at the G.T. Resort for the Regional Convention of Medicare and Medicaid Employees.

When he got home, he took some time to appreciate our beautiful river!

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Oatmeal? Really?

Gym in the morning followed by breakfast at the new Grand Traverse Pie Co. downtown. What does one get for breakfast at the G.T. Pie Co. you may ask? Oatmeal. No kidding. They were out of the yogurt parfait.

Caching in the afternoon - you can see that we're gradually getting back to normal.

08/04/2011 You found Oh Crap Visit Log
Well the company's all gone and the weather is great so it's a perfect day to get the Jeep out of the barn and get into full "Caching Mode". We never knew about a ropes course back here. In fact the only one we ever saw was up at the hospital. This was a fairly quick find. signed log, took nothing and left our card and a #8 Hot Wheels. Thanks for showing us this trail and adding to our fun today.

08/04/2011 You found Stuck In The Middle Visit Log
Many great memories of this area. As a teen I learned to ski behind Bensley's boat, their cottage was just up the road in Crescent Shores. When we were young marrieds, we rented a cottage up the road on Mickey Lake. We got in "Caching Mode" this afternoon and got out the Jeep and took a ride. This was our first attempt at caching using our I Phone. After a fruitless search, we were about to give up when we figured out how to find the hint. BINGO!!
Took nothing but some trash that was on the ground, left a punch ball. Thanks for the memories.

08/04/2011 You found Extra Crispy Booty 2 Visit Log
This one has been sitting there for quite a while but we never seemed to be in "Caching Mode" when we drove past. Singed log and traded tags. TFTC