Monday, February 13, 2017

Change

While life returns to normal, nothing is the same.




Fair winds and following seas, Dad.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

The best of summer

I love July in Michigan.  I love July in Michigan on the water even better.  It has been an absolutely glorious summer on the lake.  A summer full of good friends, great food, and amazing pictures.

Sunrise. Seriously this is the most amazing sunrise I have ever seen EOTE.  So glad I got up at the crack of dawn.


Clouds.


Our neighbor. He is a good looking neighbor.


And our favorite time here. We love the Au Sable Race, the racers start in Grayling at 9:00 pm, paddle through the night, and arrive in Oscoda at about 10:30 am.  They don't stop, they portage their own canoes, and they are rockstars.  50,000 spectators will watch this race at various points along with way. This year, after 120 miles, the finish came down to a nose. We couldn't believe it.  It was the most exciting finish I have seen in my six years here.

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Congratulations all around.
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The wind has been rocking and rolling here.  A little carnage but we love it here.


Cheers to summer!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

standing at the edge of summer

Spring was a busy time for us.  While I didn't anticipate the changes in our life, I can't imagine doing anything differently.  We opened EOTE late and have been north only a few times. The few visits we squeezed in were magnificent.

There is a perception that we don't have sunsets on the sunrise side.  That's completely wrong. 


We have a hand-held radio and nerdy as we are, we like to hail our passing freighter friends.  Paul, in the beautiful gloaming of the evening, is hailing the Dorothy Ann as she heads south.  

Our Handsome Boy never misses a chance for a good nap. 
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While it looks delightfully warm, it wasn't.  It was soooo cold, we were wearing coats, hats, and gloves.  

I love this old tree half buried in the sand. 

So we will enjoy the cold, lugubrious day with a fire, books, and of course, the obligatory nap!  
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Cheers EOTE! 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Mr. Handsome

We are hanging around GRR while many of our friends are off galavanting around the country on Spring Break. Ever since moving to GRR, we have been confused by spring breaks. There are at least three spring breaks around here.  Right now, it's Spring Break #1.

We are helping to care for a friend's dogs. As it starts to warm up, my camera gear is dusted off and charged up.

It's a lugubrious day, we have lost an hour, and we all feel a little out of sorts.

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With a face like his suggesting that a puppy treat, how can I refuse?

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We are inching closer to the vernal equinox. And Memorial Day.  And of course, EOTE.

Cheers!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

winter

It's cold and dark.  And cold.  But surprisingly, there is very little snow.  Given the past few years, I can take a pass on the snow.

We took a drive north to visit our little slice of heaven.  We were surprised to see very little snow and no ice. We could pull in the driveway without having it plowed.

It's still beautiful. So beautiful.

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It will be a couple of weeks before we head north again.  It's lovely to see EOTE in good shape.  We are counting the weeks.

Cheers!