Friday, August 31, 2012

Meeka's breakfast surprise.

In our family, breakfast is out favorite meal.  

Meeka. always thoughtful, had a bright idea yesterday to plan a surprise breakfast for all. 

She and I got up early to make pancakes, bacon, and fruit salad. We also packed along cheerios for Archer and orange juice and chocolate milk to serve as drinks.

We woke up the kids and took them down the road to picnic at a table we found in a nice spot at the park.

We all enjoyed Meeka's breakfast surprise!  

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Life at Clearwater.

These are just a few photos depicting our lives here at Clearwater Campground in Ortonville, MI.

Morning walk with Mayzie.

I promised the kids a night hike last yesterday.  Kalkaska RV Park and Campground has oodles of nature trails.  Mayzie felt she had discovered one that we had not yet seen and wanted to take us there to view the moon from a beautiful opening in the foliage.  Of course, we had the stroller with us, and it was up a sandy hill. The stroller was not making it, and we were all feeling a bit creeped out, so we turned back, promising that I would got with Mayzie for a first thing in the morning walk in the woods.

This morning I made good on that promise and Mayzie lead me all through the forest.  We had a wonderful time, saw a deer (we think-- it ran off pretty fast), and found bobcat prints crossing the trail in the sand.  It was marvelous.

 This is what Mayzie might look like if she had one long antler.
 We found some castoffs while out on our morning sojourn.
 Looking out onto Mayzie's special spot.  It really wasn't that much further from where we had given up the night before, but none of us were prepared to go as far as we had in the dark.  So glad we went back.  Sure wish we'd made it the extra little ways to see the moon the night before!
 Look at the size of those kitty paws next to Blossom's petite little Schnauzer feet!
I sure did enjoy my walk with my girl.  Love her so much!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Kalkaska Trout Monument.

All week long while staying in Kalkaska, we saw this trout statue.
It was just awesome.
And I really wanted a photo of it with the kids.
They... were reluctant.
We'd pass it and I'd say, "Let's get a picture with the trout!"
Triple nay.
"Okay, but I want to get one before we leave town!"
After passing it at least 10 times, I told them when we left for Sleeping Bear Dunes, that if it was light out when we got back, they were getting their photo and that's that.  Now, my policy is that if the kids really don't  want their photo put on facebook, I won't put it on facebook.  But there is no such agreement about the blog!

Vertical farming.

On our way home from Sleeping Bear Dunes, we found a farm growing acres and acres of this.  Venture to guess what it is?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sleeping Bear Dunes

Today we explored the Sleeping Bear Dunes.  It was absolutely fabulous.  We climbed the giant sand dunes, played in Lake Michigan, drove the beautiful hills and countryside and enjoyed every minute of it.  Good times were had by all, and we loved the diverse scenery.