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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Enjoying time with family

Hi all,
 Things just keep rolling along. We completed our mini vacation to Michigans Upper Pennisula. This is one large area that one needs to give themselves plenty of time to explore. We just covered the central area and easily could have spent more time. It is just such a great area when the hot days of July and August are stifling in the south.

Bond Falls

Lagniappe Cajun Creole Eatery in Marquette

Lakenenland  Sculpture park
Upper part of Bond Falls
 Meanwhile back at Wendy's folks we are having nice visits. Colleen and the grand sons came up and we enjoyed a weekend with them. The following week Nate and a buddy came up to do some fishing on the Petenwel Flowage. Weather wasn't to great so I bowed out on that.
 We got in a visit with Marilyn and Bill from our Excel camping club. They live in not to far in Marshfield so we joined them for a nice lunch and chit-chat.
 Wendy and I took a little ride one day and ended up at Stevens Point Brewery. This is the second oldest brewery running in the original location. It began in 1857 one year before the town of Stevens Point was founded. It was a nice little tour although we hit at cleaning and maintenance week so no production was going on. They had a neat sampling area where good sized samples were available. Good thing we could use our sample tokens on some of their brewed soda so someone could drive home.
 It is nice getting to spend time with Wendy's parents, at 85 and 87 they get along pretty good. Her dad is actually going to work again and assist with the cranberry harvest. He has done this in the past and though he doesn't need the income he just has to stay active. He surely is something.

Isaiah and great grandpa celebrating

 Our next plans are to head down to Mukwonago (our old home grounds) and get more visits with family and friends there. We will hang there until the end of September and then begin a slow drive back to Florida, route not planned yet.


  1. Looks like you have been having a good time up north.

  2. Glad to hear that your family and farm fared ok in the hurricane down there. We leave tomorrow from CA heading all the way to PA and then back :) Maybe we'll run into you on your way south.