Springtime at Canyon Falls by L'anse, MI

Springtime at Canyon Falls by L'anse, MI

Sunday, September 2, 2012

summer's end

Fall is in the air...Footballs rivalries are at their peak....(Go Blue)

Camping season is still in full swing, as I am a firm believer that the best time to camp is AFTER Labor Day.

We had a good summer this year.

Started in April with a visit to my friend Joan from Retirement Chronicles, and then a stop at my friend Cathy from Yooper Yarns,

Here we are again, at the end of summer...

May kicked off camping with our first stop at Brighton Rec,

June was Dale's mom graduation from college, camping at Pinckney Rec, and Balloonfest.

July was the parade in Cohoctah, (only parade you get to see twice...lol), camping at Brighton again.

August flew fast as we had some family stuff going on. The highlight of my summer was spending a long weekend with my bestie at Mecosta, Mi...We went to the Buckley Steam Engine show, and fished, and played cards, and hung out...came home, on a Monday, and Thursday, I left my husband and son and went back up and spent a girls weekend with bestie and her sister...it was so nice and relaxing to not have to worry about the kid and hubby, not be responsible for anyone but myself....we visited Amish Country by Big Rapids and got some Honey, Jam, Strawberries, Green Peppers, and enjoyed stepping back from the fast lane and enjoying the slower pace of life.

My 16 in Largemouth Bass pulled out of Lake Mecosta!

Now it's Labor Day weekend, and we have a couple of weekends left to camp, Hubby got a new job, so camping will be fewer and further between, but we are looking forward to moving and being closer to the Upper Peninsula, (we have a destination in mind, but aren't sharing at the moment)...

My Great Aunt and I had a conversation the other day, and she told me I was just like my Nonna, it broke Nonna's heart to leave Up North, and that if that was where my heart was, it was okay to go. Dale and I believe our hearts are up north, be it the U.P. or at least the northern part of the Lower Peninsula, we know it will not be easy to "make it" in the north, but that's where "home" is, so that's where we will go....


  1. Your photos are great! I used to take my kids camping when they were little; now they are taking their kids. It's such a great outdoor activity!

  2. Thank You Eva, My son loves to camp...we have a lot of fun, and I use to for educational purposes too...nothing like the Great Outdoors as a classroom for Science....