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17 July 2013 Comments Off on on vacation

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After the lovely visit with my sisters, cousins, and many other extended family,
E had vacation for ten days.
During those ten days we celebrated the fourth with some little firecrackers,
camped for almost a week,
and celebrated our eleventh wedding anniversary.
It was really wonderful having him around, and we had such a great time on vacation.

We camped in two different places,
one on the Leelenau pennisula,
and also at Wilderness state park near Mackinac.

It was W’s first time camping “for real”
and A’s first in a long time,
and they both loved it –
sleeping in the tent,
cooking our meals over the fire*,
playing outdoors all day long.

We ventured to Northport one day to see the lighthouse there,
as well as the rocky quiet beach.
There’s a 200 year old cedar tree that the boys were desperate to climb,
its long limbs curving down temptingly.
The weather was its usual lovely up-north self,
much cooler than the weather we left behind.
Everything, just lovely.


*some we precooked and froze, reheating in the cast pan, which was great for easy prep!


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