Sunday, September 23, 2007
Wes and I have just returned from a weekend trip to our cabin in the UP of Michigan. It's our job to close up the place for the winter, and we used to do this over the Labor Day weekend, but found out a few years back that we were missing out on the best show ever...the fall colors! This year we were in for a real treat...great fall colors AND gorgeous weather with temps in the 60's and 70's! On our way to the cabin, we stopped by a pumpkin farm in Wisconsin. Now we are all set with colorful pumpkins and gourds to decorate our home and front porch. It's been an extremely dry summer there, and the levels of the lake are down considerably. On Saturday, we had a first ever: walking around the entire lake on its shoreline. We saw fallen tree trunks, rock formations and the beauty of a lake bottom never before seen. Today (Sunday) we took a break from our work to walk the back stretch of the lake for about a mile. (This walk around the lake is about 6 miles, so we cut it short due to work.) Though we have been coming north for so many years now, sometimes the beauty of it all can take ones breath away!