I realized it has been some time since I wrote. Worse, I didn’t realize you had written….way back on July 4! I am so sorry for neglecting our correspondence. I was a away for a few days over the July 4th weekend and time has just slipped away since then. Here finally are my postcards from my mini vacation.
I went to a parade. Actually I arrived a wee late, just after the parade started. I had to “attend” the parade unless I wanted to drive 50 miles out of my way to get around it. I even became part of the parade at the end. 🙂 This is Comins, MI, population of: Everyone you can see in the picture.
I went “to the lake.”
Okay, there are actually two lakes, connected by a short channel. This is the bigger lake. It has an island. The best way to get there is by boat.
[We have more than two lakes in this state, but I didn’t get pictures of all of them.]
I went to the fireworks.
There was a trip to the ER following a tubing accident. (Everyone is okay.)
I enjoyed the release of numerous sky lanterns (hot air balloons) over the lake from the boat. These are made of tissue paper, string, a little metal hoop, and some gel stuff that you light on fire. Tissue paper and fire. A recipe for disaster. Turns out it actually works, and no one was harmed. They were beautiful. The postcard is lousy.
There was boating. There was swimming. There was a jig-saw puzzle. There was good food and a few margaritas. There was no Internet. My cell phone worked (barely) when I went into town 17 miles away. It was nice to get away.
Wish you were there!