Friday, July 01, 2011


For those of you who know me, this may surprise you, but Henry has learned a new skill on this trip to MI.

Yup. Little man found a BB gun and it is on. We set up a shooting range of bottles and cans, set down some serious ground rules and he's been setting them up and knocking them down ever since.

Yesterday we took advantage of our last day before the rest of the family arrives and did a Northern Michigan Tour of Awesomeness. First stop, Harbor Springs. We walked the docks feeling a little out of place among the bajillion dollar big boats and oohing and ahhing at all the amazing sailboats.

We hopped back in the car and headed up into the Tunnel of Trees. Kyle's folks know all the little nooks and crannies around there and took us to an amazing little farm to poke around and wish we had a CSA there. The canning pantry was absolutely amazing and we couldn't resist the Dilly Asparagus. One taste reaffirmed my summer goal of learning to can and pickle! The best part, though, by far... The Squash Rocket. Load the giant sling shot up with old potatoes and let 'er rip!

And onward. Next stop was the Legs Inn, a famed biker bar and... Polish restaurant. The grown ups indulged in stuffed cabbage, potato cakes and traditional Polish stew and Henry looked out on Lake Michigan with their little quarter fed telescope.

The last stop on our adventure was the dunes at Cross Village. We ran up the giant sand dunes, enjoyed the view of Lake Michigan for a bit, turned around and ran back down.

By the time we got back to the house, I was all about a blanket, a book and a nap. Little man had other ideas, though. He was invited to go tubing with the kids across the street and jumped at the chance! Kyle mustered up the energy to go with them and snap a few pictures.


Today is the day that all the Ketts come pouring into town and the craziness begins! Kett Family Olympics, Texas Hold 'Em and euchre tournaments, 4th of July Parade and waaaaaay too many fireworks. Let the games begin!

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