Is it a Lake or an Ocean?

Holy-moly, the wind today should have been classified as a hurricane.  Wow, I was told that it was coming at us with 65 knots and getting stronger.   Amazing.  They had front loaders on the 2 blocks closest to the beach on Main Street to push the sand back to where it belongs – the beach.  After finishing my morning work and checking new guests in, a little after 4 pm, I drove up to Frankfort to see for myself what the guests had been telling me. Of course by that time I was way too late to catch a glimpse of those huge, yellow machines.

Wow, the lake didn’t look like a lake anymore.  It’s more like an ocean with the waves breaking over both the south and the north piers.  Simply amazing.  I took a bunch of pictures for some reason the camera isn’t fast enough or what ever you might call that.  I saw the big waves coming, aimed and shot and the camera would take f-o-r-  e-v-e-r   to “reload”. And so I always shot the pictures in between what I really wanted to get.

My car and windshield got sand blasted,  good, it is now ready for that new paint job   :mrgreen:

Here are the pics of today. I hope they are sharp enough and the contrast is there

remember to click on the little pictures to see them better

N.M.G.E. II

So it’s here

N.M.G.E.

20th Anniversary Celebrations
(I think they’re celebrating)


It started on Wednesday and for some reason I have not seen the participants yet.

I am not sure what’s going on there, maybe they didn’t appreciate the decorations this year?

You remember I had this heap of after dinner mints.

I made nice piles of them on the pillows

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and the rest I stuffed into their coffeemakers, hehehe

See, I even stuffed the filter compartment.

What?  No way – I am not going down there to find out what they thought about that.

If you want to know, you go and ask

After my haircut…

I drove down to the lake and there I saw the house.

This elephant of a house.

The antithesis of a beach house.

Ugly but!

a house with history

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Legend has it that this house once belonged to Al Capone.

This is where he and his buddies would come

with their girlfriends…

It stands right there at the end of Main Street and

when I swing around towards the water,

this is what I see

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Betsie Bay – sitting on a bench outside the Frankfort Library

Rain

I cannot believe I am saying this, but I am happy to hear the rain tapping on my windows.

We haven’t had any rain for the entire month of September and I believe August as well.  We needed it.  Very considered of St. Peter not to let it rain until the roof was completely finished.

Bear is sitting outside on the stoop, almost out of the rain, enjoying the view, I think.  It’s dark.  How much does a dog see when it’s pitch dark? There he sits, gets sprinkled on and comes inside periodically, waiting for me to grab two bath mats and dry him off.   Then he ambles back outside, only to come back inside 10 minutes later.  I think he enjoys the massage.

Bear’s special friend Sharon and her husband Tom have left for the last time this year and he was a bit upset when he wandered down to their cottage one morning and they were no longer there.    But soon enough old friends of his from last fall, Ralph and his wife Wilda, arrived from West Virginia and took over where Sharon and Tom left off.

Now Bear sits in front of Ralph’s cottage whenever he and his wife are not fishing and is waiting to be fed some toast with butter, that spoiled brat, hehe

Tonight we are looking forward to hosting the boys men of N.M.G.E starting tomorrow evening.  Let’s hope that the weather now turns nice again, just like the weatherman promised this morning, so that the guys have a great time golfing, eating and drinking.

I wasn’t lazy…

I bet you’re all wondering what is going on here with this blog lately.  I usually post once a day – haven’t had time these past 10 days.  Funny, because summer is over and we should not be too busy.  The good news is, we are THAT busy

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Also, I have spent some time on the internet making sure that my trip to WDW will be as wonderful as they always are.  I have booked the vacation and now I don’t know what to do with the boys. Is there anyone out there who would like to come and stay at the house for 8 nights in November and get those boys ready for school, cook a cow for dinner and make sure their favorite jeans are ready to wear?

Dorothy?

we will be visiting Mount Everest

we will be visiting Mount Everest

we will go and visit the princesses

we will go and visit the princesses

we will fight the evil Emperor Zurg

we will fight the evil Emperor Zurg
I have no idea who the munchkin is

we will have breakfast with Pooh Bear and friends

we will have breakfast with Pooh Bear and friends

we will enjoy Spaceship Earth

we will enjoy Spaceship Earth

Drink some cocktails at the Animal Kingdom Lodge

we’ll have some cocktails at the Animal Kingdom Lodge – Africa

we will have drinks in several bars all over the world     😉

we'll have Lobster Eggs Benedict for breakfast at the Grand Floridian

we’ll have Lobster Eggs Benedict for breakfast at the Grand Floridian

we will go shopping at the Hollywood Movie Studios

we will go shopping at the Hollywood Movie Studios

we will visit Frontierland, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland and Adventureland

we will visit Frontierland, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland and Adventureland and Liberty Square

we'll see some parades

we’ll see some parades

you never know who you run into at WDW

you never know who you run into at WDW…
sometimes even a Llama

So you see, we’ll travel around the world – it’s an educational trip      😉

and a culiary trip

and a culinary trip
Bread and Butter Pudding at Raglan Road