Goodbye Winter, finally…

I think I speak for all of us when I say ” good riddens” to the white stuff.

The last few days have been so beautiful and sunny.  The snow has been steadily melting. It is still very crisp and cold but that’s alright with me.  As long as that sun shines and takes with it the last of the snow, I am a happy camper 🙂

Today’s pictures:

I spotted the big ship on the horizon - beautiful

Frankfort beach and pier - almost all the snow is gone

Frankfort Beach, looking toward the south pier

Yes, I have heard from the weatherman today.  He says that there will be 1 to 2 inches of snow this Friday, blahhhhhh 😦

A Maple Syrup kind of Weekend

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I just love Crystal Mountain!
They always have something fun going on.  Besides the fact that it is just beautiful to walk around
the property and watch the skiers and snowboarders,
they have a couple of nice bars and restaurants.

Yesterday they had the Maple Syrup Festival.  Mike and I went.
What a nice spring day it was.  Actually it felt more like a real nice winter day.
The sky was blue, not a cloud in the sky, the sun was shining brightly,
there was fresh fallen snow everywhere.  It was cold and wonderful.
I don’t know what happened with the weather. It has been snowing lightly every day this week.

As you can see, we arrived at the mountain around noon

The parking lots were full and we parked way out in the boonies


We smelled something, but it wasn’t maple syrup, hehe

Around the corner, still no maple syrup, instead the most delicious smell of barbecue chicken.
The cook was not in a smiling mood.  Maybe he didn’t like staring into the sun?

Inside the center they sold that good smelling chicken.  We didn’t get any. We had other plans…

Chainsaw carver.  He did some pretty nice things.

This table was the only maple syrup display.

So, we headed back outside and were on our way to lunch. But wait, what is this sound?
Country music fun by Sister Wilene upstairs in the ski lodge.  Off we went to check it out while enjoying a beer.

The place was packed with skiers enjoying their lunch


And that was it. The battery on the camera ran empty.  I could not take any pictures of the Thistle where we had a really nice lunch with a nice cocktail for dessert.  Then we went home and my husband informed me that he could hear the couch calling his name.
It was a great day!

Auto Parts

The other day Mike pointed out that a car must have driven into our ditch, yet again, sometime this winter.  When the snow melted this past week, the truth came to light.  Auto parts were strewn everywhere.

So, on my way into Frankfort this morning, I took some pictures.

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I have a feeling it was some unlucky kid, on the way to school, zooming around the corner too fast, as usual…