A Mission

Today I was on a mission –  to get in the car, drive along the shortest highway in Michigan, Highway 168, and go to the Trick Dog for some R&R before the summer is in full swing.  I had not had a chance to go up there all year.

It looked as good as ever; I took Mike along for a Father’s Day lemonade 🙂
Below at the Elberta Waterfront Park, cleanup was going on from the Solstice Festival yesterday and out on the water there were a couple of really beautiful sail boats…

The swim instructor is still here doing his job

There is a new employee: the Trick Dog Greeter!   She’s giving out Wayfarer brochures, among others. Yay

And then it was back to the grindstone

A wrong turn

Yesterday Mike and I went to Traverse City to shop for supplies for the cottages.  Mike always needs to find new ways to get to old familiar places.  If he can avoid the usual, he’ll find the unusual.  First we went to the Coast Guard Exchange to see what they had in their store.  There we found a new answering machine.  Next we tried to get to Meijer’s by way of some new way 😉
Here we were, galivanting around Traverse City in the general direction of Meijer’s so that I could stock up on frozen crayfish, mussles and shrimp and of course  a tray or two of some fresh sushi, when I took a wrong turn.
Good thing that I did because we would have never  come upon this scene

Look at these cute little sailboats.

Look at these cute little sailboats!

I don’t know if you can see that they were painted in yellow, red,
blue, green -primary colors, much like our chairs.  Each boat had one person inside and there was a motorized boat (see left) that traveled amidst the sailboats.  It must have been an instructor.  The boats were so tiny, I think they were made for children.  Must have been Sailing Camp.   Anyway, it was a fantastic scene with maybe 20 boats sailing, I could not get them all into one picture.

more of the same

More of the same



The end :)

The end 🙂