Wedding Excitement

This weekend is the weekend for weddings around here. From what I hear, there are 3 this weekend in Frankfort.  Every hotel, motel, cabin, cottage, sleeper sofa, etc. is full.  Finally the weather has turned sunny and warm this morning after a week of drizzle and rain.  Makes for a more fun day.

We have some wedding guests here who, when they checked in, didn’t know if the wedding they planned to attend,  was going to take place or not.  I was afraid to ask what happened but this morning, when I saw them, I had to know.  The wedding was not going to happen, the groom had called it off.  All the people that had come from out of town to celebrate were a little peeved to have spent the money.  Our guests made the very best of it, they made themselves comfortable in the backyard, drinks in hand, looking forward to a bonfire at the beach with the brother of the bride and their friends this evening.

Mike and I are going to a wedding this evening.  Really, it’s a party to celebrate a wedding that has already taken place a few months ago. Great food from the Bayview Grille and fun people to party with.
I am ready for some adult fun away from the house.

You know it’s summer when…

…it rains almost every night or early morning.

We sleep upstairs, but Bear sleeps downstairs in his shnazzy designer doughnut. It’s better this way.  He really can’t get up and down stairs any more.  This morning I was awakened by rolling thunder and hard rain and an alarm clock  flashing  5:01 AM.
I re-set the alarm clock to wake me at 7 but never made it back to sleep.  Bear had walked up the stairs all the way to the landing and was barking for attention at 5:10.   The fact that he made his way up the stairs made me jump out of bed and look after him immediately.
Meanwhile the thunder really started cracking around the house.  I like to be under the covers when it gets bad like that.  No chance of that today.  I ran after Bear who bolted for the backdoor like a speeding bullet – I let him out in that weather.
The thunder got worse and worse, it rained harder and harder and Bear was no where in sight.  He didn’t return until about 45 minutes later, wet as a dog,  oh  heehee, he is a dog 😉  And that made him smell even worse than he normally does, blech.

I am tired! 😛

I don’t have thunder and lightning pictures.  This is summer as well:

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Betsie Bay


The old life-saving station in the foreground and the Trick Dog Gallery up on the hill on the right, the roundhouse on the bottom left and between that and the sailboat is the amphitheater.  This weekend the Shakespeare troupe is back giving free performances, it’s really nice.
The Waterfront Park in Elberta IS beautiful.  The life-saving station has been refurbished and includes a caterer’s kitchen now and it is rented out by the village of Elberta to anyone who has a few pennies and would like to have a party there.  There are many weddings during the summer.