Sally recently had a fun post where she recapped her summer in photos. Lisa had one, too! So, I thought I'd better take a stab at it! (Not that my life is so exciting, but frankly, it's fun for me to recap -- might bore the rest of you to tears!)
Much of the summer was spent on the road, often heading to the lake!
We started out the summer early in June, cleaning the cottage, but the fun began around the Fourth of July. We had a ringside seat for the fireworks display on the lake.
I also enjoyed meeting Rick over at Central Lake for our annual July 4 picnic, this year accompanied by my friend Jane.
My friends Lin and Larry stopped by for lunch at the lake -- a visit all too short!
Cousin time is always good! David and Bonnie enjoyed a week at the lake.
Cousin Howard celebrated his birthday there...
...and Cousin Patty came in September.
I had fun meeting up with Rick and his bike buddies in Mackinac City over Labor Day weekend...
I confess, I often coveted my neighbor's pink chairs.
There were lots of good sunsets on the beach this summer, too.
Howard wasn't the only one with the birthday. We celebrated Rick's with a sail...
...and mine with a surprise party!
And yes, there was time for some art, too!
And time for antiquing, of course!
Of course, I didn't always stay close to home. The summer started with a trip to Chicago to meet bloggers Diana (Oh) and Kerry (Qugrainne).
Then there was a trip to Milwaukee for the NETA board meeting and I got to see my public TV pal (and creative lady!) Maryanne!
I took the ferry on what might have been the most glorious day of the summer!
Soon after, we hit the road again, first for Cleveland and a visit with the cousins...
...then Myrtle Beach...
...and finally Sugar Mountain, NC, near Boone. We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon canoeing on the New River.
On the way home from the South, we stopped to see Rick's aunts and cousins!
We wrapped up our last trip from the lake with a stop to see Kevin, visiting his Miss Molly, as we made our way home.
And there it was -- back to the work world. And glad to have it.
But I'll still hold those sunsets in my heart! (And maybe even catch a few more this fall!)
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