You might think I love spending every minute at the lake -- and I do! But I also like a road trip now and then, so when our friends Sharon and John invited us to lunch at their cottage on the east coast of Michigan (aka Lake Huron), we were delighted to hop in the car! We arrived to a beautiful blue-sky and blue-water day! Cue the music!
John and Sharon live on a bluff overlooking the lake. A few steps down through a glorious shady hill and you are in paradise!
The water is so clear you could see the details on every stone under the sparkles!
Of course, Rick had to find the flat ones to skip. He was pretty good at it, too!
The pudding stones were elusive to me but Sharon has quite a collection and John even made a table using slices of pudding stone with their red jasper as part of the tabletop. Very impressive.
The guys were into looking at the boats WAY out there!
I liked looking at them through my zoom!
Yes, excellent detail -- these guys were not close!
I loved the driftwood branch Sharon had found and brought home. It looks perfect, resting in a bed of lake stones.
Indeed, loads of smiles, all around.
Sharon and John's son, Ben, is the leader of the indie band Lord Huron (guess where the "Huron" came from!). Ben spent plenty of time at Lake Huron during the summers when he was growing up. You may have heard one of their three albums (including the platinum "Strange Trails") or heard their music in the film "A Walk in the Woods" or on TV on Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, "Girls," "Once Upon a Time" and several other shows. No wonder John and Sharon are smiling! (They're having loads of fun being groupies!)
After we left we took the scenic route home and stopped at Ocqueoc Falls. First, I thought this river's rapids were what they were calling the falls. Lovely, but not terribly exciting.
Then we found the real falls. Not huge but loads of fun for the kids.
The park was lovely for a walk and a wonderful way to end our stay and head back home.
The big lake. Or one of them!
Life is good.
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