Monday, August 18, 2014

The View from Mackinac (I)

We're HOME! The Wild Wilcox Midwest Tour 2014 has concluded. We made it back to our little house last night around 11:00 pm, taking a total of 15 hours for the trip. This means that we shaved a full three hours off of Dave's liberally allotted 18-our estimate! Woo-hoo! Road trip warriors! And more than that... ok, much more than that... God's traveling mercies.

So in case you couldn't tell, in my last several posts I've been attempting to make up for my lack of picture-taking at The Ponds during previous visits. There is so much to do and see, especially when the weather is gorgeous, as it was last week--very un-August-like. This year our kids really came into their own there. They were finally able to enjoy the freedom and all the activities that the property and the super-wonderful grandparents provide, and that was such fun to see. I really wanted to get pictures of everything so that the kids' memories will be well preserved.

But there's another reason we all love The Ponds, and that is its proximity to Mackinac Island. Last year I wrote a looooong post about our family's first trip there. Of course, I left my camera in the car and was unable to include a single picture. So this year I tried to make up for that too.

Our day at the island was much windier and cooler than on our first visit. The scenery, while less serene than last year, was equally stunning--possibly even more so, with the scudding clouds and the colors changing dramatically in the light and shade. We had a grand time biking and made many stops to climb, wade, and throw rocks. I'll let the pictures do the talking now...






(Yeesh, camera strap. Sorry.)









More to come...

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