Jim wanted to stop at Starbuck's, so I went to the Legoland Discovery Center. This giraffe is made out of Legos! We stopped at Ikea for a couple of hours, ate lunch at Famous Dave's and drove home. Nate picked up Coco and brought him home so he didn't have to stay another night at the kennel. It sure is good to be back home.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
We left at 7:15 this morning in a horse drawn carriage headed for the ferry dock. This early in the morning there isn't much traffic on the main street. The ferry takes about 17 minutes to go from Mackinac Island to Mackinaw City. And of course, we have to cross the suspension bridge...oh boy!
We rented bikes from our hotel and rode the 8 miles around Mackinac Island. It is a paved road. We stopped several times to take pictures of the island and lake. It was about 75 degrees. We also rode to the Grand Hotel and ate lunch there. We returned our bikes and walked up in the tower to view the island. We ate dinner at Mary's Bistro downtown after we played mini golf on the course with Executive greens.
We took the ferry to Mackinac Island. There are NO cars on the island. We rode a horse drawn carriage around the island and learned about the history of the island. We had a great dinner at Millie's on Main and decided to rent bikes for tomorrow.
We left this morning to drive to Grand Rapids, Michigan. We are going to Mackinac Island for a couple of days. But first we had to stop at Verizon, because Jim's phone wasn't working. It froze last night when he was trying to charge it. Thank goodness, it just needed to be reset. This was my dinner tonight!
Friday, July 13, 2012
I started taking the Body Pump class a couple of weeks ago. I try to go at least twice a week. I don't lift very much weight right now. I hope to add weight as time goes on. I need to tone some muscles since I have lost some weight. This class is a lot more fun than lifting weights alone!
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Happy 4th of July! We didn't go to the fireworks tonight. The temp has been at least 100 degrees for several days. We watched the fireworks in New York on TV. Elaine sent me this picture of the fireworks in the park tonight. Thanks!
Last night when I got home from my card swap, Jim told he about the mole hole. This mound of dirt was made by a mole on sunday. On Monday morning, the hole was there. Jim lit a smoke bomb and shoved it down in the hole, monday night. This mole has been tunneling all over our yard!
Cindy and I went to Scrapadoodle for the final Copic marker class in the series of 6. We made these two cards. It is hard to see in the photo, but the poinsetta has a layer of velumn. I am happy I took all 6 classes. I need to spend more time coloring with the markers.
Peyton and I went to Lakeview Museum to see the Knex display. We walked around and watched each of the different carnival themed displays. At the end of the exhibit, there is an area where you can build with the Knex blocks/bricks. The kids can play and if you would like to purchase their creation, you are charged by the ounce. Peyton wanted to make a helicopter. I helped him build it. We used one pound of Knex. Cost me $12.