My handsome husband flew away on a jet plane again. He is hanging out two hours north of Fort Mac in Alberta. I understand it’s quite cold up there, and there are a lot of bugs. His first winter there he actually got stuck in a snow drift. I’m pretty sure that mental image will always make me laugh 🙂
When he was home on his last turn around we had a couple of agility trials to attend, friends to visit, and sights to see. The dogs did fabulous at the trials, we are showing in AKC right now – Maya moved up into excellent standard (exciting, trust me!), and Cash (as in Johnny) made it into open all around. He is a very exciting, crazy fast little guy…can’t wait to see what the future will hold for us!
I believe I left off in a previous blog with us at the agility trial in Midland, MI – parked in a driveway with a view & enjoying great company? When the trial was done, Bryan and I hit the road and headed north to Burt Lake State Park as a stopover on our way to visit friends outside of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. It rained, and rained and rained….but the park looks like a lovely spot to come back to!
We woke up early the next morning and continued our trek North. If you haven’t been to St.Josephs island in Ontario – you really should add it to the bucket list. It is a gorgeous area of our country…a little slice of heaven. Bryan and I spent the night there visiting with some good friends and having far too many laughs 🙂
One of the things I had been most excited about was seeing the International Dark Sky park in northern michigan. Luckily for us the weather cleared up, and we were able to see the stars. We camped right on the shore of Lake Michigan in the Wilderness State Park. There was almost no one there, and it was truly magical. The dogs romped & enjoyed the beach (not a dog free zone in the fall!), and Bryan and I had some time to relax. The weather was perfect, and the northern lights made an appearance on our first night!
There were actually three other Airstreams in the park as well….we’ve not been Airstreamers long – but they are quite a friendly bunch! We spent an evening with Tim & Linda who were wealths of knowledge and very interesting folk. Their airstream was a much older model, but a thing of beauty. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything so shiny!
Our adventure concluded at the Seven Lakes state park outside of Holly, Michigan. I had one more dog trial to attend, and this park was quite close to our show site. The dogs did great, and I had some very good times with friends. We went out for homemade ice cream in Fenton at “Uncle Ray’s” – sinfully delicious…and a yummy supper at a Mexican restaurant where my husband ordered the HUGE “wet burrito”. This unfortunately for his digestive system had been a trend over the course of our trip…and yes he did eat the whole thing!
Two weeks can fly by in the blink of an eye can’t it? Now the fun of trying to decide where to go next! Any suggestions?