Did everyone have an enjoyable Mother’s Day? Did you do anything special? Were you treated any differently from what you were on, oh, let’s say Saturday?
Our day started out like most of our other days since we’ve been home..work, work, work. I can’t even remember what we DID do Sunday morning, but Sunday afternoon, Dan surprised me by putting the loader in the barn and shutting the overhead door. Then he surprised me by telling me to get out of the shop, we were going for a ride.
I’d wanted to go to Lake Superior and had hoped we’d get in a trip to Crisp Point before we opened for the season. We didn’t make that trip, but we did take the “back way” to Grand Marais. And along the way, we stopped at Lake Superior.
Neither one of us had been that way in a LONG time so everything looked a lot different than we remembered it. Lake Superior was still just as wonderful as it always is!
Once we got into Grand Marais, Dan surprised me further by heading for Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. It was such a beautiful day to view Lake Superior and all of the wonderful shoreline.
We stopped at Au Sable Falls and took the 169 steps to the bottom. We didn’t continue on the board walk to Lake Superior. I continue to have problems with my back and my knee since putting the picnic tables down the other day, so I was worried that I’d have a hard time making the 169 steps back UP.
When we got back to the intersection of M-28 and M-123 we went into the BP station and treated ourselves to some ice cream. I figured after all the walking, climbing and stepping we did, it wouldn’t hurt too badly. (BTW, I managed to lose another 3 pounds since last week!!! A total of 22 pounds!) I got a little “tub” of Snickers ice cream and Dan got the Milky Way. We brought them home to enjoy later that evening.
So, anyway, here are a few shots of my Mother’s Day adventure.
|NO one goes to Lake Superior without looking at rocks!|
|Au Sable lighthouse as seen from a distance. I don't think we could have walked the 3 miles to get to it! And it was getting late in the day.|
|The beautiful dunes and log slide (which you can't see from this shot!) Superior's colors Sunday were amazing!|
|I was trying to get Dan to behave so I could get a photo of us, but as he was whispering sweet nothings in my ear, I couldn't help but hit the shutter button. So this is what we look like on a GOOD day! You should see us at our worst!|