Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Mackinac Moment: Off to the Park


Despite the fact that we woke up to snow this morning, we won't be having any more days like these. At least we hope not... 

Monday, April 20, 2015

On the Boat


I came home to boats a couple of weeks ago, but I hadn't gone across until just a few days ago. It's so nice to have boats...

There's still quite a bit if ice in the straits. Some days the boats have to go around the back side of the island, but they are usually able to make it through. Although, on Friday morning the first boat coming over from St. Ignace actually got bogged down in the ice and had to turn around and head back to the mainland.

They made it over eventually,  but it did throw off the schedules of a few folks. Thankfully, rumor has it that both Star Line and Shepler's are planning to start tomorrow - Shepler's from Mackinaw City! 


Friday, April 17, 2015

Growing...


We've been growing rock candy on the kitchen window sill for over a month now and some of the crystals are getting quite big. The kids can't wait to dig into them. Nothing like a snack of pure sugar!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Boats!


As I flew home on Monday morning (after an amazing weekend with some of the most wonderful women I know) I saw a glorious thing. Can you see it? It's pretty tiny, but it's there.


The Arnold Line boat managed to get through the ice in St. Ignace harbor and was making its way across the straits to the island. The best part is, as of yesterday, they are running a limited spring schedule. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

I'm Moving to Australia


Today didn't get much better. While I was teaching math this afternoon I noticed the sapphire from a ring my husband gave me was missing. So far, it has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week. 


Given that tomorrow is Friday the 13th, I may not get out of bed...

And I'm not really moving to Australia. The past few days have just reminded me of one of my favorite childhood books.