Saturday, July 30, 2011


Back in Indiana and it is hot and humid.  We are in a campground near Noblesville.  My great niece is being baptised tomorrow and we are attending.  The baptism will be at a church in Indy and several members of my family will be there. It will be good to see everybody.

Friday was our last full day in Michigan and we tubed down the Muskegon in Big Rapids.  The water was cold when we first started but it soon felt very cool and refreshing.  We were on the river for about an hour and we traveled about a mile.  The river dropped 18ft in that mile so we had many rapids to go though and it was great fun.  I highly recommend it!

Thursday, July 28, 2011


Well, we are in Michigan, near Big Rapids, which is north of Grand Rapids by about an hour.  The nights are in the  60s and the days are in the low to mid 80s.  The grass is green and the rivers and lakes are clear and cool.  Why don't I live here in the summer?

Yesterday we visited two light houses on the west coast near a town called Ludington.  I didn't realize that I had a fear of heights until I stated down for the first light house.  But I made it fine, even though Larry was laughing at me!  The first light did not include a house since it was in town and can be walked to by way of a jetty.  This one is North Breakwater Light.  The second one was located in a state park and only access by a walk of about two miles.  It is the more traditional lighthouse and is called Big Sable Point Lighthouse.

North Breakwater Light

Big Sable Point Lighthouse

Larry at North Breakwater Light

Gail outside at Big Sable Point Lighthouse!

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Nothing too exciting to report.  We are back at the house, which has still not sold.  And it is hot in southern Indiana!

Last week we did go down to Alabama to visit Larry's daughter and her family at their new house.  We did not take the fifth wheel, but stayed in the new house with them.  The house is very nice, kind of big and it is on several acres with right to a lake at one end of the property.  Zander and Larry fished off on on for the first two days we were there.  They caught 4 good size catfish and Larry showed Zander how to clean them.  We had fried catfish for lunch on Saturday!!  Lexie just turned 17 and is beautiful your women.  She had started a new job and was gone for sereval hours each day.  It was good to see them all and see their new house.  Below is a picture of Zander with the catch of one day.  Also is a picture of Lexie and her proud Grandad.

Hope to back on the road soon!  Little house big back yard!!