|Beach volleyball with another family staying at the Beach Hauz Resort|
|Micah and Scott: Acrobats or Clowns?|
No surprise that for Genne', Traverse City meant a visit to the Grand Traverse Pie Company.
Not sure if Genne' was surprised by driving through the "Tunnel of Trees" . . .
. . . and on to Mackinac Bridge.
Next stop: The world famous Mystery Spot just over the bridge in the U.P.
|Notice how everyone seems to be leaning back. We were a pretty laid back group.|
On the way to Grampa's Cabin we paused to let the young folks hike below the Cut River bridge to where the river empties into Lake Michigan.
|Micah, Scott, Reilly, Genne' and Beth. Not sure what Micah is attempting.|
Our arrival meant, of course, some pasties - a U.P. delicacy - provided by Emilia, and some crayfish that Micah and Reilly caught in the Menominee River just out the back door.
|Scott hauled his side-by-side all he way up here so he could take his sister for a fast ride through the woods, and an equally fast and thoroughly enjoyed ride with Kim.|
Before leaving we all had breakfast in the Farm House Restaurant in Stevenson, a place that Scott and Micah frequent when they are hunting from Grampa's Cabin.
Scott felt comfortable enough there to get up and serve coffee refills to everyone in the restaurant.
|The Family - looking smiling and energetic. This was taken before spending 6 hours paddling on Lake Superior.|
|Two people who don't realize how old they are. Scott was worried that he would have to take care of these old fogies on a 6-hour trip, but we kicked their butts!|
|Scott and Micah caught this fish.|
|Lake Superior was clear and unbelievably warm.|
|Bro' and Sis'|
|Pocahontas - or is it Princess Kayaki?|
A realtor showing us property near Traverse City told the group to have fun sleeping in a yurt – another secret up in smoke. By the way, if you'd like a smile phone Uncle Ducky's Outdoor Adventures and hope you get the answering machine for a sample of the Yooper accent. (Note to our non-Michigan readers: People living in Michigan's U.P. are called "Yoopers." Those living below the bridge are "trolls.")
|Keep walking past these tents . . .|
|. . . and you get to our yurt.|
|Not surprisingly, we all slept pretty well.|
As it turned out, I did the best job of keeping the details of the adventure a secret from Genne', mainly because of my ability to forget details.