Cathie and Charlie (C & C) brought the sunshine with them today, arriving on the 12:30 ferry after a morning of showers on the island. Ted rode over to meet them in Mackinac City, they rode the ferry back together, then Ted rode his bike home while C & C packed all their things into a taxi and took the easy way up.
After some lunch, Cathie and I walked downtown and spent an hour or two browsing, ending up at the bookstore. As soon as we walked in, Jill said, “We just looked at the weather radar, and there’s a bad storm coming in. You might want to get a taxi and get home fast.” I called for a taxi, and it came in five minutes. We hadn’t even gotten to Cadotte when the downpour started, with thunder and lightning so sharp I just knew the horses were going to spook. They didn’t though, and we got home a little damp from the rain blowing into the taxi, but not nearly as wet as we would have been walking home.
After dinner Cathie and I walked down to the horse corral just as the sun was going down. Bear needed to play ball and run off some energy, and the sky looked like it was going to put on quite a show. It didn’t disappoint.
Everyone has gone to bed now, as I sit down to write this. It’s always such fun to have company, and we have lots of plans for the week – including a trip off island to somewhere up on Lake Superior. Stay tuned for new adventures!
Jill sent me these pics today from my birthday, when she, Jeanine and Siena walked up the hill and surprised me. They came in the backdoor and walked up the stairs singing “Happy Birthday to You”. Such fun!