It’s been a grand day! Begging off from work is not something I make a habit of doing, but it was one of my wiser moves for the week. Ted, Blake and I enjoyed spending the whole day outside together!
Even though we got a late start – leaving the condo around 11 – we made the most of every minute after that. A brief stop downtown at the bank and the post office, then we headed east around the island. We only made to the Bistro on the Green at Mission Point Resort before we decided we might as well have lunch – we needed nourishment for what was ahead!
You’ll notice we’re “layered” today. It was 49 in the Village this morning, and the winds were kicking up pretty good.
Irene – I put this in just for you because I haven’t gotten your Mystery Spot prize in the mail yet. I thought you’d forgive me if you got a new pic of Small Point Inn.
Blake, riding around in the field across from Small Point Inn.
Arch Rock. Ted and I both snapped photos, but I liked this one of Ted’s the best.
This is one of the cliffs just past Robinson’s Folly. I mostly took it to contrast against that blue Michigan sky!
The lavender flowers seemed to tinge the sky and water lavender also. Am I the only one who can see that?
Ted took this one of Blake and I coming around a curve. He surprised me!
I’ve always loved how the trees form an arch at this particular spot in the road.
Almost-gone Black-Eyed Susans – along the road. Today we felt the first nip of Fall in the air.
We turned off the highway at British Landing and stopped at Friendship Altar because Blake had never been there.
At the bottom of the steps to the Lookout Tower at Friendship Altar.
Ted and Blake checking out the view.
We stopped in at the Community Stable (another new spot for Blake), then rode home. The guys took naps, and I wrote this much of the blog so I wouldn’t have so much to do tonight. We’re going downtown for dinner. See you back here later.
9:32 p.m. Back at the laptop. Dinner in the dining room at the Chippewa was awesome – Blake and I had fish, and Ted – of course – had a steak.
There just isn’t a bad seat in the house at the Chippewa!
We picked up some candy at Joann’s Fudge, then boarded a taxi home. The driver made a stop “around back” at the Grand to have a guest’s luggage removed, and while that was happening, I hopped off and ran around to the front. Beautiful sunset tonight, and the Grand is always dressed for dinner.
I just can’t believe I’ll be driving Blake to the airport on Tuesday. These seven days have gone by way too fast, but what an awesome week it has been!
P.S. Please send healing prayers up for my good friend Jill. She has bronchitis and really feels bad. She got some meds from Medical Center today, but they will take a while to work. Love you, Jill – get better fast!