Today Ted and I met Barb Metting, a blog fan from downstate, at the Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan Locks. We will never forget the adventure we had, and in a few days I’ll try to get it all down in a blog post – or probably two blog posts. It will take a while to put together the pictures and words for two reasons. One, I want to do justice to the story. And two, I’m writing about a U.S. Government facility, and certain permissions must be given. The behind-the scenes tour of the Soo Locks we were on today was a very rare one, and we were given access to places very few people have seen – except for the Lock employees. I have to make sure what I write and show is approved. So please be patient – I can’t wait to share it with you!
We didn’t get home until almost 9:30, and after I grab a little something for supper, I’m headed to bed. Before I do though, I wanted to post the three photos below before they get lost in the shuffle of a very busy week.
Blog reader Melody James and her family stopped in to visit while I was working at the Stuart House on Monday. From Zeeland, Michigan, Melody was with husband Jamie and their two boys, Evan and Nate.
Two more visitors on Monday were Bud and Hilde DaVanon from Minooka, Illinois. Hilde has been a blog fan practically from day one, and she comments every day. If I had to name the top three Mackinac Island fans I know, they would be Hilde & Bud (count them as one), Mike Forrester, and me!
Ted and I placed flowers in the Little Stone Church for this past Sunday's service in memory of our parents. I didn't get to see the arrangement Patty at Weber's Florist designed until we walked into church, and when I saw the sunflowers, I burst into a huge smile. They just looked so happy and so Southern! I know our moms and dads would have loved them.
A TEASER FOR THE SOO LOCKS STORY
This 1.000-foot freighter has been raised from the level of Lake Huron to the level of Lake Superior and is about to throw off the mooring ropes and pass the rest of the way out of the Locks. There is approximately 6" of room on either side of this huge ship from the sides of the canal.
See you tomorrow with the story of the Pow Wow in St. Ignace!