It’s been the usual busy week before we leave for Michigan. With Ted working three days, I had lots of uninterrupted time to pack and repack, and I think Ted is pretty excited right now that he’ll be able to put stuff in the truck tonight instead of early in the morning. First time that’s happened!
The plan is to leave around 6 a.m. which means I’ll set the alarm clock for 4:30. Gotta have some coffee to start the day – something it sounds like I’ll need plenty of on Sunday when we arrive. The high on Mackinac for Sunday is forecast at 42, with a low of 34 and a chance of snow showers. Hmmm . . . we left Michigan during the first snow of winter; maybe we’ll be returning the day of the last snow of winter.
I’ll try to post from the road tomorrow. Since I have an iPhone now, I’ll probably drive everyone crazy on Facebook “checking in” all day. Don’t know where we’ll spend the night. Ted says we might not stay in Whitmore Lake this year, so I’ll let you know where we end up!
Safe travel prayers are always appreciated.
Happy Mother’s Day wishes this weekend to all you ladies who have known the joy of bringing life into the world or who have opened your heart and arms to an adopted child.
The bags are packed, the truck is loaded, the mail is forwarded, and we’ve said our farewells to friends and family. On Saturday morning we’ll pile into the truck, point the front end north, and never deviate from that direction until we pull into the Shepler’s Ferry parking lot. If our condo sells this summer, we will be home earlier than usual, but whether that happens this year or in some year in the future, I’ve already settled on one truth. When the leaves are budding and the grass begins to turn green here in the south, my heart will forever turn toward Mackinac. Each spring the Island will call, and each spring, good Lord willing, we will be headed north.