Thumbs up fun in the thumb

An afternoon boat ride on Lake Huron yielded no fish for dinner, but family fun nonetheless. A first pass through the Port Sanilac marina revealed to us that this is the place where everyone wants to be on a nice sunny day in August. Especially if you are a sea gull! Seriously great times! Until …… …the storm rolled in! Continue reading Thumbs up fun in the thumb

Road Trip Day 4

Left behind New Mexico today and continued our journey west on historic Route 66, aka I-40.     The welcome to Arizona sign opens up some wonderful scenery.  After all the flatlands in Oklahoma and Texas, we are really enjoying the beauty of our surroundings.    I never tire of the mountains, the red soil, the rocks, the caves and canyons in Arizona. I get a wonderful, peaceful feeling whenever I am in this state.             On the approach to Sedona, the beautiful Coconino National Forest gives way to the most stupendous of sights….        And then there’s … Continue reading Road Trip Day 4

Road Trip Day 3 aka Gettin’ kicks on Rte. 66

Lots more flat and boring driving through the rest of Oklahoma and northwest Texas.        But we persevered and finally got some wonderful scenery in New Mexico.     Route 66 does not disappoint here.  Beautiful red soil, mountains and desert like flora.            When we finally arrive in Albuquerque, we enjoy a slow vibe with a southwestern spin and lots of green chiles and sopes…until we hit Central Avenue by University of New Mexico. A hipster part of town with many restaurants, tattoo shops and neat boutiques, this is the place to be in Albuquerque.   This … Continue reading Road Trip Day 3 aka Gettin’ kicks on Rte. 66

Road Trip Day 2

Trippin’again with my baby girl on our way to Vegas.  Last stop in Tennessee is Memphis and then we reach the promised land of Arkansas.      First sight is an amazing Pentecostal Church along the I-40 corridor.  Followed by 200-300 miles of mostly flat highway.   Fear not! The wonderful rolling hills begin shortly before you leave Arkansas and enter Oklahoma.    And wonderful Oklahoma City was just such a pleasant surprise!  The Bricktown area is loaded with charm and plenty of nightlife.  We enjoyed a wonderful stroll down by the canal and a fun night out at the Bricktown Brewery.  … Continue reading Road Trip Day 2