Thursday, October 06, 2016
Took a 2-hour beach walk on Sunday. The sky got SO dark out west, over the Lake, but I never got rained on! The sea turned this amazing turquoise color and I found 30 pieces of sea glass, and many assorted shells and Indian beads. I even had a friendly stranger give me the sea glass they found along the sand! A good day of beach combing!
For the second year, Gret and I zipped up to Camp Arcadia for their annual women's retreat. WHAT a relaxing weekend!! We spend time reading, being lazy, eating phenomenal food, attending great seminars and devotions, looking for sea glass and having late night picnics on the porch till 12:30 a.m. ... one of my favorite quotes from the trip was something I said during one of these picnics when we couldn't find a knife, but Gret assured me we'd be fine with just a spoon: "You don't eat BRIE with a SPOON!!" Ha ha!! Super fun!! We're already planning to go again NEXT fall.
|acting goofy on our way up north|
|Finding sea glass. I'll never forget Gret's yelp of joy upon finding her first EVER piece!|
Kathy and I spent the day in Indiana, visiting an AWESOME garden center and eating lunch at "The Flippin' Cow" in Elkhart, IN. My burger was the "Stella Moo": a double steak burger topped with smoked brisket, smoked bacon, onion straws, pepper jack cheese and an alehouse BBQ sauce on a toasted wheat brioche bun. Ummmm....SERIOUSLY yum!!!!
|Fun decorations at the garden center|
|There were also animals ... loved this angora-ish rabbit|
|The Stella Moo!!!|
|We stopped at the store my great-grandparents used to patron for their German foods!!|
|It was like stepping back in time!!|
This day was AWESOME, because I spent 2 hours in the morning, hiking along Grand Mere with the dogs, finding over 20 pieces of sea glass. Then, after school, it was so hot out, that I took Ash and Rhy to Silver beach for ONE LAST SWIM. (Gabe had football practice...poor guy!) What a day!!