Well, we finally made it to the National Cherry Festival. The day was beautiful, the setting lovely, but we were just a tad bit disappointed by the Festival. It seems we did indeed pick the one day that had about nothing going on for activities. We taste tested all things cherry (from jam to salsa), watched a fun Lumberjack show, and chose not to hang around for the pie eating and pit spitting contest that was scheduled for two hours later in the afternoon. There really were lots of fun things happening during the Festival – we just happened to come on a “quiet” afternoon. Oh well, we can’t make it to every fun event on the calendar.
But Saturday was a different story. Saturday we enjoyed a picture perfect day at Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan. My-oh-My – what a beautiful spot! There are these huge sand dunes (many of which you can climb) and beautiful lakes. We took a long walk through the dunes (boy, are we out of shape!), and just enjoyed the scenic drive through some of this beautiful countryside. And we ended the day with a piece of cherry pie (with black cherry ice cream) at the Cherry Hut – a local legend in Cherrydom. Yummmmm.
Well, actually we ended the day by playing a couple rounds of Pegs and Jokers with our SOWER friends.
Sunday we worshiped with our friends, ate a meal together at a local restaurant and then enjoyed a quiet afternoon in our air conditioned home. Since it was over 90 outside, that was a very good plan.
All in all – a lovely weekend in a lovely area. Good friends, good food, beautiful sights – all reminders of God’s wonderful blessings to us!
When I get to a fast connection I’ll get some pictures posted. Promise!