Friday, September 26, 2014


Who: Rob & I
What: Walkin in the corn
Where: Greentown, Indiana
Captured: Canon Powershot

So, this past time we went to Indiana to visit Rob's mom we couldn't help but stop & snap a few in front of all the corn. I mean, it is everywhere. Not an uncommon site around where we live, but certainly not quite as plentiful. And look how tall it is!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Who: Rob & I
What: Playing in our favorite park of all time
Where: Long Lake Park, Sparta, Michigan
Captured: Canon EOS50

Friday, September 19, 2014


Who: Rob & I
What: Dog walking around our neighborhood
Where: Rockford, Michigan
Captured: Canon Powershot

While Rob & I look for houses I have started to realize that we will likely be leaving our neighborhood here in Rockford. This is a bit bittersweet, as I am completely ready to start our journey in a place we own completely (anyone else a bit tired of renting?? I am with you!). But I know for a fact that I will miss this little town. So many great things in walking distance, like restaurants, bowling ally, library, damn, walking trails, dog park, and so on. But I am happy we are able to take advantage of all these things while we are still here!

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Who: Rob & I along with Jamie
What: A little last minute exploring of the island before we had to leave
Where: Beaver Island, Michigan
Captured: Canon Powershot

We found Feodor Protar's grave, although really this spot only marks his place of death (after a train derailment), his body was transported to Grand Rapids for burial. Protar was a recluse who came to the island to undertake a spiritual quest. He lived in a cabin on old Slopetown Road & provided medical services to those who couldn't afford, or get to the doctor in St James.

We found the site of The Stone Circle too! Archeologists currently debate the history & significance of these stones. The site was massive, but very difficult to see due to all the growth around the rocks.

The views here are obviously incredible ^^. I wish we could have stayed longer.

This sign ^^ was very misleading. There was no beer to be found anywhere around...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

7.4.14.Part IV

Who: Rob & I along with Jamie & Chelsi (& their family!)
What: Exploring Beaver Island Head Light
Where: Beaver Island, Michigan
Captured: Canon Powershot

So as our journey around the island continued I made it known that my only desire was to see the Beaver Island Head Light. It is of course on the opposite end of the island as the Harbor Light and everything else it seems. If you have been following along for a while you might know that Rob & I have already seen this light. We were here four years ago for Chelsi & Jamie's wedding! Rob & I rented a teal GeoTracker from in town (they had every color of the rainbow to choose from) after we got off the boat & took a tour of the island.

Of course we climbed the tower again, I mean, why not??

Still decked out in our fourth of July gear ^^ haha!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

7.4.14.Part III

Who: Rob & I along with Jamie & Chelsi (& their family!)
What: Boodlin
Where: Beaver Island, Michigan
Captured: Canon Powershot (thank goodness for this little camera, it has saved my life so many times when I have either forgotten/chosen not to bring along my other camera, or of course when I let the battery die & forget my charger, oops!)

We did a tour of the island all packed in a van. It was an awesome way to spend the day. 

We saw the big rock again ^^ 
And the big tree ^^ to cap it all off.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

7.4.14.Part II

Who: Rob & I along with our friends Jamie & Chelsi (& their family!)
What: Re-starting our day after a quick nap (I mean, we were up pretty early to see the lighthouse & we had a feeling it might be a long day)
Where: Beaver Island, Michigan
Captured: Canon EOS50 & Powershot (as I have stated again & again, it just wouldn't be a true vacation if our battery didn't die & I didn't bring the charger, haha!)

I opted out of the bike ride ^^ so I could chill a bit with Chelsi & Micah (and I mean, really also so I could you know, relax, on vacation haha)!

Next we rode downtown for the parade! This thing was awesome, & I am hoping we can be in it next year. It sounds like the rules for entry are pretty loose & how much fun would that be! I haven't been in a parade since high school!

Oh hey Whiskey Point! ^^

We had perfect weather for the parade (which is amazing, because it rained all day the day after). And look, planes! ^^

A billion thanks to these two awesome people ^^ for hosting us. We had such a blast!

There was a full band playing on this float ^^ and obviously I was loving it.