Cyrus gave Grandma with a book for her birthday that he's been writing and illustrating for months. We were impressed with his literary and artistic endeavor, not to mention that he kept his project a secret!
It's the busy season for market. Early Saturday morning, Libby, Dad and I set up our stall. We put out the corn we picked on Friday night. Then Dad and Libby went back to the farm to pick more fresh corn to sell. Later, Brian dropped Naomi off to help for a bit, and then Betsy and her crew arrived in time to help Dad and Libby ferrying in a pick-up truck load of corn. Then Betsy took Naomi and the youngest children home, but Abel got to stay and help until the end of market.
Mosquito Falls, in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, was the last waterfall I visited on my recent UP adventure. Despite the name, I only encountered one mosquito on the trek, though I sloshed through quite a bit of mud.
Visiting Tahquamenon Falls to try out the new pedestrian bridge was on my list of places I wanted to visit in the UP. The bridge, which was installed in 2022, provides access to the 5-mile island at the lower falls. The views of the falls and the rapids around the perimeter of the island did not disappoint.
Point Iroquois continues to be one of my favorite lighthouse spots. I first fell in love with the area when we visited in the spring of 2022. Then, in March, we caught the end of winter before the first freighters came through the Soo locks and broke up the bay. Last Friday evening I had the privilege of visiting in the summer.
Last weekend David, Brian, Amanda, and I spent a couple of days at an off-grid cabin in Paradise, Michigan. On Saturday, we set off on four-wheelers and the side-by-side to traverse the peninsula to Crisp Point.