Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Just about Perfect Weekend!!

         We have an "Up North Place" here in Michigan. 
   And we go just about every weekend. This time of year is deer hunting, so if "we" (DIL's & I )  want to spend time with our hubby's, we all go. 
    A Perfect Friday would include a ride up, hitting every Thrift Store along the way. And I wish that you could have been along for the ride.... The color here in MI. is SOOooo beautiful right now. 
  This is in the parking lot of the little grocery store I stopped at on the way .
                  Getting close..... 
   Did you know???  The more red the leaves, the more sugar in the sap...
                    (Husband & sons do Maple Syrup also )
                  Part of my drive ......

Seriously?  Who but God could have thought of/created those colors?
                   Then on Saturday afternoon 2 of my DIL'S & I took a drive to the little up north Michigan town of Onekama.... wine tasting our way there
                                                       The Winery on the way
                                                      Lake Michigan from Winery

 Then...don't know why, but I have no pics of the town that was having an Oktoberfest  ?????  But we did a little wine tasting there also...                
                  (I didn't do much... designated driver...... but that may explain no pics :)    75 & sunny, little art in the park, in a park on the lake.....    
          a little shopping, beautiful day, beautiful color all around
          Sunday afternoon included a little river fishing.....
                            A little lunch at the river ........ 
    And then as the guys took back to the tree stands we did a little more picture taking..........    (view from our bedroom window )
                              Underneath an old railroad bridge
               Then Carrie snapped a pic of Chuck & myself...
       (I never share pics of me...... this will be it... squinting & all :)
The only thing that would have made this weekend more perfect, was had our youngest son & wife been there....

 they live in Colorado, moved there to do a Church Plant.... BUT...... we are leaving in just 1 more day to visit.....

.........just a little of our life........

             Linking this up to Simple Pleasures @ A little of this and that                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


  1. This is beautiful Kathy! I just did a post about our mini-vacation up north. Lovely pictures. We have a cottage at Higgins Lake. Are you near Traverse City?

  2. Kathy, beautiful photos!! I have to admit, I am a bit jealous you getting to travel to Colorado!! Have a safe trip and enjoy the mountains!! Thanks for stopping by today, I will be thinking of you while you are in the place my heart longs to be!!!

  3. Hi Kathy...
    Watch the mailbox...I sent it out today...
    Maybe you'll already be gone to see your son and his wife.
    Have a great visit!
    Loved your photos of our Michigan and yourselves!!!
    Fall Happiness to you and your family ,
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  4. Kathy, loved the tour. Beautiful pics of awesome foliage. We haven't seen any color change here. We don't get a lot, mostly pines and palms. Dogwoods and a few others, not much. I will imagine that I am in Michigan.

  5. I agree....Autumn in northern Michigan is the BEST!!!
    You got some wonderful shots of the gorgeous colors.
    Sounds like you had a great weekend.

  6. Beautiful shots of autumn...I love all that color. Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

  7. Oh my goodness the pics were just beautiful and it sure looks like you all had such a blessed time of fellowship together..The colours are just so beautiful during Fall, aren't they?enjoy your visit with your youngest...

  8. Oh my...what beautiful colors...and photos.
    So glad ya'll had such fun.

  9. So glad that you had a nice time in Colorado! What fun to be here on the half off G-Dub day!! I told you the thrifting was great!! :)

  10. These are gorgeous, Kathy! I love the one of the railroad bridge. Being a hunting widow has its advantages, doesn't it?!

  11. Just back to say G'morning! :)

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