Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Labor Day Weekend

We spent Labor Day weekend up at the cabin. We had vacationed there in July, when it was cold and rainy. When we returned in September, it was bright and sunny and the water was 70 degrees! Weird!

Day 1:

Mark kept throwing a ball far into the bay for Lexi to chase, and then another ball near to the shore for Lucy, who doesn't like going into the water if she can't touch the bottom (she usually just jumps from rock to rock). Most of the time she did not feel that the ball was well-placed enough for her preferences, and would just stand on a rock, staring alternately between the ball and us, as if to say, "You'll have to do better than that."

...and she would do that until Lexi, having fetched her own ball out in the bay, swam back to snatch Lucy's ball, too. Of course, no water is deep enough to keep Lucy from besting Lexi.


O played with Grandma:

and read with Nana:


I took photos of pretty things. Surprised?



That night JB, Grandpa, Mark, Marty Feldhake and I went salmon fishing. Well, I did not fish; I was the staff photographer. No fish were injured in the making of this trip, much probably to PETA's pleasure, but our dismay.

Grandpa and Mark fished from Pooh Bear. The lake was smooth as glass!


JB and I took to the waters in Marty's boat.



Us girls also went shopping in Detour, where Olivia wowed the shoppers and shopkeeper with her love of jewelry. Marian would put a bracelet on Olivia's wrist and Olivia would hold out her arm to admire it. She's a girl through and through!

We also stopped at my favorite jeweler's: Dave's Up North. He seems to have erratic hours, so it was a treat to see him open. Oh, the treasures! There were 3 pendants that I loved, totaling $375. That's affordable, right? :)

All in all, it was a fun first day!

5 comments:

Michigan Girl said...

April,

Glad you had a great time up north. Seriously girl, you should try to publish a book of all your photos of "pretty things." They are always fabulous and would make a great coffee table book if you added some text!

Heather

Anonymous said...

Cool, sounds like fun!

But I am wondering...what about the count down from the July trip? That wasn't finished yet was it? Did I miss one?

-JEss

rlbreflections said...

Beautiful pictures and wonderful memories, April. I especially love the picture of Olivia looking back at Rusty as if to say, "WOW! You're really good at this book reading, great grandma." HA!

rlbreflections said...

Beautiful pictures and wonderful memories, April. I especially love the picture of Olivia looking back at Rusty as if to say, "WOW! You're really good at this book reading, great grandma." HA!

dave and sarah o said...

Love the pictures and the stories too!