Tuesday, May 31, 2016

2 day pass

i have to say we inaugurated summer in style this weekend.
mother nature even accepted the invitation, and anyone familiar with these parts knows that's often not the case.
storms friday evening delayed ted's baseball game, but it was absolutely perfect for both his games saturday the second of which was a comeback battle i'm sorry to have missed.
lily and i had to care for a sick peanut and then prepare for a quick getaway to windmill beach.
we enjoyed so much sun sunday and monday that we are all glowing (and in need of aloe).
we spent 24 hours on the lake michigan shore at my brother and sister-in-law's beautiful new cottage.
how is it that by going 30 miles north, one can feel so remote and disconnected from world worries? relaxed, recharged and refreshed too.
well, one way is 50 some degree water, which never got above my knees.
the only family member that got in the water faster than lily was bodi, and he's a lab.
and yet she spent the most hours submerged.
saturday gloaming we sat on the beach and watched the lake take on the colors of the sky: so many shades of blue beautiful beyond description, then pink, periwinkle, lavender and lapis as the sun sunk in the west signaling the end of day.
we feasted on my dad's carolina bbq and then my s'more cupcakes for dessert.
i woke up just after sunrise monday morning lured by the smell of coffee and another beautiful day.
i took my book to the beach where i found my dad sound asleep.
he was up for sunrise.
the rest of the house gradually greeted the day and it went like this:
walks on the beach, walks of death into the lake, fishing, frogging, footballing, cribbage and backgammon, hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill and then before we knew it, it was 6 o'clock and almost time for another gloaming.
we came home sandy, sun kissed and ready for bed.
also ready for summer.

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