4th of July in Marquette, MI
And yes, this is what the Kid Rock song is all about ....
In addition, I usually like to spend some time in nature, and what I call "Serene Point", which is the spot in which I decided that my life had to have different priorities, with exercise, nutritional, ecological consciousness, and my inner Martha Stewart / Deepak Chopra. If you've read the blog, no doubt you know about Serene Point. Anyhoo ... THIS year the heat brought flies. A lot of flies. A lot of BITING flies. So while I tried to go do my meditation, apparently mother nature said, "Not this year, baby."
Walking around at the annual Washington Street parade - Lots of work go into these floats! And you won't get arrested for carrying around beers! (the police, I'm sure, would tell you differently)
Seabrook's vintage scooter came in really handy on a very busy weekend - not a lot of parking spots - notice the hog / pig on the front fender. I'm not sure when the curly tail got broken off.
You can't go to Marquette and NOT get Frosty Treats. Think of it as a classy Dairy Queen. Ice cream with pizazz!
Beer sampler at The Vierling - also a necessary stop in Marquette. The blueberry beer is the best you'll ever taste!
We also had a lot of great food - this is the family at The Portside. Lots of great food, but you have to try the breadsticks and the round ones!
Climbing sugarloaf mountain - oh no, we don't take the trail! We scale rocks, jump gorges, walk balance beam fallen trees, rock climb, not knowing where on the mountain we're going to end up. We eventually got to the top in record time. So much fun!
Off-Roading on the way home to avoid traffic is fun, but scary when we are in the middle of the woods, our GPS doesnt know where we are, and Sea says "We can make it through that mud puddle." And it turns out that its a small mud LAKE, and we almost DIDN'T make it through. Poor little Ford Edge did a lot of work that day!
Not pictured: Going way out of our way to buy a lot of huge fireworks, 4th of July parade, Fireworks at the lower harbor, International food fest (seriously - they have chinese food and everything!), Bike bus pub crawl (that was hard work!), and time at the 2 other brewpubs in town (yes, there are 3 within a mile).
What a great way to spend a week!
Peace. Love. Serene.