We went to Grayling today just to see what was there. It is a small town but abuts a National Guard training base that has been around for a very long time. We used to see convoys of National Guard driving north and south, from and to this base, for their annul two weeks of active duty. They were once called "Weekend Warriors." No longer is that a proper label. We salute you, the brave men and women, who are here either having just come home from or preparing to go to or return to the Middle East. We also thank you for helping us to be free and safe.
On the way from West Branch, we saw about a dozen buzzards along I-75, near the highway. By the time we were able to turn around and return to photograph them many were flying away, leaving two. The others flew overhead waiting for us to leave. Having trouble with placing photos on the blog and so, either they will be on here with this one or we will play catch-up when we get to a stronger signal area.
Tonight we saw several dozen deer in fields near here. A local farmer said that he has seen 200-300 in a night upon occasion. We will try again tomorrow night only later and let you know our count.