Saturday, January 31, 2009

January 31, 2009 Grand Blanc, MI

We have had a thief in our bird feeder. Finally caught her in the act today. You folks thought that it was easy living here, didn't you? Can't even trust that one's bird feeder could stay safe. We at least have photographic proof to show to the authorities now, eh? When we are not traveling, there is no better place to be than here!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

January 28, 2009 Frankenmuth, MI

We took a very cold but sunny day and drove to Frankenmuth to see the ice and snow sculptures that were made last week at Snowfest. It has been cold enough that we believed that they would still all be standing - and they were. Thinking of our beloved Disney World and Orlando, we were pleased to see a snow sculpture of a palm tree. The creations were great and made for a very pleasant afternoon.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

January 18, 2009 Grand Blanc to Manistee and Chubby Checker

WOW!!! What a day! We left home this morning after a couple of weeks of sub zero temperatures and much snow. It snowed heavy yesterday again and the roads were snow and ice covered all over. We were heading for Manistee to see Chubby Checker perform at the Little River Indian Casino tonight. The sun came out halfway through our trip, stopping the falling snow, but the temperatures stayed at about 13 through the afternoon. The ice pack is quite a way out into Lake Michigan, as is seen in the photo. The one lonely, cold gull in the pic is all that would dare be out along the beach. Chubby is only one year younger than I am but seems to have so much energy. Besides putting on a very entertaining show, he took Carol and me back to the 1950s and 60s for an hour and a half singing, not only his songs, but also songs of other singers of our era. Thank you, Chubby Checker, for the great memories. I even went onto the stage and was allowed to Twist with Chubby. I am in the center with the dark sweater. After the show, he came out into the lobby and signed autographs. Carol is standing near him in one photo. The day started out with horrible weather, the drive was long and tiring, and it all ended on a song - All in all, a wonderful day. We are so blessed!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

January 10, 2009 Grand Blanc, MI "Let's do the twist!"

Next weekend we are going to Manistee, MI, the Little River Indian Casino, and seeing Chubby Checker. The show is Sunday night and we are staying at the Casino hotel Sunday and Monday nights. We have had a lot of snow (it is still snowing at this time) with more on the way. We are also looking forward to two Alberta Clippers bringing ultra cold weather this next week. ORLANDO, WE MISS YOU! It also looks like we will not be heading to Florida this winter. We are now into planning our spring trip to Mt. Rushmore and area and also to Casper, WY to see my son. There is always the possibility that we may sneak a quick trip to Orlando so that I can work one shift and be able to keep my Disney benefits for another year but who knows? Our thoughts now are into going to Manistee and seeing how Carol's knee will hold up doing the Twist (NOT).