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!

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