Monday, July 18, 2011

1st Day of Vacation

You know years ago when we came up north to camp it would be on the cooler side.  We  would wear long pants and sweat shirts.   Fast forward many moons......OMG  it is soooo hot and humid.

We started the morning off going for a walk.  We weren't alone.


This little guy tried to keep up....


Saw lots of wild flowers.

Now the Marquette area is know for its Iron Ore mines.  There were lots of them back in the day.  Our walk led us to an old mine.




Loved this scene made out of slabs of ore.



My lovely granddaughter Ashley....


Behind Ashley is the mine.  There is a big iron gate so no one will go in.  At this point we were dieing from the heat.  We had only gone a 1/2 mile so decided to go back to the car.


On the way to the car Ashley found this little tree frog.  I don't know about you but these old eyes would never have found it.  It was so tiny.

We stopped on the way home and had a picnic. (no photos)  And once home we went in Ashley's pool.....(definitely no photos)

Tomorrow another picnic and a day at the beach on Lake Superior's Shore.  Hopefully it won't be as hot. 

Keeping up with my blogs...but not too much quilty stuff.

Enjoy the day....

Hugs, Cathy

6 comments:

Allie said...

Wow it's going to be 90 there on Wed. - my guys won't like that, lol! They're hoping to escape it too! Lovely walk, Cathy, I hope you enjoy the beach - at least the water should be nice and cold!

Impera_Magna said...

Nothing is better than a nature walk with grandchildren... esp when there is wildlife to be seen!

Hope there will be a break in the temps for you...

Cheryl said...

Everyone is sweating out the dog days of summer! Hope you can find a way to stay cool and enjoy your vacation. Ashley is adorable.

Lori said...

It looks like a fun day other than the heat. Enjoy your vacation!!

jen said...

Hello Cathy, Your holiday sounds great.At the beach you may get some relief from the heat.
Your Primitive Primer looks lovely with the blocks added.

Carrie P. said...

Too bad it hot. But it looks like you are still having fun. I like that sculpture too. Oh, the frog is too cute.