Blake does not have much time off work this year, and knew he would not be able to go to the Chambers Reunion, so he would not see Cindy and her family. We got to thinking that since he would have July 4th off, he might be able to swing a trip to Michigan. So, we flew out of Idaho Falls on July 2nd and arrived in South Bend, Indiana in time to see Cindy for a few minutes on her birthday. We packed a lot of fun into those few days, of course including a dinner at Silver Beach Pizza. Here are some pictures of some of the fun.
Stormy always gets way excited when Blake comes to visit, and the cats always seem to find a time to jump up on him. We thought it was funny how Cindy puts Stormy to bed.
Cindy and Sydney took us to Stover U-Pick farm to pick some red and black raspberries, blueberries and cherries. We also went to their little market and bought some yummy cherry butter, about 3 different kinds of salsa and a blueberry pie. We enjoyed the fruits of our labors the whole time we were there.
Cindy and I in our 4th of July attire, actually any day is a superman day for Cindy.
While we were waiting for our turn at the Sagautuck Dune Rides, we went to a flea market, it turned into a perfect place to take some pictures. Syd is so cute and loves to pose for pictures, I love spending time with her. I think the picture of the three of them all looking down is funny, it looks like maybe they don't trust the bench.
Here we are on the Sagautuck Dune Ride. I didn't get to go on it last summer because Annie was too young, so I stayed with her. It was really fun, I liked it a lot. We went really fast up and down the dunes and stopped and looked out over the lake.
Blake found some antique farm equipment at the flea market. Cindy and I got silly eating cherries out on her swing.
We found three frogs in the window well, Syd was very entertained with them, actually we all were. She named them Alexander, Bay and Neal.
Cindy and Blake were able to play some good tennis. Ken came and played one day after he finished a workout on the track. I was a great spectator and picture taker.
We went fishing a couple of different times in different places, but did not catch any fish. Some people had built a fire and then left it burning. Ken pushed the larger pieces of logs into the river, then Cindy and Blake used a plastic garbage bag to finish putting it out.
We went for a walk at Silver Beach down the pier. It was very windy, but fun to be out on the pier closer to the lighthouses.
Thanks Cindy, Ken and Sydney for the fun time!