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A Winter Hike Through Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Dear readers, Winter in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan has it's share of ups and downs. I am currently in the middle of the "down" portion, otherwise known as: so much snow I can't see out of my driveway, so little sun I want to sleep all day, and so little fresh air/exercise I feel like a blob. However, a few weekends ago, I experienced the upside of living in the great U.P. My friend and I had the pleasure…

Camping with my Best Friend

Dear readers, I have the best friend in the whole world. We met when we were seven. We were in the same class together. We walked home from school one day and we realized that her family had moved in to my family's old house. I'd like to think we knew it was meant to be. We did ridiculous things together as kids. I think my child is weird, but when I look back on the things my best friend and I…

The Sturgeon River

  Dear readers, I've formed a deep connection with nature these past few months.  I've always liked to be outside, but I never considered it a place of healing until this summer. Sometime around March, I began to formulate my summer plan. It looked a little bit like this, "Go outside as much as possible." I've really outdone myself. As mentioned before, I live in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. It is small town in the middle of nowhere with nothing…

The Soo Locks With Sam

Dear readers, A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of taking my friend Samantha out on a date. The hospital offered it's employees a free dinner cruise with the Soo Locks Boat Tour, and I knew just who needed a night out. She's crazy, I'm crazy, it just works. If you are ever in Sault Ste. Marie,  I highly suggest you take the Soo Locks Boat Tour. Here are the beautiful photos from our night on the St. Mary's River.…

While We Were Out…

Dear readers, What a crazy few weeks it has been. With all the company visiting and fun events to attend, I decided it would be a wonderful time to take a writing vacation. However, now I'm back, and I have some updates!   1. My washing my machine (the one I just paid off) broke down, of course. The pump was broken, water leaked all over the motor, and totally destroyed it. One more thing to pay off yet again.…

The Whiskey River

Dear readers, Last week was an exhausting week, and this one isn't starting out much better. I wish I could curl up with Squeak and sleep a thousand years. Or maybe take a vacation somewhere exotic and warm. However, I can do neither of those things, so instead I'm stuck toiling around Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. I may not have palm trees, but damn if I don't have The Whiskey River. Here are the photos from my trip down the river. I'd like…

Happy 4th of July!

Dearest readers, I had a wonderful 4th of July. I haven't been too keen on celebrating the holidays since the divorce. I do all the typical fun stuff for Squeak, but without a big family to celebrate with, there is a small amount of emptiness that still lingers. However, I think it's about time to have my own independence, from the past and not the British, so I borrowed some one else's family for the 4th of July.   Squeak…

15 Goals of Summer 2015

Dear readers, I'm big on writing out lists and goals, doing this helps me focus on the major things that I need to accomplish daily, weekly, monthly, seasonally or whatever. Every Saturday morning, I write out a "To Do List" for the weekend as I'm working on this website. Naturally, now that it's officially June, I have written out my summer goals for 2015. I've been contemplating all week what my summer goals for 2015 should be. I sat and thought about them…

Tahquamenon Falls

Dear readers, Memorial weekend my mother, brother, and myself decided the weather was gorgeous enough to have a little adventure at Tahquamenon Falls. Here are some of the photos from that beautiful five mile hike. We only hiked halfway through, so we did not get to the upper falls, but we made a promise to ourselves that this fall we will do the entire 10 mile hike in all its glory. It's so beautiful there! There are always other hikers,…