It won’t be long now. Temperatures are going to be in the 40’s and 50’s all week. After the bitter cold those temperatures will feel like early summer. In just a few months it will be warm enough to head north again.
The past few days have been warmer and I’ve been thinking about up north. The Tahquamenon Falls is about a six-hour drive but we usually make stops along the way. I don’t know if that kind of trip is practical this year but who knows.
Seven years ago we visited Lake Superior for the first time. I’d always heard it was cold and immediately deep so that swimming was not particularly enjoyable. As we pulled into the park I noticed the waves were cresting at quite a distance from shore indicating sand banks piled up. It seemed odd to me because it wasn’t what I expected. We walked to the shore and followed sand banks out to the waves. I was amazed at how far we were able to walk on the soft wind-blown sand.
The low water level was the result of low precipitation and evaporation. As cold dry air from Canada moves across the warmer Lake Superior the water is soaked up. The winter before was mild allowing more water to evaporate than usual.
Lake Michigan – Vacation in Good Hart.
It was such a calm and warm night. The kind of night that goes good with a camp fire and cold beer. We sat around the fire, I drank beer and told corny ghost stories. All my kids but the youngest just laugh at my stories, they’re too old to think they are scary. My youngest though put her feet up on the chair and moved closer to me saying, “dad, is that true.” I smiled and didn’t answer.
Otis hanging out with me while on vacation up in Good Hart Michigan. What a great spot to relax and have a cold one. Otis is asking for an invitation to join me on the hammock but hammocks are not for dogs, his little legs would just fall into the openings and he’d be suspended there. I did however give my boy a little sip of beer. What a good dog you are Otis.