Sunday, October 7, 2012
Leaf Peepers Unite
Off to the Upper Peninsula we went. I do think that the new job has taken it's toll a bit, so it was important to spend some quality time away from home, and the pressures of work. I do love the job, don't get me wrong. But it has changed our lifestyle a lot, and not always for the better.
So...bags packed, (with a little help),
camera equipment loaded, cats overfed for the weekend, we took off Friday afternoon for St. Ignace. The drive up north was increasingly gorgeous (one of my favorite words), but twilight comes early.
By the time we got up there and settled, it was time to get some much needed shut-eye, ready for the visual banquet we would experience the next couple of days. When morning dawned, the view from our window showed a glorious sunrise over Mackinac Island. Perfect start to the day.
Let the leaf-peeping begin! We decided to drive to Munising, which we fell in love with a number of years ago when we took a photo workshop there with John and Barb Gerlach.
We had to revisit the old haunts...and reminisce about how wonderful that workshop had been. It was during this time we learned about all the beautiful waterfalls and inland lakes which you might not notice otherwise. And Pictured Rocks, of course.
Of course, it IS fall in Michigan - so there was the sun, the sleet and the snow...but we were mostly able to overlook these minor inconveniences on our quest for fabulous fall adventures.
And back to our original spot, for nighttime shots of the Mighty Mac, before one more sound night's sleep.
On the way home we visited a destination we found accidentally while ambling north on Friday. A lovely drive west of Gaylord and through Lakes of the North. Okay, a bit more rain and snow, but the color seems to glow in the light of these fall showers.
And now home, where the cats are trying to ignore us because we deserted them, and I am thinking about my appointments in the morning. Back to 9 to 5, but with memories of "no time" tucked away for safe-keeping.
at 10:06 PM