UnDIsclosed Location

Took one of the nephews on a 3 day exploratory trip to Michigan’s easternmost point, Drummond Island. Some sun, some rain, some wind, some heat, some cold, some fossils, some hiking, some swimming, some bushwhacking, some 2WD in a minivan, some loons, some fish, some good campfire cooking, some boats, and a trip back in time all in one.

Don’t go, you’d hate it there.

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Wild Wednesday Airshow

Willow Run and the Yankee Air Museum held a rare mid-week airshow featuring the Canadian Forces ‘Snowbirds’ Team, a parachute team, and an F-18.
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Watch a fast and loud video of an F-18 flyby.

Watch a 4 minute montage of some of the goings-on.

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May Dayhike

A quick gallery of photos from Proud Lake State Recreation Area.

Look high and low on your next hike.

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Spring Things

Just that, some things from this spring.

Some from the yard, some from father afield.

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Windy Walk

Record high temps (for February, anyway) and high winds prompted an afternoon hike through that old standby, Proud Lake State Recreation Area. Most of the snow has disappeared but the swamps were still frozen under a thin layer of meltwater.

Started out sunny but clouds rolled in and killed the photography vibe.
Hiked out after dark.

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