Stop 1: visit Avery in Rochester (Oh, and the other Van Dammes too)
Windsor: Nelson & Yvonne Voakes, Geralyn, Mary Ann Bottisan,
Jerry & Celeste Larsen (from Siberia and Colorado), Jim & Mary Margaret
Some guy feeding the birds down by the Detroit River, in Windsor
gets some air
Tiffany Pariseau attemps to levitate without all that work
Pariseau hangs loose
The Van Hout clan ready to party
Sittin' on the Vollmayers' dock of the bay
Amanda Van Hout
In Midland, we visited Christina Moore
If you seek a beautiful peninsula
, take your pick here.
And while you're at it, see which Great Lake you like better
After we've seen the Cosgrove
relatives and toured the cemetery,
what is there to do in Gladstone, Michigan if you don't fish for walleye?
Well, they have their claim to fame and here it is.
The critters are friendly in the U.P.
Munising Falls: 50 feet of delicate beauty.
The lighthouse in Munising Bay
Pictured Rocks National Seashore
...then the fog rolled into Battleship Row
Miner's Castle, on our last visit in 1972
What it looks like today, after the East turret slid into Lake Superior in April
Well, it's still pretty
Trumpeter swans, back from near extinction, at Seney National Wildlife refuge
They've got loons, too..that's a deer at the edge of the lake
Wagner Falls. No, we didn't see all 200 waterfalls in the U.P.
Of course, we had to see Tahquamenon.
It's 50 feet high and 200 feet across.
The ore carriers still pass Whitefish Point
Rush hour in Paradise, south of Whitefish Point
, we met Dottie Murray, Mickey and his wife Carol, and Becky and her grandkids.
Which we only do about every 40 years.
In St. Mary's, the high point of Ohio (elev. 670 ft.) Fr. Ed
showed us the canal boat on the Erie-Miami canal.
We tried to tell Avery about our trip.
Well, I hope you were more interested than she was.
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The Pariseau kids are Jim's sister Mary's kids
I don't know why they spelled it this way
Christina Moore is Jim's niece
Looking North at the Mackinac Bridge, you see
the Upper Peninsula, with Lake Michigan to the west and Lake
Huron to the right.
The Cosgroves are Mary Margaret's long-lost relatives in the U.P.
Mickey and Becky are Jim's second cousins. Trivia: Jim's middle name is Murray. Coincidence? No.
Fr. Ed Oen is the priest who officiated at our wedding, July 6, 1974