So here are the photos from the day I left Michigan. One final walk with Jack and then butterflies in the raspberry/blackberry patch. Then off to Florida on a long journey that involved a trip to Minneapolis St. Paul (MSP) airport from Grand Rapids (GRR) for a 2.5 hour lay over. Though there was a lot to do at MSP including arcades and food courts and lots of shops, I am too cheap for that so I edited photos and worked on the blog. The one thing I dislike about the airport is that the end of the terminal I was leaving from (“G” I believe) did not have enough seating for all the people from 4 or 5 gates. I love leaving from GRR though. Small, spacious, short lines, easy security. The seating was really only adequate for one or two flights. Plus the food options for healthy food was not very good and mostly involved tofu (I do not eat soy). But, time flew by and then I was on the plane on my way “home.”
Home this week has been one night at Ms and then the remainder with my friends C and J and their cute baby I. He is adorable and smiles and laughs at me whenever he sees me. I think I am in love. I love babies who like me. C has a friend in Cartagena (they are both from Venezuela) who will help me around and with Spanish if I help her with English and bring her some fish oil tablets. Apparently they are cheaper here. So that will make a good start to the trip!
Other Photo Journal Days from my trip to Michigan to visit family:
Here are the final pictures from Day 7! You can see all the files in Photobucket or peruse the selection below!
Jack on the trails! I miss him so much but he loves going for walks in the woods.
My sister and I used to make moss houses for our Polly Pockets when we were children.
This is a really bad picture of the robin but they were flying around a lot trying to distract me from their baby which was flapping around on the ground trying to learn to fly. I stayed until I thought they might attack :).
I am behind. I know. But, there have not been many picture opportunities because of rain. My grandma is doing great after her surgery. She had two organs and a cyst remove and she is in her 80s. She is one strong woman.
I did go for a walk yesterday and today and took a few more pictures though. Here is Day 6 (of 7) pictures! If you missed it, there is also Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3. There are not as many pictures because I walked with my dad and he is always imparting bits of information and wisdom as we walk. Like what type of trees are there and their health status and which trees he needs to cut for firewood next year and which trees he needs to cut to make sure they do not fall on the trail or their shed/house. Dad had to patch the roof of the shed this weekend because a branch from a dead tree fell on it. It makes me nervous when he goes up a ladder.
The most notable moment of this walk was watching Jack fall into the swamp. He did not even know what was happening. He was chasing a frog or something and suddenly splash! He stuck his head out of the algae and plant covered green water confused and then pulled himself up to the shore. Jack hates the water so I was surprised that it only took him a few moments to get over the shock before he shook it all of and started running after a squirrel.
Jack is really happy in Michigan with all his friends (mom has four, yes four, dogs), walking through the woods, and my parents which feed him anything he wants. He absolutelyloves going for walks in the woods. He gets so excited when you ask him if he wants to go for a walk. I am glad to see that.
These pictures and the pictures from my first day in Michigan are from my grandparents and parents property. Jack and I like to take long walks in the woods in the evening. I walk along and he runs around and when I call him he comes running back and head of me. He looks back at me like I need to hurry and catch up. That means he just scares away most animals. I did see something maybe mink or something and a couple of white-tailed deer and some herons and geese from afar.
The weather is a gorgeous 60-70 degrees. The sun is warm, the shade is cool. Flowers are in bloom and butterflies abound. And I am reunited with my dog Jack! Here are a few updates from central Michigan.