Monday, October 1, 2007

Big Weekend

Elly stood up as the Flower Girl in her aunt Jamie's wedding this last weekend. She wanted Tia to give her lots of curls and put makeup on her. That was all she talked about for days. Tia did get the curls she wanted and she got to wear the flowers in her hair and her pretty dress. She was very, very pretty and is getting to be such a big girl. Her hair took a little longer than she wanted to sit still so we had to come up with lots of stuff for her to do at the counter. Here is Tia putting the last touches of curls after the tiara.

And here is the little princess all dressed up. She was so excited to get her dress on.

Here's Elly and Shannon being silly and getting their pictures taken before they head out for the wedding.

Elly got a pumpkin from Shan's friend Katrina. It has her name craved in it with a couple of pictures. I needed a picture of her with her pumpkin but she was done with pictures. I hope she does better at the wedding!

After the beauty shop at the house John and I headed up to Moniqua with the neighbors Paul and Kathy. We were going up for Beef-A-Rama.... it's were the shops on the main street cook up big chunks of beef in themed outfits/props, drink lots of beer and get judged for the best looking, and best tasting beef. This all happens on the Hwy with the traffic trying to get through with mobs and people trying to get a look at the beef.
Of course I should have taken my camera but I left it in the car so I'll have to tell you about the highlights of the day. 3:00 they shut the Hwy down for a parade.... you may think it's floats, costumes, clowns, horses.... nope it wasn't. It was for the beef to get from the mainstreet to the park. They paraded the beef down the street in wagons, carrying it on a rod, dressed the beef like a football... It was quite the experience.
Next we went to the bar to get out of the cold for awhile and watched the Badger game, thinking everyone followed the beef to the park... wrong. The bars were full of crazy, fun people. The table next to us had a cow hat that they wore and tried to touch their tongues on their nose like cows do. They took many pictures and of course the ladies wanted them deleted as soon as they seen them. We then took a walk to an outside 3 man funny band and danced a few songs. We started a Mambo line dancing with anyone who would join us. Of course we danced past a flag pole and I wrapped my legs around the pole and just about gave the main singer a small heart attack. He added after the song that I was the first pole dancer of Beef-a-rama.
What an Honor LOL
We ended up back in a bar where we watched the rest of the Badger Game, which they won and that bar went crazy. They played the Jump song and everyone in there, wall to wall, was jumping. They were jumping on the floor, tables, chairs.... WOW it went crazy in there, I'm no football fan but that was kinda fun.
Well the day should have ended with eating a Beef Sandwich, since they serve over 4,000 people, but the lines were all the way down the street so we left with no beef.
The next day we headed up to Michigan to see the fall colors, here is a picture of a lake on the way. There was a gorgeous eagle flying just over the lake when we drove by but it was gone by the time we came back. It would have been a cool picture, someone was there with their big camera and tripod so they got they moment.

We went to Porcupine Mountain to see the waterfalls and Lake Superior.

The walking brides were all the way through woods.

Just some pretty leaves

The first falls.... nothing like Oregon's but it was still very pretty and fun to hike through.

The river that runs into Lake Superior

Look at the rock formation!

And this rock....

The water swirls around and makes circles in the rocks. Very dangerous water. The leaves aren't even colored here since the Lake keeps the temperature warmer will be a few more weeks for the colors to start changing here.

Lake Superior at the end of the river.

John, Paul and Kathy walking ahead of me to the Lake.

Oh can I take these rocks home.... all of them!

John and I

Next we went to Lake of the Clouds and by now it was raining pretty good but the view was stunning. It was so windy up there we felt like it was going to blow us right over the edge (not really) =)

Paul and Kathy up at the top and John is slowly making his way up there. It really is that cloudy and rainy and John does need to hold onto his hat or it would be gone.

Paul can talk John into just about anything and this proves it. Paul is so adventurous and John is very reserved but Paul got John to go down and explore the mine on the side of the road. There was a sign saying it had 15K bats living inside it. It was dark, muddy, water was running down the sides and below..... Paul is in the cave, John is just sticking his head in and Kathy screams behind them and gives John's heart a jump start, good thing he didn't jump and hit his head on the rocks. That was it he turned around and came out mumbling something about "Why do I let him talk me into this stuff"

We had a great time!

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