My Dad's oldest brother planned the whole thing. We met in Bay City, since it was close for my Dad (from the U.P.), my uncle (from Canadian Lakes) and the Texas family's final destination was around Caseville.
My uncle rented a bunkhouse, and the very kind, generous and gracious owners allowed us to use their backyard (of their own personal house) and their pavilion and pond for our get-together. They own two houses side by side and rent them and their own private house is right next door.
My uncle has stayed at their bunk house a few times when he was in the area for fishing, so he's gotten to know them quite well. My Dad came down a day early and they fished on Friday and had their limit of walleye in less than three hours!
The owners had a loaf of fresh-baked homemade bread and fresh butter waiting for them when they got there on Friday. I think my uncle will be a bunkhouse renter for as long as he is able from them. I would recommend their place to anyone, who needs a place to stay in that area. It's not fancy, it's homey, charming and very clean. I have no idea on the price, but I could always find out if anyone is interested.
I think everyone had a great time catching up and relaxing. It was a gorgeous day for a picnic!!
After we got home, our power kept flickering and eventually went out until after 2:30 in the morning. Mr startled me and popped up out of bed when it came back on. He flipped on the main light in our room, and started setting his clock! He mumbled something when I complained, and me being half asleep, I didn't hear what he said. When I got up in the morning, I looked at his clock and he'd set it two hours too slow!!! He didn't even remember doing it-must have been sleep walking!
I overslept for church on Sunday, I woke up too late, and Mr was out for a run. So we ended up having a big breakfast, and heading out to Northville to the Buy Michigan Now Festival. It was interesting. Lots of vendors and lots of shoppers. It was fun to walk around and see what everyone was selling.
I stopped in a store called Salvaged-I love that store! I saw a child's tea set that would be a great go-along for Fiesta. I was tempted to buy it, but I'm trying to be more selective in what I get, and since it wasn't true Fiesta, I passed it up.
We stopped at Knightsbridge while we were in Northville. I saw LOTS of changes since the last time I was there. Lots of fun things to look at, but nothing that I couldn't live without. That's OK though, it is always fun to look!
I did see this awesome stove...
I have a busy month this month, at home and at work, no free evenings and no free weekends! All good things though. Friday Auntie and I are doing the Yard Sale Trail. It's her first time, so I hope we have good weather and find lots of fun things to see, and maybe find a treasure or two to bring back!
Anyone else doing the yard sale trail??