Here is the front facing the road. Geez, I just love it. It is kind of deceptive from the roadside.
Looks like a regular small cottage until and/or if you see the lakeside view.
Check out the scaffolding. Kinda scary looking isn't it. Of course, it would be very difficult without it.
We drove around a couple of Henry Ford's work sites. One is Alberta and the other Pequaming. Apparently he loved the U.P. and I guess and was making good use of it. Alberta was given to Michigan Technical University and then it is my understanding that Pequaming has been converted to mostly private use.
We found this field of wild lupines is near Pequaming. This was a small portion of the field. They were so beautiful!
"What's that?!" Dad exclaims from the backseat pointing up through the seats to an animal crossing the road in front of us. Jerry slows down, and he and David say, "Oh... it's a porcupine!" The critter then ran to the side of the road so Jerry pulls up next to it. David and Dad who are on the right side of the road roll down their windows to get a closer look. Mom was very excited as well and so she also leaned over to see out of Dad's window from her place in the middle seat... "oh, a porcupine!" she said. Well.. I was sitting behind Jerry and therefore last to see this creature... so I lean forward to see if I can get a glance of it as well and I got quite a shock. I hollered, "That's a skunk not a porcupine!!!"
David and Dad quickly lean way away from their windows hitting the auto roll buttons as fast as they could and Jerry hits the gas and swings back onto the road and we drove away... all getting quite a kick out of that mix up. So kiddies.. here is a tip...
Nature Lesson of the Day
At the beginning of recorded history, the
Well, enough of that...
On Sunday morning it was raining, Jerry was a tired and Rick and Jim were winding down for the morning. It did not look like much was going to get done that day so Jerry decided to get some shut eye and we decided to hit the road again. I wrangled up David, Mom & Dad, the dogs, and went all went to Bond Falls, Rockland, Old Victoria, and a few other local places.
The first pics are from Bond Falls:
I will post more pics tomorrow, the house is really shaping up now that the roof is sort of on.