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Monday, April 19, 2021

Friends and Footsteps

  Life gets somewhat non-stop when Marie and I are together.

First we went to Baldwin to have lunch with Sue. Then we went to historic Idlewild and walked around the lake. And Sophie and Anabelle joined us, of course. walkers with dogs This is just small-town streets, but there are some interpretive signs about Idlewild, a former African-American resort community. Lots of history there. The lake is the center of town. It was a cold and rainy morning, which gave way to a cold and gray afternoon. Fine for walking but not for spectactular pictures. Still pleasant. Idlewild Lake

The Wilson House is a beautiful fieldstone Craftsman bunglalow. The family was instrumental in the creation of the town. Wilson House, Idlewild, MI

I almost always see a red-headed woodpecker in Idlewild, and today was no exception. red-headed woodpecker

Did we have a good time? I think our faces tell the story. happy friends

Pup-dogs were not interested in posing, but they each got a nose in the camera. Sophie dachshund

and Anabelle. Most definitely not their cutest poses, but hey... small shaggy dog

Then Marie and I drove to meet someone to pick up some trail supplies, got home in time to catch our breath before heading to a meeting I had this evening.

Yesterday, we hiked at Bowman Lake. I've taken you there many times before, so you know it's a beautiful place. But I didn't want to neglect mentioning that we did hike 6 miles. Bowman Lake

North Country Trail miles hiked in 2021 is at 203

Lake County Michigan, Bowman Lake Trail and North Country Trail loop- 6 miles, and walking around Idlewild Lake- 5 miles

See Caught the Red Head

6 comments:

Unknown said...

You are both happy campers :) I've only seen a red-headed woodpecker in PA! What a treat & nice day. - Elaine

Ann said...

Glad you had a great day. I think Sophie and Anabelle did a fine job of posing

The Furry Gnome said...

What a beautiful home!

Sharkbytes said...

Hi Elaine- they were all around the area when I was a kid.

Ann- They are just full of energy!

Stew- It is gorgeous. The stonework is especially nice.

The Oceanside Animals said...

Lulu: "Those little noses look close enough to boop!" *BOOP*

Sharkbytes said...

Hi Lulu- They love to boop noses!

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