Our annual trek to the north woods was definitely different this year.
I always look forward to this week - unplugging completely from the internet/phones
and reconnecting with nature.
It was oh so different this year, as our sons could not join us.
Both were participating in internships/research fellowships in their field of study.
It was a disappointment to us all, but a great opportunity towards their future.
It was also a chance for my husband and I to reconnect...
We found that we spent time doing things that we enjoyed -
things we might not do as much when the boys are along...
Of course I spent time stitching...
And my husband golfed.
(I tagged along as the courses are usually beautiful and I can stitch in the golf cart ;) )
We spent time on the water, fishing as we usually do.
This was a once in a lifetime experience...
You probably need to zoom in on these photos to see a territorial chase between two loons.
They were actually using their wings as flippers to "swim" on top of the water in hot pursuit.
They moved very quickly creating a lot of waves.
Shortly after, the first loon left and the second loon seemed quite pleased with himself.
Of course I had to stitch some more...
We went to the Norske Nook for pie (before dinner lol - don't tell the boys!)
They have 45 nationally award winning blue ribbon pies!
How do you pick just one?!
Of course I ate each and every bite!
Then I stitched some more...
We had a neighbor come for a visit.
And she brought her darling children.
Momma had found a little blueberry bush right by our deck.
She ate a few and then brought the ducklings along for a treat while she stood guard.
We went on our daily kayak runs as we do with the boys.
And hit another golf course for good measure -
while I stitched of course.
And all too soon, vacation was over and we were headed home to our sons and our pups.
I also had the good fortune of revisiting a wonderful quilt shop
and a small town, yet big on inspiration quilt show - more on that to follow.
(along with my stitch project finish)
A lovely yet different kind of vacation, but it is also good to be home!
Here's hoping that our sons can join us next year!
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."