Sunday, July 31, 2011

Pure Michigan

We're baaaaaack. We spent a week with family wamily in Pure Michigan, as it says on the state sign at the border. Ever since we gathered as a large family wamily 8 years ago, to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary, we've been re-gathering for a week in various locations, in recent years, Michigan.

This year we were in a lake house in the woods with wooden steps down to a private beach, which meant that I sometimes went down in my jammies. Mostly in swimsuit & sunscreen, though.

Great time talking, swimming, reading, sunning, drinking, floating, eating, drinking, boogie boarding...and just being together.

Sympathique is the Pink Martini album that Sarah Jane likes. (You can buy it here or here! Or in vinyl here!) It's got a wonderfully eerie version of "Que Sera Sera" and that title song, partly about smoking, based on a poem by Apollinaire!

So, yes, next year, we will either be roller skating under the Eiffel Tower in Paris...or return to the Michigan lake house!


Hannah Stephenson said...

Ahh, sounds lovely. We're doing a little mini-vacation tomorrow to a (non-rustic) cabin...yay.

Kathleen said...

Have a good time, Hannah!

Kim said...

Welcome back.

Kathleen said...

Thanks, Kim. Likewise, if you are returned from an undisclosed location...!