Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Mill Creek Saw Mill

We went to day and saw how they use to cut logs by hand and how they use water to run a saw mill that was built in 1790. It was so great to see the differents and understand how it made their lifes so much easier. By hand they could cut up to 14 boards a day and with the water saw mill they could cut 10 times that many. The kids working at Mackinaw are well learned and are so willing to share their knowledge.

Mackinaw Island

Took a few days off and drove to the Mackinaw Bridge and spend a few days. Went to the Island on Monday. Love going there, nothing changes. We watch them shoot off a cannom, and rifes. We also went to see the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, we climb to the top of it and it was cool.


We took an afternoon and went to Holland. We went to the Windmill Village, it was funny and a good day away from the job

4th of July Fireworks

The owner of Giles Campground set up fireworks on the beach and set them off. We have not seen fireworks for 4 years and these were some of the best I have ever seen.

Bike parade 4th of July

Giles Campground had a bike parade for the kids for the 4th of July. They decorated their bikes and took them all around the campground. It was not a contest but everyone got a prize for finishing. Fun was had by all.

Horseback riding

Once again I must apologize for not keeping up with my blog. Our summer seems to be going by so fast and I do not seem to find the time to be on the computer like I would like. Have been looking up old friends and have been trying to spend more time with family. Here you can see we did a horseback riding adventure with the kids from Giles Campground and I took the grandkids along. I must say I think that Nikolai had the most fun, not sure he had ever been that close to a horse before, but he was not scared and had the best time ever. My sister Sally & husband was down for a visit and with her came her son Troy and his son Corey. It was the first time we had met Corey and the grandkids were excited to know they had a cousin. Corey also went horseback riding and fun was had by all. It was a great weekend and we hope to have many more in the future.