I had a another great weekend. After work Friday, DH and I took off for two nights in the upper peninsula.
On Saturday morning we got up and headed for Tahquamenon State Park. The park is in Paradise, MI. We try to get there once a year. It's a six-hour round trip, so we always make a weekend out of it.You can see by these pics where the name Paradise came from. It's one of the more beautiful spots in Michigan. There is quite a lot of walking involved in getting to the falls. Look at DH holding up this tree for me to pass. :) There are two areas with a lot of steps (94 at one place and 116 steps at the other). Here is DH doing jumping jacks to show hot fit he is while climbing all the steps....such a comedian.
Here he is after the walk enjoying some micro brew in the outdoor pavilion.
We were disappointed that there was not more fall color--just a few reds showing. We are thinking of going again in two weeks, because that should be peak color. Another big event for the weekend was attending a performance called, "An evening of Opera", by a Canadian singer, E*lt*on L*a*mm*ie. Prior to the dinner show, I enjoyed an appletini--my current favorite libation.
We loved the dinner opera event. As a person who couldn't carry a tune to save her life, I am amazed someone can do things like this with their voice. I did some research and found out he was the winner of an IDOL-like show searching for Canada's next Opera Star.
Dinner was a baked chicken half, asparagus, scalloped potatoes, salad and raspberry crumble. I only got one picture of them meal. The pic does not do it justice, it was really quite good.
I've mentioned many times how I love to read, but only have the time when we travel.
This time I read Considering Kate, a Nora Roberts novel. It's an enjoyable read and a short novel compared to that last 600-page one I read.
All in all, we had a great time and can't wait for the next getaway.
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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