Thursday, September 27, 2012


I have been away from blogging for the past two weeks because I have been enjoying time with my far-flung sons.  I have played with my granddaughter in Florida,

visited the oldest continually inhabited town in North America,

and helped my oldest son start preparing to move.  The last week, I have spent time in one of the most beautiful state parks I've ever visited (Ludington in northwest Michigan); they have miles of trails, which I hiked with my younger son and his fiance, enjoying every minutes of the beauty and solitude.

We saw a beautiful sunset over a windswept Lake Michigan.

I saw art created by an artist (Nellie Durand) I've gotten to know through the wonders of the web- what a pleasure to see it in person rather than on a computer screen!

 Today we visited the city- I'd forgotten what a huge, bustling city Chicago is.  

We topped off a day of walking around the city with a late lunch at Rick Bayless's Xoco restaurant- Mexican street food, unlike any I've had before.  It was delicious, and the authentic hot chocolate was superb.  It tasted of chocolate, not sugar!

Tomorrow night I fly home, back to the routines of work and home.  It has been a wonderful two weeks, some of which I hope to incorporate into my art.  And, I'll have many more pictures to share.  But there you have the quick and dirty scoop on what I've been up to!


Libby Fife said...

Trips are always so rejuvenating. Beautiful photography as usual and I love the walking trail picture a lot. Glad that you were able to get two weeks of uninterrupted time in. I hope you got lots of great ideas for your art!

Vicki Miller said...

what a gorgeous holiday you have had. the natonal park and the beach are gorgeous. i love the huge mosaic painting.

Debra Spincic said...

And a good time was had by all!

Renate said...

A the relaxation of a trip away from home! Looks like you had a wonderful time! Good to hear tht you made it home safe and sound! Looking forward to seeing the balance of the pictures that you took.