Today was a wierd weather day. The forecast said no rain, but it looked as if it would. We decided to be optimistic and headed out. Our goal was to go see some old victorian homestead fort thing out by Ontonagon. As we were driving out the rain started coming down. Then harder. It poured. Lightening everywhere and darkness descended. We almost turned around, but once we were already so close (10 more miles to go) to Ontonagon...we decided to press forward. I don't remember ever being there before...so I wanted to check it out.
Apparently the town had some major doings. Not sure what for, but there were a lot of booths, roads blocked, food. That type thing. And rain had hit hard. From what we could see the whole main street seemed to be pretty flooded. The water was deep and everywhere. We saw a big tree that had obviously been hit by lightening during the storm.
We made it thru town and decided to drive even further towards Porcupine Mountains and the Lake of the Clouds. I haven't been there in, well, over 20 years. Once we got outside of town the rain cleared up and the sun came out. And we saw snow on the side of the road. I kid you not. Someones front yard, alongside the road. Snow. We pulled over to take a few pictures so I could tell ya'll they get snow in July up here. Turns out it was some hefty size hail, but it sure looked like snow driving by.
We made it to the Lake of the Clouds and it was beautiful. I don't recommend taking someone as energetic and dare devilish as our Al...my poor mom was close to heart failure...but it was fun. I laid down some firm threatenin' rules and he grudgingly abided.
From there we found a turnoff alongside Lake Superior and enjoyed a picnic lunch. Al even went in..was close to 80 degrees by then whereas it had only been just above 60 on the way up. Wendy would have gone in too had she eaten her lunch thereby allowing her to put her suit on....
And then we came home. The rain had made it less than ideal for berry picking. Wet. Weeds. Misquitos. So just Al and I went and got another 32 ounces. Here's hoping we fill the big ice cream pail one of these outtings!
On another note...I just found out that hubby made camping reservations in Janesville Wisconsin for the same weekend as the sale/crop at two peas in a bucket. I'm excited! I was dreading going on another trip so soon after I get home from here....but it'll be fun to go check out this sale and see who I bump into! I can't crop, with Brian...but it'll be fun to check out the sale! ACK! Just noticed no kids allowed! I was hoping to throw Brian in the back or front pack. Shoot. It's 40 minutes from camping to the sale....I don't think I can leave Brian that long....40 plus 40 plus how long it takes to shop.....ooooh, maybe I can get him on a bottle or something! Darn. Oh well....we'll see what happens there.
All for now!