Best vacation ever

My best friend Susan and her husband came to visit me for a few days the week of the fourth.  We had a marvelous time. I was too busy watching them enjoy themselves to take many pictures, but I have a few to share.

I took them to the Cherry Festival, shopping in downtown Traverse City, and at Nawbin Beads.  We saw a baseball game, and went hiking at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  We drove scenic M22 (M22 is to Northern Michigan as Highway 1 is to California) and stopped at Fishtown for a bit...

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I took them to the old Northern Michigan Asylum which is now the Village at Grand Traverse Commons, where we took the twilight tour into the steam tunnels and an old building which hasn't been renovated yet.  We also toured the botanical garden now located at the old Asylum's barns.

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Gable end

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Tunnel

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 I spent last week at the office, trying to catch up on paperwork.  I also got a bit of work done on the mini house, I'll post progress pictures tomorrow probably.

 

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new stuffs and vacation

A gift from my new mini friend Deborah, and order fulfillment and gifts from Nancy.

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I am on vacation!

Yesterday I took care of odd-and-end spring cleaning tasks that have been niggling away at me.  I feel much brighter now.  Today there is an art fair downtown, then I have some odd-and-end shopping tasks to take care of.  Monday I need to get my studio cleaned (again) at least enough to not trip over things, and dust the last of the mini houses.  Tuesday afternoon my Bestie and her Mr. will be here for the rest of the week!  Wee! 


books and roof

Susan mailed me the burgundy succulents to finish the roof.  She has been making books for her own mini library (two stories, with a spiral staircase, I'm jealous) and said she was putting some in the box.   Some?!?  Holy cow. 

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I want a combination of old and new books in my little library.  I think I'm set now on the old ones.  Wow.  I have the bestest bestie.  :D 

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The succulents she sent filled in quite a bit of space on the roof and the color is great.  I'll have to fuss with the edges when I trim the roof, but I'm done with the bulk of the planting now.  I'm very pleased with how it turned out.

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