Friday night Dream Boy & I hung around the 'ol homestead & he grilled a pork loin on the grill! Yummilicious!
Through the night the rain began and it didn't stop til midday. A steady, constant rain. We honestly don't need it. Seriously. I was going around the yard emptying flower pots as the water was standing in the tops of them because they are so saturated.
Saturday night Dream Boy & I headed east to the city of Battle Creek, actually no further away than Kalamazoo, but we headed that way for something different and ended up at a restaurant that we used to take the boys to when they were little. It's in an old train depot along the river.
We shared a bottle of wine & filled our bellies with pasta, as Dream Boy was riding in a local bike ride on Sunday.
After dinner, we ventured out along the trail along the river. The levels are so high!Can you tell the water shouldn't be that high?
We wandered along some more & played with Lucy - hence the couple shot above. I hadn't brought my remote, so it was the mad dash to beat the timer game!
We ran into a bunch of geese who are apparently tired of the water too & are on higher ground trying to dry out!
Along the walk and surrounding the Kellogg House, this sea of hydrangeas was in full bloom!
We were also extremely moved & impressed by this sculpture done by an artist from Denver, depicting the role that 2 Battle Creek Natives played in the underground railroad. They were very instrumental in helping many slaves escape to the north.
Sunday morning was a beautiful & sunny one. Dream Boy headed off to his ride with his buddy & I headed off to church.
Lucy was in my purse & we went for a little ride after church.
See the "tree line" on the left there? Yea, that is the bank of this creek in downtown.
Really - is there any way we can bottle this water and send it out west where they really, really need it?
I eventually found my way home and changed into my swimsuit & LtWD & I headed to the dock, where Dream Boy soon joined us. She played with her tube & the boys & I headed out in my kayak for a paddle around the lake. It was a gorgeous day, and everyone was out enjoying it! The boats became more and more plentiful on the lake as I made my way around. I think I got back to the dock just in time - the boats were really out in full force by then.
So I am now into the 3rd week of 4 for my 1st session of summer school. It's been going fairly well, with the exception of technical difficulties one morning last week, but we made it up on Thursday without much complaint.
Today's forecast is calling for more rain and possible thunderstorms.
Anyways, thank you for stopping by & catching up with me! Have a great week!