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Slice of Life Tuesday: Relax, But Keep the Momentum

Slice of Life Small LogoThis week is vacation week! The Fourth of July was relaxing and unexpectedly tranquil. Not in the sense that I was bored, but that there wasn’t a schedule of activities. We all just “went with the flow.” It was mellow. Ahh!

My brother-in-law and family rented a house in St. Joe, Michigan and invited us to visit. We got to chill out in a nice, big lake house (yes, I want one, too), walk down the sidewalk to the lighthouse/pier and test the waters with our toes (cold!). My granddaughter said, “There’s not big waves in Lake Michigan, Grandma.” Little did she know that days before, there were 8 foot waves! Family members played cards, ate, and talked all day and night. StJoeMIConcertlightonwater070416

As a trade for giving up our bean bag game for a while, we got to tour a Coast Guard boat. The two officers were thankful for the use of the game during their down time, so they allowed us to board the deck, cabin, holding room, and showed us the mechanicals, rescue equipment, and even let my granddaughter sit in one of the rescue seats down under the main cabin. How nice of them! CoastGuardBoatDeck070416

The fireworks show began late — past my bedtime! It was worth it! The bright colors in the black sky were impressive, and we saw it all right from the sidewalk of the house! Of course, the finale was awesome!


Happy Fourth of July! I hope you get to spend some summer days like mine. Boring? No. Relaxing, and restful.