Many laughs were shared the first weekend of August! I went to Thomson Hill Reststop near Duluth Friday night and slept in the car. I knew that if I would leave in the morning there would be no possible way I would make it on time. I was able to view the sun coming up over Lake Superior and see professional photographers snapping breathtaking views of the sun. At nine, Saturday morning, I met Mother, Isa, and Heather at Carol's house in Esko where we took off to Michigan. Anita called shortly after we had arrived and stated that her and Jeanette Woullet were eating at the diner down the road. We quickly went to join them. After they hit the road, the four of us went to check out "Da Yooper" Store. Didn't even think about the camera when going out for dinner, so Heather snapped away on Isa's. I simply could not pass up the opportunity to buy a beautiful Native American doll! She now lies on the top shelf in Wanamingo with the dream catcher catching her dreams before they fall to the next shelf! When we returned we played scrabble. When they returned, we sat outside the room and visited, drank coffee, and ate popcorn. After the confirmation exercise we headed home. While killing time for Anita and her ride to catch up to us, we stopped in Oulu. Since Mom and Isa opted to take off, they left Heather to hitchiking! When nearing Superior, Mom kept asking where the Humpback (?) was. Were we to look for a whale? What was it? A building? Niether of our parents would answer us, they only shook their head. When they pointed out what it was, we laughed! It's a ship! Fun times at Perkins, with Anita instructing Pete how to hug his mother! :)
Monday was work and Tuesday was back to the Range. I pulled into the community building parking lot a little after 5pm for National Night Out. Enjoyed visiting with people and meeting those who have lived in the area for years, just never knew who they were! Heather even encouraged "the youngest attendees" to go for a ride in the new truck. Leaving there I hightailed it to Eveleth. I was able to meet some of Elizabeth's neighbors and then spent a couple hours visiting with her. Extremely tired driving back and needed to pull over a few times to sleep, but it was all worth it! Tonz of fun!