Greetings From Northern Wisconsin

Happy belated 4th of July and Canada Day!  My apologies, I went away to Northern Michigan last week and had so much fun I let the blog slide. 

A week ago Saturday I coached a group training run in Chicago and quickly swung by our place to pick up Louie the dog. The two of us then drove 6 hours up to Northern Michigan. It would have been a nice easy 5 hour trip but road construction all the way north was just brutal. 

My mom threw a lovely pool side, brunch and baby shower on Sunday. It was so fun and made the anticipation of our little one even more exciting. Holy little baby clothes!

Rock had an exciting weekend celebrating his brother’s bachelor weekend. Then he hopped on a tiny plane and flew up to Michigan to spend the week with us.   

We enjoyed a lovely week at our lake house. It started out perfectly with gorgeous weather that made spending the day on our beach just perfect. Louie has learned to swim and also just loves hanging out on the sunny dock. He is a boy after my own heart. We both like to sunbathe. 

  
 That great weather was followed up by two days of pretty nasty weather. Rain and cold temps had us finding other activities. But it didn’t deter us from wandering the woods with Louie. I’m convinced he hates being a city dog because I have never seen him so happy as when he wanders the woods. He adores chasing squirrels and deer!  

One of those rainy days I was napping on the couch and we had a knock on our door. Our amazing neighbors made a pot of chili and dropped some off for us with cheese and homemade corn bread.   We had just been contemplating what to do for dinner and were unable to decide.  You have to love Midwestern kindness!  

We had one last day of great weather and beach time before we had to pack it up. With a car full of adorable baby onesies and blankets, we headed up over the Upper Penninsula of Michigan and across to Rhinelander, WI. 

Rock grew up going to camp here in the summers and if you have followed this blog for awhile you might recall we were up here last summer too. He returns each year to coach their hockey portion of camp. I will be forgoing the skates this summer. But I have been enjoying some nice long runs and more beach/dock time with Louie.    

     I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. I will be back later this week with some more of my usual running ramblings. Now that we are in full swing marathon training mode I have lots of good info to share. 

17 thoughts on “Greetings From Northern Wisconsin

  1. Love all of your pictures–it looks like a very peaceful and relaxing week!!! My dog loves to sunbathe with me too, sometimes I think she is part human ha! Have a great day 🙂

  2. Beautiful pictures. Flip-flops and coffee on a dock looks pretty perfect! I don’t know if it’s possible to walk through the baby section without buying a onesie.

  3. Northern Michigan is lovely! We were just there and it was so beautiful. I swear, Michigan is such an underestimated state. The northern end of the lower peninsula and the upper peninsula are just awesome. Gorgeous pictures!

    • I completely agree. I grew up in Northern MI and had no idea how spoiled I was. I prefer to be elsewhere in the winter but it is honestly one of the best places to be during the other 3 seasons. And they make some great wine 🙂

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