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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

SEATTLE OR BUST


The above picture is Dick and his family leaving Pontiac, MI for Seattle, WA and the World’s Fair in 1962. It was taken by a Michigan Bell Telephone photographer who was doing a story on Dick’s dad Ernie who worked for the company. From L to R -Bea, Dick, Duke, Tom and Ernie). I think this is where Dick got his wanderlust. 
We were all set to head out on our trip west today (Aug 31st--my birthday) and we were short one cat. Dick swore she had not jumped out while he was loading the motorhome. We spent a half-hour searching the whole rig and turned up no sign of Funny Face. I thought she wedged herself in a small space under the shower but Dick said no way could she fit in there. Oh well, if she bailed before we sailed that’s her problem. AWOL and on a mouse diet and living outdoors until we return. 
We drove north about 45 minutes and stopped at a little rest area on the shores of        Lake Michigan north of Charlevoix. There we had my birthday dinner. Pasties and wine, salad and a view. We toasted my birthday with a gift of wine from good friends in wine glasses designed and created by world renowned artist Richard A. Bruening of the Stained Glass Company in Acme. Etched into each glass was a picture of our motorhome and below that “On the road again.” 
Getting a late start we only made it to Flowing Well NF Campground west of Manistique,  off Hwy 2 where we took a peaceful three mile hike along the Sturgeon River, came home and had Elephant Tracks ice cream in place of a birthday cake, and then I received my final present for the day--get your mind out of the gutter. It was my missing cat. She finally surfaced once the motorhome stopped bouncing down the road. 


 CLICK FOR DICK HERE     Dick on work release but still tethered

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