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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Michigan City

A couple of weeks ago, my Shug and I took off for Michigan City, Indiana.  
They have a beach on Lake Michigan
an Outlet Mall
and a casino with a hotel to stay in.

Our first stop was dinner.  We ate at the restaurant above...the food was mediocre, but the view was good!
After eating we went for a long walk.   Aren't these baby ducks adorable!

We walked to the lighthouse.
I love lighthouse pictures!



We went to the beach, but it was chilly out that day.
selfies!

Look in my sunglasses - you can see my hands taking our picture!  Funny!
And we walked to the harbor!

I love harbors.  There is just something romantic about them.
My favorite song in the world is Brandy....
You have to be a late 70's early 80's person to know that song.  It really is my favorite song in the whole world.


Are you tired of harbor pictures?
How could you be!
Arm in sunglasses again!  Lol!  Harbor in background.

Harbor
Harbor
Harbor!
You just can't take a bad harbor picture.

You can't take a bad muffin and latte' picture either! We went to this coffee shop the next morning and I LOVED IT! 
Then we headed home.
This is SWAMP land.  Who knew?  I didn't know we had such stuff in Indiana.  I thought it was all in the South!
That is water with algae on it.  Swampy....No harbor here.

Here's the thing about these pictures.  This place is all about wildlife.  Bees, birds, butterflies, etc. need messy, non-golf course type yards to survive.  The mind-set is starting to change a little, because people are getting worried that they will have to use a paint brush to pollinate their apple trees like they do in China.  Keep using chemicals and it will happen.  I can't say it enough.  That chemical does not know the difference between a good bug and a bad bug.  It kills them ALL. 
I heard that the red wing black bird has declined 65% because of chemicals.  They eat bugs.  There aren't enough bugs for the red wing black birds to eat and survive, so they are on their way out.  I'd hate to see that happen with other bug eating birds as well.  Ok - enough preaching for today.

We stopped off at a discount store called Baileys....This place is HUGE and it has EVERYTHING!
I bought socks, Dave bought a straw hat.  Seriously....we stopped at a place like this and bought socks and a hat.  Weird.
Then, on the way home I saw Broken Arrow Campground!
As a kid we used to camp at this place a lot.
So I turned around and took a tour.  
I wouldn't have recognized it, of course, I was too young to remember details.
I just remember taking hay rides and singing.......
get your singing voice on.....sing with me now......

Found a peanut
Found a peanut
Found a peanuuuuut just now......
Just now I found a peanut,
found a peanut
just now......

Who knows that song?
Cracked it open.....
It was rotten......
Ate it anyway....
GASP!  More harbor pictures!  How'd they get down here......I might just print some and frame them or something....

there's a port on a Western bay....
and it serves a hundred ships a day
lonely sailors pass the time away
talking about their home....

Speaking of home.....check out this shower in our hotel room!  I have stayed at this hotel a few times, but NEVER on the "spa" side, until this time.  Laa teeee da!

Cindy Bee

PS - Found a peanut found a peanut found a peeeeaaanut just now.....

8 comments:

  1. Wow, what a fun time you had. I love lighthouses too. My daughter goes to that very area lots, or when she can. She lives in Bristol. Hope to see you tomorrow. xoxo,Susie

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  2. Girlfriend, you keep right on preaching about those chemicals!!!!

    Yes, I DO know that stupid peanut song, and its running through my head....found a peanut, found a peanut.......blah, blah, blah :)

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    1. Lol! Darn me...for getting that song stuck in your head!

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  3. If your ears are burning it's because I'm cussing those ear worms you sent our way! I now have the peanut song in one ear and Brandy in the other....
    You keep preaching about the birds and the bees, and all the nasty things chemicals do to them (and us). We need another Rachel Carson, and soon!

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    1. Well I hope I don't have Rachel's fate, but imagine Spring with no Robins. 😞.
      Sorry 'bout the ear worms!

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  4. Hhahahaha! I grew in the UK..sing the peanut song all you like because I CAN'T HEAR IT!!!
    I love harbours...I imagine why the boats have the names they do...choose which boat I would like to have...make believe for awhile.
    Redwings are in decline??? They bring spring here,so people had better STOP using those pesticides.
    Jane x

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  5. You get it Jane...about the harbors. There is a guy trying to get people in some town to stop using pesticides and get the natural cycle of nature back. I hope he can do it. He was the one talking about the red wings.

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Cindy Bee