Showing posts from 2018

Onaway State Park, Michigan

Onaway State Park, Michigan. a 158 acre state park in Presque Isle County, Michigan. This is one of Michigan oldest state parks, 3622 M-211, Onaway, MI. 49765, (989)733-8279, A pretty quiet park. I enjoy some quiet time. That 1st shot so says it all for me, give me a book and I am set. Just to get away and just zone out. Get away from the noise the phones and all that jazz. We did some kayaking was a gorgeous area to row around. I love finding a moment like that when my hubby is kayaking and the sunset is just right and zap that photo!!! We actually made the point to take 2 different kayakin' trip that day. It was such a great water day. Hope you are well today. Take Care. Thank you for stopping by today. Be Well & Be Blessed!! Beth ( ;

New Presque Isle Lighthouse, Michigan

Had to do a bit of some research there are 3 different lighthouses with similar names, just so you know this is: New Presque Isle Lighthouse, Michigan. I recall now when doing this research that the hubby did say that there were several with the same name, made at different times and only this 1 was easy enough at the season to get close enough, if I am thinking of the right lighthouse, 1 you have to do some off-roading to even see it up close, I think some real walking too ... this is the New one. Built in 1870, east of the Grand Lake, sits on the namesake peninsula. it is one of the 149 lighthouses in Michigan. Can you imagine, that many lighthouses, I gotta go see what Virginia has??! I can not imagine that mean. Michigan is just too cool!!! 4500 E Grand Lake Road, Presque Isle, MI 49777, height: 108', (989) 595-9917. What was super cool about the internet while finding all these tidbits ... there is a 360 (or is it 460 view, any who??! I think you know what I mean.) view insi…

South Higgins Lake State Park, Michigan

South Higgins Lake State Park, Michigan, These were great waters to kayak in ... so crisp and clear. Folks always are shocked we go kayakin' in cold weather, we have yet to go overboard, KNOCK ON WOOD, such fun to see the water wild life, so fun ... a totally different experience than what is out there in the warmer days. so fun!!! We love Michigan. Such a gorgeous state, we were there September 2017. The park was pretty empty a few campers. Thank you for stopping by. Take care. Be Well & Be Blessed!!! Beth ( ;

Stain Glass

Last week I did share this beauty inside and out I wanted to really showcase the stain glass windows. Linking up to "InSPIREd Sunday", come join us, we would love to have ya!! I have yet again run out of churches, this was the 1 beauty we saw last year of 2017. I gotta search out some more churches to share... Such amazing details. Please enjoy!! I wish you could get up even closer to really check it out. WOW WEE!! so so gorgeous. I am always amazed by stain glass, brings back such memories of when I was a kid, suppose to be listening to the preacher doing his sermon but I was dreaming and just staring at the stain glass windows, was I the only one? I can't be, right??!!!?!? The folks at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, in Frankenmuth, Michigan, really know how to celebrate the big day. Thanks, for visiting. Be Well & Be Blessed!!! Beth ( ;

Bronner's Christmas Wonderland

Bronner's Christmas Wonderland 25 Christmas Lane Frankenmuth, MI. 48734 (989)652-9931
"Bronner's Christmas Wonderland is a retail store in Frankenmuth, Michigan that promotes itself as the "World's Largest Christmas Store."  If you love Christmas, like I do you have gotten check this retail store out, such fun! If you are wanting some unique Christmas decor you will have a real ball. Can't wait to share the chapel with ya. You will love it so. I'll share that on Saturday. SO fancy!! I loved this visit, SO fun!!! Just a heads up ...they do not have any Tigger ornaments, such a letdown for me, I was so heartbroken ... I am pretty picking when picking out ornaments, I have a very slender tall tree about 7 to 8 feet tall ... so I have to be selective ...or my tree will tip over. LOL!! Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Have a great day!! Be Well & Be Blessed!!! Beth ( ;

Silent Night Memorial Chapel, Michigan

While visiting the Bronner's Christmas Wonderland in Frankmuth, Michigan, I'll share that post on Tuesday, Please do check it out, so fun!!! ...we walked a bit over from the store to visit this beautiful. A plaque outside the building it says this note here: "Wally & Irene Bronner and Family are grateful to the City Government and Visitor's Bureau of Oberndorf, Austria for granting permission to erect in Frankenmuth, Michigan a replica of the original Silent Night Memorial Chapel" What a beauty. Inside is encased by glass, so hopefully that shadow doesn't take away from the inside beauty, kind of difficult to get some shots through glass, but a photographer like me does what she has to do, LOL!! I was not the only person snapping shots. Such a cutie. Very cute!!! Next week I'll share some the stain glass windows. I am happy to be able to share a church again ...I have not had any in so long ... I have so much missed visiting all you church friends ..…

Matagorda Bay Nature Park, Texas

Hey there folks!!! Matagorda Bay Nature Park, Matagorda, Texas, I just love typing that word over and over, 'cause it took me forever to learn how to spell it. It is a long tough word. I am curious how they came up with that? I need to goggle it? & find out. We did some biking and hiking while there. By the end of the rally most folks were wearing pants and using bug spray. SO these are a few I wish to share with ya. The bugs were nuts, they loved our Virginia skin and blood. Yummy to them Texan bugs I guess. Hope you are well this week. Take care!! Be Well & Be Blessed!!! Beth ( ;

Texas Critters

While at Matagorda Bay Nature Park, Matagorda, Texas, for a Fiberglass Rally, we took a bird walk ...check out those birds. So amazing, we did view them from what maybe 100 feet or more away. Didn't wanna scare them away. So awesome!!! Apparently with all the recently flooding in Texas, thankfully the park was not damaged (we were concerned we would not be able to have this rally due to that scary flood, but some how the area was totally okay, odd how weather and lands work out?) but as you can see the birds have located new waters that only have recently come to that area within the last few years, due to storms and floods that is a positive of it all 'cause it allows for so many awesome birds to come in and feed. Allowing for folks who love those critters to look on & enjoy!!! I did zoom on in to get those shots. This little toad, frog ... or whatever his/her name might be ...was on our power outlet ...had 2 get his picture. Awesome Critter Moments!!! Thanks for s…

Holbrook Park, Louisiana

Hey there, Hollbrook Park, in Louisiana, this campground was very quiet ...lots of folks camping there, the campground host (a husband and wife, who have been living there for I believe 5 years, He was just so knowledgeable of the area, must see sights and food locations.) was super nice even gave us several types of "boudin", saying we needed to try out a local delicacy. It was spicy, I really enjoyed the ball type which had a coating of something that reminded me of like corn flakes verses the type that was a crunchy type sausage, I am not a fan of that crunch or pop. That's just my opinion. The hubby thought it was okay. Thank you for stopping by. Hope you are well today. Be Well & Be Blessed!!! Take Care!!! Beth ( ;

Point Betsie Lighthouse

Point Betsie Lighthouse 3701 Point Betsie Rd, Frankfort, Michigan, 49635
I am such a fan of lighthouses, can you tell that? We had a ball check out a bunch out while in Michigan back in September, 2017. When I have the ability to share vlog/videos again I will get some wave beachie vlog/videos to share with you all. No luck on that one yet, nuts. Still trying. I love visiting beaches when they are super empty, my kind of beach moment. Quiet, serene, did I mention nobody was around. PERFECT!!! Be Well & Be Blessed. Take care. Beth ( ;

Grand Haven South Pierhead Inner Light

Grand Haven South Pierhead Inner Light, Grand Haven, Michigan 

Do you ever make your pics postcards? This one just called for being super creative... These views made me feel that I should have written on them "Wish You Were Here"  ...hope you are well and staying super warm. Cool if you wish. Maybe you love the rain? or snow? Thanks for stopping by. Which do you prefer mountains or beach scenes? Be Well & Be Blessed!!! Take care. Beth ( ;

Little Sable Point Light

Petite Pointe Au Sable Lighthouse "Little Sable Point Light" 287 N Lighthouse Dr, Mears, MI 49436
Hey there friends, thanks for stopping by today. When we stopped by this lighthouse, we were the only one there, who doesn't love an empty beach to think a bit, enjoy the day or just take a stroll ...then suddenly this RV opened up as a gift shop and folks started showing up. I guess we were just a bit early for the later crowd. Such a gorgeous lighthouse. Be Well & Be Blessed!! Take care. See ya again soon. Beth ( ;  

Grand Haven State Park

Grand Haven State Park, Grand Haven, Michigan ...the major positive of this state park, just a hop skip and a jump and you are at the beach, we met a real nice lady while we were sitting on a bench enjoying this sunset. It is always fun to meet friendly folks while you camp out  ...imagine if you will a parking lot full of spaces, you can hear your neighbor breathe, not much space to veg out in, you are just that close, you back in and then you are there. Not real atmosphere, but if you are a beach & sunset fan you will love this park!!! Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Be Well & Be Blessed!!! Beth ( ;

Santee State Park

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Here's hoping this 2018, will be so amazing for each of you, have you made any plans? Santee State Park, Santee, South Carolina, this was our 3 or 4 trip to this state park, a gorgeous area of South Carolina ...we were meeting friends, we had been to a Casita rally in Matagorda, Texas ...heading home after this camping event, which we had great weather there, shorts and short sleeve weather. Amazing how it changed so quickly, in early December 2017. I will be sharing those pics soon enough ...just you wait!! When you plan trips you plan for great weather. Do folks normally think rain? We do, we want good weather please. It was so cold and pouring rain with lots of wind. But we made do ...we made foods together we had chili and salad, hot dogs one night, and stay a lot in their camper, so much bigger than ours. So fun, no matter the weather. No kayaking at this park during the rain. Thanks, for stopping by, hope you are well. Be Well & Be Blessed!!! Beth ( ;