|Zak goes for a kayak ride|
Last August, when Daniel arrived from China for a year of 'home assignment', my brothers and I gathered at the cabin in Au Train for a week. This year we returned there for ten days, just before he goes back to China for a five year term. Last August, we were looking forward to the coming year. Now we are looking back on it. It's been great to have him in the US, and we're already looking forward to (and planning for) his next home assignment!
Beach time, kayaking, berry picking, day trips to Tahquamenon Falls, Whitefish Point, and Grand Island, and many games of Rummikub filled our time together.
|Sharing - corgi style|
Back at the cabin, they thrived on all the attention. Zak was always able to find someone to throw the ball or scratch his years.
|Some lovin' from Dan|
|Hanging out with Tim|
There were plenty of tummy rubs and ear scratches for her too.
|Back yard campfire|
|Plenty of sand to dig in|
|Stopping to say Hi to Paul Bunyan|
We made a few stops on our trip to and from the Upper Peninsula. I have a picture of Princess and Dee with Paul Bunyan from some years back so of course I needed the same photo with Scarlett and Zak. And the day we went home was a hot one - so we cooled off with a stop in Duluth and a walk around Canal Park. We've had a busy but fun summer. There has been a nip of Fall in the air the past few days. The forecast of El Nino means we could have a mild winter here in the Upper Midwest. At least that's what we're hoping for!
|Canal Park, Duluth|