No, it’s not the end of MJM or cat pictures or mom stories.
It’s the end of vacation. Boo.
I have not set foot in my office since August 7th. I will be returning tomorrow, August 18th. Boo.
During this time away, I spent time with family, baked bread, stole away for bike rides, hit the pool at the gym, visited with a few friends, went to the Michigan State Fair and tried to relax.
On Monday, relaxation is over. Boo.
On the upside, I have a few photos from the week, most of them from the area bike trails. I may have mentioned this before: We really have very scenic walking/bike trails locally and statewide. Natasha, the neighbor and I have been discovering a few this summer and Saturday was no exception. Natasha and I took a 90 minute drive to go biking and buy bacon from a well-known business in northern Wisconsin. Score on both accounts.
For your viewing pleasure and as a way for me to relive this past week, here are a few photos that tell the vacation story.
August 9th. Newport Beach State Park, Door County Peninsula – A lovely five and half mile hike with brother and his girlfriend. Beautiful day!
One of the relaxation moments of the week. Wine. Nectar of the relaxation gods.
August 13th. Wiouwash State Trail. It was me, a few other bikers, a few horses, horse apples and a nice view.
August 14th. Upper Michigan State Fair. Cows, pigs, deep-fried Oreos, rides that make me sick, and Blood, Sweat & Tears (feat. Bo Bice).
August 16th. Mountain Bay State Trail, near Wausau, WI. A leisurely afternoon of biking and bacon procurement. Mountain Bay is a trail worth a return trip to view leaf colors in the fall and extend biking season just a bit longer.
Readers, have you had a good season thus far? Any fun vacations to report?