Four Day Stress Away Getaway

| 8/11/2017 9:13:00 AM

Country Moon

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As much as I love summer, sometimes it feels futile to try and keep up with everything. The yard continually needs mowed and trimmed. The garden, it seems, is a daily rotation of herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide. All vegetables are starting to come on, a couple of this and a couple of that, but not enough yet to really get into canning. It is never ending. So, what is a person supposed to do? Go on vacation!

Even though the garden and yard are labors of love, sometimes just getting away for a few days provides a whole new outlook on things. That is exactly what we did. We put the tools away, took one final inspection around the yard, loaded a bag in the truck, and headed north, leaving everything  totally in God’s hands for a few days.

Choosing the direction was easy. We are going east for a family reunion in a couple of weeks, when we go west we want to go further than you can go in just a couple days, and south would have been way too hot. That left only one choice.

Our destination was Split Rock Lighthouse at Two Harbors, Minnesota. It’s funny how things work out sometimes. Even though that was our destination, we saw so many spectacular things on the way and our destination was not quite what we had planned.

We drove to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, always a favorite getaway spot because of the peace of the slower pace. Since we had already seen most of the attractions, we headed for the seclusion of the Porcupine Mountains, located 3 miles from Silver City on M-107. Known as the “Porkies,” they offer towering virgin timber, secluded lakes, and miles of wild rivers. It is one of the few remaining large wilderness area in the Midwest. While there, we met a young couple who told us how stunning the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior off the north shore of Wisconsin are.

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