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That was a great trip through the past for me. I've been across the Macinac Bridge and to the Island a couple of times. Northern Michigan is beautiful. Like you, I would rather be there than in Detroit.

We have blue herons that visit a lake nearby. It was a special day when they showed up. Take care of yourself.

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May 4Liked by Ramona Grigg

What amazing pictures! Love seeing a slice of your life!

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Thanks for coming along!

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May 4Liked by Ramona Grigg

I love the U.P. And Drummond Island. Great article!

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Salties! I do love a local term of art. If I'd known that one , I'd have worked it into The Women of the Copper Country for sure.

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Oh my gosh. Damned teeth!

I'd be back there like a shot. That peace and beauty. Cities pale and pall.

I am in the city three days of each week at the moment and I cringe and feel low. But once I see the coast, it's like a shot in the arm and I know that tomorrow, instead of road traffic, I will hear birds and waves. I'm guessing you might feel the exact same feeling.

One other thing, Ramona - maybe you needed to be away just now to move you forward through the mire of grief. Maybe when you return to the lake, it will be a softer, kinder companion... I hope so.

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May 5Liked by Ramona Grigg

We used to vacation in Door County, WI which is somewhat similar. My BIL is from Calumet out on the tip of the UP where he told me "we have 6 months of winter and 6 months of tough sledding!"

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Lovely, I can see why you want to be there!

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How delightful of you to share a trip down memory lane Ramona. Love the photos and the stories they embellish. We have a Blue Heron Reserve here where I live and they are such a spectacular bird. - https://www.chilliwackblueheron.com/herons/ - I will have to post some photos along the way. In the meantime, please know that I do "hear you" and understand about missing Ed. I think at this 4 1/2 year mark I've finally realized the "missing" probably never leaves but perhaps the intensity lessens? Sending loving energy your way.

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