Today was my long driving day from Davison up to Sault Ste Marie, also known as the Soo by Michiganders!
How do I know it is nearing October?
We followed a truck pulling loads of pumpkins….first seeing the bed of the pickup loaded with the beautiful orange orbs of autumn ---
And behind him, a longer trailer just LOADED!
Where is he going with these beauties?
Where were they grown?
And don’t pumpkins just make you feel all homey and comfy, imagining the yummy smells of pumpkin-flavored-things baking and brewing in the kitchen?
The rest of the pumpkins..in watermelon boxes!
Our drive was a beautiful one…the sky a vivid blue and the sunshine uninterrupted ---the further north we went, the more brilliantly colored the trees became!
Brilliant reds and oranges!
Golds and browns amongst the greens!
Autumn glory on both sides of I-75 North!
Ann and I stopped off in Gaylord where I switched vehicles! Kari came down from Sault Ste Marie to carry me the rest of the way to my next destination.
We all enjoyed Delphine’s Quilt Shop ((More photos to come in another post)) and enjoyed a bite of lunch at a local diner before hitting the road again.
More color further north!
Before I knew it we were crossing the Mackinac bridge!
Remember last May when I was here??
I had crossed this bridge in May on a shuttle to the little airport in St Ignace so that I could be flown across to Mackinac Island as the ferry wasn’t running!
Read more on that post HERE.
Mackinac Island in the distance…I can see the Grand Hotel!
I have arrived!
This evening I met with some of the guild gals, and was taken down to the Soo Locks to see the ships move in and out of the locks….and a bite out to dinner.
I’m JUST back to my hotel, and yes I know it is late! I’m excited about tomorrow’s Sister’s Choice workshop, and meeting the gals in a large 35 student class…it’s going to be a ball!
I’m still pinching myself that the weather for not only Michigan, but also Ketchikan and New York last week were SO perfect, sunny and warm and unusual for September.
Thank you, Powers-that-be! You knew I had a full month with loads of travel ahead and you paved the way with sunshine!
I’m going to relax a bit tonight, maybe read a bit, watch some TV, and get a good night’s sleep --
Catch you in the morning!