Tuesday, July 21, 2009


This past week we took Alice to Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in the Muskegon, Michigan area. The camp is situated in a beautiful pine forest.

"Schubert" is the cabin in which Alice bunked.

A panoramic shot of the inside of Schubert Cabin.

A note from Genevieve, a Blue Lake camper who bunked on Alice's cot during the first Summer session. She stayed over for the second two week session but had to change cabins. Alice and Genevieve quickly became friends

The cluster of cabins which make up a unit.

Getting some last minute texting in before cellphone use is forbidden at camp.

Pam and Alice at Texas Roadhouse for lunch before heading back to camp for the duration.


After leaving Alice at Blue Lake, Pam and I drove to Eastern Michigan to visit Pam's Uncle, but before leaving the Muskegon area we drove to the beach along Lake Michigan.

The Eastern shore of Lake Michigan. It was a beautiful day and the lake was absolutely stunning. This was the first time I had seen it, and to say I was awestruck is an understatement.

I'm sitting by the lake, looking like I do this all the time.

Pam and her Uncle Kenneth

Pam's Uncle Kenneth has twenty six varieties of apples in his orchard.

Kenneth lives near the beautiful town of Frankenmuth, "Michigan's Little Bavaria."

One of the highlights of Frankenmuth is Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, a store the size of 1 1/2 football fields filled with Christmas gifts and trimmings.

"Merry Christmas" in Russian and "Happy New Year" in Ukrainian.

To top off our trip to Frankenmuth we had dinner at Zehnder's, a restaurant I highly recommend and intend to return to someday to eat the entire portion of the "Chicken Liver Plate," with all the sides.