I'm sitting here in my room with a wonderful view of the river running by the lodge. This is such a peaceful place. The location of the lodge is ideal as it is an hour away from so many things. We went on a pictured rocks excursion on pontoon boats on Wednesday. It was quite freezing out on that water. They warned me that it would be cold, but I thought sweatshirt and pants would be enough. I'm not sure that a winter jacket would have been enough - it was COLD!! We still got some great pictures...I'm just not sure everyone thought it was as fun as it could have been if it was a bit warmer. I'm glad we didn't do the kayak option - that was originally the plan.
Yesterday we went to Marquette. I had been there twice I think with Dave. I remember going up on this mountain and looking at this amazing view. I didn't know where it was though - so we went to Presque Isle. That was very pretty and I'm glad we went there. However - Malea and Kelly went on this trail that I thought I was going to meet them at. Turned out that it didn't end up in the same place I thought. I had to walk back and find them - since the road is one way. I ended up doing a bit of trail walking back to the car. It was nice.
Today I met a friend of mine for lunch and then the family went to check out one of the waterfalls nearby to get a big group picture. I'm hoping that turns out well.
I kept thinking that Dave would have been proud of me. Malea, despite throwing a fit at first about going to Marquette, really had fun out on the trails. She had fun today in the waterfalls - since you could go pretty far walking in the little river. Keagan was walking in the water though and ended up in a deep spot and was really scared. I was freaking out trying to get to him. He did great and swam to safety - but wouldn't go back in after that. I keep wondering if I should do a vacation he would have hated - it is hard to do so many things he loved - especially things we did together. I want the kids to honor him though as well - and since they are adventurers like him - I have to suck it up. It is just so emotional.
Update on FMLA - I submitted the paperwork that the Dr. sent to my work. I Just got word that it wasn't approved - so I have to see if my Dr. can fix it. I'm just not sure what I'm going to do. This vacation has helped - but I'm getting close to a breaking point and I'm not sure what I can do - without this break.
One more day of vacation and then we head back home on Sunday. I'm not looking forward to the long drive, the unpacking and then back to work the next day. My week is already super packed....and none of that includes working on my house :(
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