Tuesday, March 10, 2009

First Visit of the Year

After a winter of travel around that country that took me 8400 miles and to 22 states outside of Michigan, I'm anxious to return to the UP. This Friday I'm heading north. I will be visiting my parents who live right in the Soo. We don't open our cabin up until May but I don't know if I should go out there just to check on the place. A couple of thoughts-there may be too much snow to get in the driveway and get the door open. We visited in April once and had to shovel snow away from the door to get it open. That isn't fun. And secondly, if I go out there, I will want so badly to stay.

I know it is just a few months until we will be there and I can't wait. Once shipping season opens, there is no good reason not to be there except cold, snow and the fact that I am still working down here in the 'south'.


Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to your reports of the shipping season. I sent you a link to an article that Dirty Jobs is going to film a segment at the locks. I enjoy your blog.

Sault Boat Watcher said...

Thanks for the comment and the link. The Dirty Jobs crew is in the Sault right now filming a segment for next year on maintenance of the Locks. I'll post about it right away.

I'm glad you enjoy the shipping reports. I'm trying to set up a link so I know what ships are passing even if I'm away from the Sault. That would be exciting for me.

Cathy Clementz said...

Welcome back to winter! I sure wish the photo you posted was what it looked like now...you are a tease, aren't you??!!

Anxious to follow your blog this season!

Sault Boat Watcher said...

CC, Thanks. You noticed I hadn't taken the picture recently.:) I will be up there this weekend and hope to get a more up-to-date photo. I talked to my parents yesterday and my dad had just returned from chasing the trash can that was speeding down the street from the wind and at that time they couldn't see their neighbor's house across the street because of blowing snow. Doesn't sound like spring to me.