Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Everything is More Fun with Grandkids

This picture was taken yesterday at Birch Point near Brimley. I believe the boat is the Herbert C. Jackson. This picture will be on my computer throughout the long winter days when I'm waiting to get back to the Cabin.

Everything is more fun when it's done with grandchildren. That has been the story of my week. My son, his wife, and 4 children are spending the week with us. Our oldest daughter also joined us for 3 days before returning to North Carolina where she teaches biology in South Rowan High School.

This morning, we got up early and colored, played golf ball toss, flew kites, blew big bubbles, went out on the paddle boat and also went swimming all before 11 AM.

The weather was sunny and promised to be a warm day but since noon it clouded over and the temperature has been falling. The kids are now in long sleeves with sweatshirts- once they come out of the water. This afternoon there was water skiing and tubing. They get out of the water, warm up and then head back in.

Ship traffic has been very slow. Clelia II returned to the Soo this morning and is docked at the Carbide dock. We also saw the Pierson go down and the McCarthy going up.


Bill K. said...

I watched to Walter J McCarthy Jr. come through the locks this evening and saw the Clelia II at the Carbide Docks. James R Barker is coming up to the locks also.

I sent Purvis Marine an E-Mail last night about the Kurt Paul. Received a reply this morning that She is awaiting dock space at Essar Steel Algoma Inc.

That solves the Saltie Mystery.

Bill K. said...

Nice group of kids. If they misbehave just through them in the

Sault Boat Watcher said...

Thanks for the advice about the kids. Tonight, I don't have the energy to throw anyone. :)

Thanks for finding out about the Kurt Paul.

The Adam E. Cornelius is just coming up and is out front now.

Loee said...

Cute kids! This will definitely be a great picture to view all winter!

Lois :-)

Sault Boat Watcher said...

Lois, It is hard to believe it is August already. It will be winter before you know it and we'll be looking at those pictures and remembering these wonderful days.