Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Spectacular Sunrise

We had a spectacular sunrise over Sugar Island this morning. The sun is coming up later now and so I get to see it more often. In June, the day was breaking between 5 and 5:30 AM and that was just a bit too early for life here at the Cabin. Back home, when I'm working, I'm up and out to run or walk by that time. I have my walking friends and my running buddy and so I get out most days of the week. But the sun is making her appearance around 6 AM now so I am getting to enjoy it.

My bedroom faces the river so the first thing I saw this morning, after my eyes focused, was the sun above the Edwin H Gott as she silently slipped up the St. Marys River which was as smooth as glass. There were a few wisps of fogs sitting on the water. This makes one of those mornings I would like to hang on to all year but with everything in nature, it is fleeting and gone in a few short minutes.

Yesterday, I observed the Burns Harbor before leaving the cabin for a day in the Soo. I saw the Canadian Olympic entering the Locks while going to Pullar Stadium for the annual Chili Cook-off for the United Way. It was a great time and so wonderful to see a community event so well-supported by many Soo citizens. You wouldn't believe the many different kinds of chili in just three categories-hot, mild and white.

I'm off on a new adventure this morning. We're heading home to Caledonia so I can get ready for this weekend. I'll be attending the NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway as a reporter. I will be representing the website Insider Racing I've been writing a weekly column for them since February 2008 and I'm really looking forward to this time at the track. I will keep you posted how it goes. I'll also be posting on Facebook under Brenda Hoath Benedict and Twitter under

Bill, can you keep us posted about boat traffic for the next week. I'll also be working for three days while we're home. I'm a literacy coach for Grand Rapids Public Schools. This is a part-time job where I assist classroom teachers as they work to build the reading and writing schools of their students. My work has mainly been in three Hispanic elementary schools which I just love. This next year is still up in the air because I'm working under a grant and every year is different.

One last thought this morning. Yesterday Tom and I saw the movie Julie and Julia. I loved it, of course, because it was about blogging. Tom found it a little slow moving (meaning no car chases or killing) but thought it was ok. Have any of you seen it? I'm going out to get Julia Child's book-Mastering the Art of French Cooking as soon as a Barnes and Noble comes into sight!


Cathy Clementz said...

I was looking for a photo of that sunrise!!!

Sounds like you've got a lot going on! Have fun and be safe down with the flatlanders!

Bill K. said...

I saw it last week. I thought it was wife says it is a chick flick...I told her it brought out my feminine I am a fan of both stars so it was fun. Several other cute movies are coming soon also.

I just got back in town. I spent the last 2 days at the VA Center in Iron Mountain. It was a good trip. I got a lot done. Hopefully they have enough information now to process my upgrade in disability.

I will be gone again on Tuesday for the day. I have to run over to Petosky to get my artificial leg worked on. My son and his family are coming going over to so we may make a day of it. I love the waterfront park there.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Sault Boat Watcher said...

Cathy, A picture would have been a good idea but that early in the morning, good ideas don't come that easily. Hope you are still busy with some interesting stories for us.

Sault Boat Watcher said...

Bill, Thanks for the update. Hope all is well with you and your appointments.