We were up early this morning, trying to head out before traffic gets bad. Snapped this photo of Kirt and Liz, taking a moment to lookout on the lake… one last time, before heading home.
Day trip today, over to Montague Tree Farms in search of an Xmas tree.
One place where I took a ton of photos: Cosmic Candy Company (aka Pentwater Popcorn).
A busy kitchen. And me, just standing off to the side, watching all the action take place. L to R it’s Liz, waiting on some ingredients, Kirt tending to the turkey and potatoes, Izzy prepping biscuits and rolling croissants, Anne checking the cupboards.
I popped awake pretty early today. And after showing, got started in with my work day a bit earlier than normal.
We’re spending Thanksgiving with the Holder family, up at their lakehouse in Whitehall. Liz and I ended up arriving a few days before everyone else, deciding to bring our laptops (and monitors) so that we could still work from home. Albeit from a new/different home.
Travel day, Chicago to Whitehall. I think it’s both pragmatic and ridiculous, the way we transported our computer monitors.
Very slow day overall. Took a nap in the late afternoon, and that pretty much summed up the pace for the day.
After a late breakfast, several of us went to go spend some time helping Kirt work on the new boat he acquired (and is restoring).
With our travel done yesterday afternoon/evening, Liz and I spent the day today working remotely. Which… when you’re already working remotely, where that happens seems like a moot point.
Fast forward a bit, and we’re all hanging out in the yard. Liz has changed and is back on land. And Anne and I decide to play a few rounds of string golf.
I didn’t end up taking a lot of photos this weekend. I was planning, originally, to start that sentence with “sadly” but I’m wondering now if this was a bad thing. I ended up enjoying the moment more, and wasn’t as focused on trying to document the moment.
We were able to make it on the road by 4PM, with our luggage stored in the back and a fresh cup of coffee for me up front. Though this was a vacation, the days prior to today have been very busy for us. I’d say that maybe an hour or two into the drive, I started to relax a little bit. And felt the grip of the previous week loosen, slightly.
A scene from the battle of the siblings, taken to mostly commemorate a minor skirmish. Isabelle had gotten on the float, and then Jackson had tried to use the other float to bop her into the water. His float got away from him, and he was unsuccessful in retrieving it with a paddle.
Isabelle remained safely in the distance.
Wait, I hear you asking… if you’re taking the photo, who’s driving the boat?