we drove to ludington yesterday afternoon and spent a little time getting settled. part of this involved a family grocery expedition to meijer, which is always entertaining and horrible at the same time.
i've grown used to the scale of trader joe's and not thinking about food choices. meijer with my family is the opposite.
i woke up this morning to watch the world cup final, but the only station carrying it was univision (a.k.a. the spanish channel). i was not disappointed that brazil won, and it was entertaining to hear the announcers when they scored each "gol."
actually, it was better watching in spanish. i didn't have to listen to the idiotic announcers from ESPN.
this afternoon, we tried a boat that my uncle was thinking about buying. we packed a picnic to go to the sand dunes and tried crossing the lake. unfortunately, this lovely boat had other plans. the engine died several times and we ended up being towed back to his dock. the boat was actually pretty horrible, it looked like something out of a bad movie.
when we got back, we decided to just stay near land. we did experiment with paddle boating, which was another adventure. the dogs tried riding in the boat and when that didn't work, they kept swimming after us. we eventually convinced one (lily) to stay at home, but darbey followed us halfway across the bayou until we pulled her aboard.
my mom and sister had a ridiculous time trying to get out of the deep water and back on the boat. it was very funny. we would not be ideal candidates for surviving a nautical disaster.
the rest of the day was lazy. it is warm and humid.
after dinner, we watched the majestic, despite being heavy handed at times and too long, it was a mildly entertaining diversion.
I'm in Michigan, humid land of a thousand mosquitos. By the end of next week, I'll probably have some good old fashioned west nile encephalitis.