Where in the World? Tahquamenon Falls, That’s Where!

Don’t let the title of my new blog carnival fool you: I have not traveled the world! But I do love to travel, and so I started “Where in the World? Wednesdays” to tell you about some of the places I’ve been. I may also include some tips on traveling with kids or show you some of the places around my home town, and I invite you to do the same!

Last summer we spent quite a bit of time exploring the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Ed decided he wanted to visit Tahquamenon Falls. Was it because these impressive falls are one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi? Was it because this is the land of Longfellow’s Hiawatha: “by the rushing Tahquamenaw” Hiawatha built his canoe?

No, it was because of the Tahquamenon Falls Brewery right next to the falls. There’s nothing Ed likes better than a good microbrewery! Leave it to Ed to plan our vacation around beer. The brown tinge to the water is not caused by all that beer; instead, it is a natural coloring called tannin from the cedar, spruce and hemlock swamps that drain into the river.

And here I am, trying to look calm and relaxed on my wonderful vacation with a squirmy toddler and an ornery preschooler, right in front of the huge DANGER sign. I think I needed that beer more than Ed.

Now it’s your turn! Grab a button and tell us where YOU’ve been! We want to know!

Next week, I’m going to write about my favorite BEACH. So think sun, think sand, think swimming! Write a post about your favorite beach! (Don’t go to the beach? Don’t worry! Write about any place you want to, and come link up your post anyway!)

Happy traveling!

Garage Sale Find on Take Me Back Tuesday!

I love looking at old pictures and old photo albums. About a year ago, my bloggy friend Bex at Adventures of the Grigg Boys hosted a meme called Funky Foto Flashback, where we shared old photos. Life got busy for Bex, and so she hasn’t been blogging as much lately. (I still love you, Bex!)

Just recently I discovered LT at A Day With Two, and she hosts “Take Me Back Tuesday,” which will fulfill my need to scan in those old pictures!

A Day With Two

This past weekend was garage sale weekend. Literally. It was a special weekend for garage sales in our town, and so we went to at least 25 sales and missed the other 200. At one of the first sales I went to, I found this Norman Rockwell collector’s plate:

The title of this plate is “A Young Man’s Dream”. I’ve always loved Norman Rockwell’s illustrations; they are so nostalgic. I love this plate…see the decorative border? This plate reminds me of this photo:

It is a picture of my dad, probably taken by my mom, while he was a vicar in Houston, Texas. So of course, I had to have this plate!

Next week, I’ll tell you the story about a plate I don’t even own. This plate is called “Making Believe at the Mirror”.


On Wednesday, I’m starting something new, and I hope you’ll join me! I’ll be writing about a place I’ve been, and I hope you will, too. Then just link up your post, and we’ll travel the world together! (Or maybe we’ll just go out on the town!) Whether you’ve traveled the country or stepped out to your own backyard, share with us: Where in the world are you? Photos are a plus!

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