V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N … in the summertime…

That was a song we knew as kids — or rather, a jingle — to be sung with glee and gusto on the last day of school. I wish I could reproduce the tune here, ’cause that’s how I felt today. Today was the last day of work for two whole weeks; once I see the little gal safely ensconced at camp on Sunday, I am officially vacationing.

Vacation means only one thing — wonderful, wondrous Michigan!
Dear home state, land of myriad treasures and simple beauty.

lake superior waves
wild waves on superior…

lake huron sunrise
serene sunrises reflecting on huron…

da yoopers
tourist traps you can’t pass up…

beach pea
and natural surprises springing up everywhere…

the majestic mystery of a lighthouse, standing steadfast against wind and time…

lake superior vista
and the endless vistas seen from the tower, the lake calling out to my heart…

That call resonates within me all year long… in sleep and in waking hours; now I can heed the call and journey home.

Wishing you all a wonderful, wondrous vacation too —
whenever and wherever it may be!! 🙂



  1. Raaga said

    am here now Linda. Vacations are always fun, aren’t they? Glad you had fun.

    Thanks, Raaga — it was lots of fun indeed! Your egg roast looks very yummy 🙂

  2. sunita said

    The pictures are really soothing my senses…could actually feel the waves lashing at my feet.

    Sunita, it’s worth the trip to get a look at those waves — hope you can go sometime! 🙂

  3. indosungod said

    Lucky Linda, have fun and enjoy yourself. You are making me want to visit Michigan too, love those waves on Lake Superior all that fresh water. Will beat hands down swimming in the ocean with all that salt water I bet.

    ISG, when you are ready to visit Michigan, I will go along too and show you around! I think you’d love the lake 🙂

  4. Asha said

    Is that you Linda in the last photo? Your son looks like you!! Good to see at last,you pretty woman!:)
    Pics are beautiful,I love the Sunrise photo.I planning to go to the beach too on the 18th for 3 days. Enjoy your vacation,see you when you come back.Hugs to you!:)

    Hi Asha, I hope you’re still enjoying your beach break as I write! I know how much you love the shore. Have to get over to FH and Aroma quick as a wink, check up on you! And yes, that’s me dear… hugs to you too 🙂

  5. Nupur said

    Have lots and lots of fun! And bring us back more gorgeous pictures 🙂

    Thank you Nupur — saw briefly on One Hot Stove you’re scaling back some and I guess I don’t blame you! The kitchen project looks great — hope I can contribute something worthy 🙂

  6. Laavanya said

    Great pics.. have a great vacation Linda.

    Thanks so much Laavanya — it was wonderful indeed 🙂

  7. sharmi said

    finally I got to see you. hope you had a great time. the pics are so nice. thanks for sharing.

    Aw, thank you Sharmi! I did have a wonderful trip — thanks again 🙂

  8. coffee said

    Have a great time Linda!! and ring back some wonderful pictures for us! 😀

    Thanks Coffee dear — it was grand! Hope you’ve been busy too, I have to get over there and see what you’re up to now 🙂

  9. bhags said

    pics look like somebody’s having a great time ……..enjoy

    Thanks so much, Bhags 🙂

  10. Jyothsna said

    Enjoy your vacations Linda! And bring us some lovel pictures!

    Thank you Jyothsna — you’re a big inspiration with your gorgeous travelogues! 🙂

  11. neroli said

    Dear Linda, your joy is contagious: one can’t be but happy in reading your post. Thank you—and enjoy!

    Thank you Neroli — I’m so happy if you got a smile 🙂 Will be around to see you soon!

  12. sia said

    wow!!! 2 weeks hol? i can kill someone for that 😉 enjoy ur hols and come back rejuvenated and don’t forget to post the pics(i’ll keep reminding u in between;)
    is that u sweetheart in last pic???

    I did come back rejuvenated, Supriya, thank you! And wishing for more as usual. Never enough of the great lakes for me! And yes, it’s me… way up atop a lighthouse 🙂

  13. sandeepa said

    Hey Linda…Enjoy and have fun

    Thanks Sandeepa — hope all’s well with you! 🙂

  14. mandira said

    linda, have a wonderful vacation in Michigan and if you are close to AA, give me a call and drop by for lunch 🙂

    Hi Mandira — I wish I had been by AA this time, would have loved to pop in and cook up a storm! Thanks for the invitation…. one of these days hope we can do just that! 🙂

  15. sia said

    hey linda,
    hope u r having gr8 time:) i have got something special stored for u at my place. come n collect when u get time:)

    I did have a wonderful time Supriya, and imagine my happy surprise to come back to this sweet comment! Thank you so much for thinking of me — this truly made my day :):)

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