Chilled to the Bone

Written by on 29 December, 2013 in Blog with 0 Comments

South Haven, MI overlooking the light house.

When in Rome… so when the Italians come to Michigan off to a Great Lake.  In our case, we live closer to Lake Michigan which is the third largest of the five freshwater lakes, but boasts as the largest freshwater lake fully inside the USA boarders.  Don’t confuse it with your neighborhood lake, it extends for thousands of miles.  Looking across Lake Michigan is like looking across the Atlantic Ocean; you can not see the other side of the lake because it is 22,300 sq mi (58,000 km2).  Its majestic width is 118 miles and together the five Great Lakes provide fresh water to over 40 million people.  The Great Lakes surrounding Michigan provide over 21% of the worlds freshwater.  Enough boasting about Michigan.

Want to see people shiver, take them to a Great Lake in the winter time.  It’s called chilled to the bone.  Definitely a new description to cold.  Want to see fools?  Take them to a Great Lake and watch families walk out on the pier to the light house in late December.  It keeps the news teams and divers busy digging corps out if lucky, or they wash ashore in spring.  The Great Lakes are beautiful, but they are very powerful and not to be underestimated.  They should really be one of the great wonders of the world, because there is nothing else like them on Earth.  

Beauty in the drive to South Haven, and an exquisite drive back through Saugatuck.  Both towns are meticulous and alluring down to the details of quaint small towns.  It was a perfect day for a drive and to spend time with family.  Marsha and Luida are now off on another adventure of small town places my children frequent including where they graduated high school.  

Luida and Antonia will be with us another three days, and I will certainly miss them when they are gone.  They’ve been a welcome distraction from everyday life.


“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”  Matthew 6:34 ESV


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