I have two sisters (along with two brothers-in-law) and when we talked a few months back about our volunteer gig up here at the lighthouse, we all decided it would be a great place to get together for a couple days.
Betsy and Bob live in Owosso Michigan while Marilynn and Rick came up from Jacksonville Florida.
The lighthouse is closed on Mondays and we asked for Tuesday as our other day off this week so we had two days with all of us together.
Although their visit was short, we all enjoyed our time together. Kathy and I gave them a private tour of the lighthouse, the tower, and the pilot house. Later in the day we drove on in to the beautiful town of Rogers City where we stopped at the quarry overlook at the Calcite Limestone Mine.
After that we headed back into town to give them a treat at The Painted Lady, an eclectic shop offering unique hand painted pottery, ladies sun dresses and lakeside accessories, jewelry, picture framing service, children’s toys, and my favorite Ashby’s Ice Cream and all sorts of coffee drinks.
It’s always great being with family and we all look forward to the next time in the spring of ’24 in Jacksonville.