Saturday, February 7, 2009

Escaping from Winter

Enough of being stranded in the log cabin. Today we are going to escape from the winter blues. Hurry up, let's get in the boat! Any boat!



Okay, let's pretend it's 78 degrees with a light breeze. We are sailing across Lake Michigan and the water is fairly calm.




We've been sailing for several hours. Can you see the lighthouse from our boat? It's probably time to head back.


Now let's go have some fish & chips! How does that sound?

P.S. Whose boat was that anyways?!

29 comments:

Judy said...

Isn't escaping and dreaming fun to do? That platter of food looked so good to me...especially at this time of the evening when it is soon time for dinner. Do you go boating in the summer? My brother-in-law has a boat and on rare occasions we go with him. It happens to be something we love to do!

Fratzels said...

Your photos certainly do help me forget about the really cold and snowy winter we're having here in New Hampshire! Your blog is a great resource.

Todd - Home Construction Improvement

reliv4life said...

that was fun, I have wanted to do that all my life! thanks!! seriously though, could be have some fish and chips right now? I mean for real, not in the pretend world.

Charli and me said...

Beautiful photos and the fish and chips....They look so delicious. I hope spring arrives soon.

George said...

Thanks for taking us along on the cruise. Those fish and chips look as if they will really hit the spot!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a great escape! I loved the boat ride. This brings back such great memories of summer in Michigan.
xo
Penny

Cedar ... said...

What a fun post,... I've been sailing a few times when vacationing on Cape Cod and in Maine. It is a wonderful experience. Thanks for the bit of summer and refreshing the memories!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow Shelley, I loved that day on Lake Michigan. I'm sure those people didn't miss their boat, ya think????? ha ha..

You know me.. I'm the one who wanted to see that lighthouse.. I like lighthouses ALMOST as much as I do waterfalls (well, not really, but I do like them!!)... ha

The fish and chips dinner was delicious also. AND to think, I ate alot and didn't gain a pound!!! How 'bout that?

Now--I hate to tell you this, but now you are STUCK in that log cabin. How can that be????? I feel SO sorry for you. NOT!!!! ha

Thanks for the journey.
Hugs,
Betsy

Shellmo said...

Judy - We don't have a boat but hope to get a small one this year! :-)

Fratzels - Thank you for coming by! I'm sure it's snowy where you're at too! :)

Michele - I have been CRAVING fish & chips for some reason. Let's go!

Charli - I think this is the 1st time that I am literally counting down the minutes till spring!

George - they were excellent! Next is dessert!

Penny - I'm glad to bring you summer memories!!

cedar - have always wanted to visit the east coast....one day!!

Betsy - you're right - I don't deserve any sympathy for the log cabin part! ha,ha! But I am longing for some sun.....

Jen said...

That sure beats a trip to Long John Silvers!

JyLnC said...

Just a few more months! We saw a lighthouse so similar to that one when we vacationed in Mackinaw City years ago. I wonder if it was the same one.

This Country Girl said...

Who cares? It was fun! Thanks for the trip! That was beautiful!

Tammy

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Aww, that was so fun..

you're so cute.

dAwN said...

Thanks for the ride! Loved the fish and chips.

Cassie said...

Sailing on clear waters. How relaxing that is. The fish looked tastey too! Have a great weekend.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

We boat in the summer here on the Mononghela river and there is nothing better then stopping along the way and finding something to eat:)
Rondell

Constance said...

Disclaimer:
This has NOTHING to do with your post.

Today Dave & I went down to the Dallas Convention Center for the Log Home Expo. We were SOOOOO disappointed!!!! They canceled but we didn't know about it. As recent as last night when I was on the website checking for times, it still showed it for this weekend. We were VERY unhappy! At least for us, it was only a 35 minute drive. We ran into another couple just like us, only they had driven up from Houston, 5 hours away! GRR!! Apparently it's been rescheduled for Sept. I'm so miffed though, I might boycott it!
Connie

Oh yeah, how is YOUR weekend? Ha Ha

Karen said...

I LOVE IT!!!! I'm going to do that with a cabin!!!
;) Karen

Shellmo said...

Jen - LOL! Is that restaurent still around even?

JyLync - this lighthouse is at Whitefish Point in the U.P. Beautiful place!

tammy - glad you enjoyed the trip!

Terri - I am so restless for warmer weather!

Dawn - Glad you like fish & chips too!

Cassie - I'm all about fun and relaxtion! :)

Rondell - your boat sounds like fun too!!

Connie - I feel so bad for you! How disappointing to drive all that way!!!

Karen - Boats and cabins seem to go together! LOL!

ctlogcabin said...

Hi Shelley ~~
I just love to play pretend, and you my dear are a Master....loved the whole day, boat ride, site-seeing, and dinner. Perfect !! Was there wine and strawberries in front of the fire when we got home ?? lol
Hugs ~ Connie xox

Sandy said...

That was fun and it ended so well!

Dawnie said...

i'm afraid of boats so i skipped the ride and drove that fish fry! OMG does that look good...i want THAT!

74WIXYgrad said...

Shelley, I have a dedication for you on my blog.

grammy said...

Thanks for the boat trip. Very pretty. And so warm (o:

country gal said...

Ahhhhh..... I want summer. I miss the cold water cooling me down and the sun beating down on my face and all that great stuff about Spring and Summer.

Love, Joy =D

Jessica said...

Is that lighthouse at White Fish Point? If it is, we've been there. Great place!

Thanks for the escape....

Ginger said...

I would go boating with you in 78* weather right now!!!! And I would definitely stop and have fish and chips too. Haven't had any for so long (can't find anywhere in my town that serves it).

Knatolee said...

Oh oh oh, fish and chips!! I loooove fish and chips (having had English/Irish parents didn't help!) And these look delicious. Bring on summer!

JANE said...

Now I'm hungry,love fish and chips!!