Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Saturday On Sunday

Saturday on Sunday?
Confused, are you?
Well, these pictures
were taken Saturday
but posted today..
Get it?

We traveled many miles.
From Munising to Marquette,
from Marquette back to 
Munising and onward
to Grand Marias.

We love Marquette's old
historical section.
This house overlooks 
Lake Superior.
This one sits overlooking 
Marquette Harbor. 
As does this one...
MyHero loves these
old quarried stone buildings.
My favorite part of 
Marquette?
Scaling THIS hill.
Can you see why?
However, don't you worry about me
falling down that hill on my butt.
As you can see,
they DO have a drive through.
Thank you, Lord.

From there we headed to 
Grand Marias, MI.
Oh.So.Pretty.
And, as we stopped for
a quick break
I spotted a natural
CROSS
that made me smile.
Do you see it?
Cool, huh?

Almost as cool as this..
Ever seen a building built
like a Pickle Barrel before?
Nah-Not me!
And how many of these 
little old diners are left?
Not many~
And what you may ask
was the best sight of the day.
Well, it was one that made
me smile.
Back at the ranch hotel,
I spotted 
SOMEONE
in his bedtime attire
with one slight addition.
Can you spot it?
I'll bet none of 
YOUR HEROES
wears a 
Captain's Hat to bed.
Wait till you see his
bathtub boat!;>)
your photo name

47 comments:

  1. Oh wow! What fun and gorgeous pics! Love your hubs in the hat. xo
    Olivia

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  2. Looks like you are having a wonderful time and I see sun! Not here....My "Hero" took off for a week in Asia...24 hours on a plane going both directions....so I suppose that means I should try to get something done around here! Have a wonderful week!

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  3. Diana, You wore the poor boy out !! So glad you could get a starbucks cup of coffee.:):) Looks like you and hero had a great time. Those older homes are so pretty. Smiles to you, xo, Susie

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  4. What would I do without my chuckle-a-day from Diana! I want to live in a Pickle Barrel and I want a Captain's hat and I want to scale a rocky hill for a Starbucks :)

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  5. I just had a Captain and Tennille flashback! Glad you're having a good time. If you'd get the camper fixed you wouldn't have to stay in hotels, you know.

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  6. This looks like a wonderful place to visit. I older homes like that. We do not have many that look like those in SC. The barrel home is really something isn't it? Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you continue to have a wonderful time!

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  7. Your adventures are a similar trip we took last summer with the girls. We're going back to the upper peninsula may 11th. I have to teach for our university in sault st. Marie. Safe travels. Great pics.

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  8. Diana!!

    I cant believe it; MY hero has a hat the very same!!! cant say that he wears it to bed tho!!! nonetheless, he certainly has one! he has some glasses too which look very similar! no beard or tache ... not yet anyway! maybe he will get there in time!!!! those houses just look so much like the ones i see in movies!! and starbucks drivethrough.. i can only dream of that!!!! yum!
    have a great saturday on sunday or sunday on saturday or sunday on sunday!!! all my love to you!
    laura xxx

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  9. Great photos. Your hero looks cute!

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  10. What a cute hero! I love all your pictures ...makes me feel like I wet on a visit too!

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  11. Wonderful post Diana... I want that very first house!... sooo beautiful!... and yes, I saw the Cross... a special sign for sure... and how I would love to eat at that old diner too... thanks for sharing your fun day!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  12. Well, that explains you both being a little dingy...LOL- I had to say that, you know.
    Your photos are great. Love the old houses and the diner. So many different areas you have up there.
    Our choices here are corn or beans...boring. We do have woodland and rivers where the land is not flat, but nothing like what you posted. Beautiful there.
    I hope it warmed up a little bit for you. Still chilly here and overcast. DH said it could rain. WAH!

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  13. OMG! Was he really wearing that hat in BED?? Would you believe he is wearing the same type hat that Pat always loved to wear. I have it tucked in a cedar chest with other things I saved.
    That man looks content!! I'd love to see that bathtub boat! :)

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  14. Thank you for taking me places I might not see on my own.

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  15. Looks like a great place to visit, those homes were beautiful, but that last pic is the best!!

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  16. What beautiful houses, and that diner, perfect! It looks like a very nice place.
    Did your hero forget to bring his nightcap? ;)

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  17. Beautiful homes, that is one thing I love about traveling!

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  18. Hi Diana! You seem to be having a lovely vacation! Isn't it wonderful to find a cross in such a remote area?!! The Lord's way to remind us that He is always with us.

    I love the first photo of that Victorian house. I have never before seen so many windows in a tower, though. This is a first for me.

    As for that diner, it brought to mind the greasy spoons of years past. Where you could get fish and chips, chicken in a basket, club sandwiches, and hot chickens. I wonder if they sell those there. I very seldom eat in restaurants now. It's so very expensive. It has to really be an occasion.

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  19. Diana: Well, as you know, mine is the Captain, but alas he isn't lucky enough to have a hat!! Beautiful old houses and sites that you saw on Saturday..Now, Happy Sunday..Judy

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  20. It sounds like you're having a fabulous adventure! I love Michigan's UP. Enjoy!

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  21. It looks like you're having a great time and getting to see many pretty things. You're taking great pictures, too. Maybe your new camera is better than your old one?

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  22. Those old homes are gorgeous!

    What exactly did you do to "the captain" this weekend? ;D

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  23. Those homes are spectacular! I love seeing traditional homes in their traditional elements (old and full or character)! Thanks for the great tour and have a peaceful day, ~ Renae

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  24. Diana
    I lived in GM and raised my kids there for 13 years! You made me homesick. My daughter works at the diner in the summer time. So if you're back ask for Emily! Did you
    know that Ellen(the owner) is an author too? Anyway, I get carried away when I get started on GM, don't I?
    Enjoy your weekend!!
    Hugs Kimberly

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  25. Fun pictures...these homes are beyond gorgeous and if they are on the water, that's fine by me!

    I'm glad you found your Starbucks. I like to carry a thermos with me with my Dunkin Donuts!

    XO,
    Jane

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  26. Oh Diana,

    I love you so much! You always make me smile, my friend!

    Love the field trip and the old houses are lovely! Bet those have cold chilly mornings (afternoons, evenings, nights and ...) parked right on the lake. Or am I thinking of a different lake? You know us California Girls, spoiled with warmer weather than most!

    Your hubby looks great in his Captain's hat - not sure I want to see his bathtub toys!

    Blessings, sweet friend!
    Donna

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  27. Seeing your pictures makes me really want to go to the U.P. again. I really don't even have a great excuse. Where I live in WI isn't all that far away! It has been a few years since I was there. I also want to go to Washington Island off door county this summer. Thanks for the memories.

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  28. Those are some beautiful buildings that you have photographed.

    The son of our beloved Lady Vols basketball coach is headed to Marquette to join their coaching staff.

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  29. Oh I love those old houses, makes me miss my grandparent's old home, though it wasn't nearly as grand.
    Ha Ha, guess he wasn't wanting to outshine the lights.

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  30. Ahhhhh.....dreamy pictures of a beautiful part of Michigan.....Our Ashley has been accepted to Northern Michigan University in Marquette...we just have to work on getting her well enough and able to drive b4 she can leave! She can't wait to live up there.
    The captains hat is awesome!
    xoxo,
    Mary

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  31. I love those houses,especially the third one.. and those old diners!!... they don't make them like they used to.

    Cracking up at the hat in bed deal.

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  32. What fun...and your hubby is very handsome! My hubby wears a baseball cap a lot...but not to bed! heehee!

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  33. So cute. Love those homes. Hope you had a great weekend.

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  34. Hi there, Oh how I love those houses and the sandscape reminds me of New England. Enjoy your travels; thanks for sharing areas I haven't seen before.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  35. It is amazing how the great lakes look like the ocean. Some beautiful pictures. Looks like you are having alot of fun.
    Don't order any Starbucks with strawberries.

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  36. Sounds like a fun trip. You do love that Starbucks.

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  37. Ha-ha love the captain in his hat! Those homes in the historic district are all just gorgeous. What a fun adventure you had!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  38. OH, How I love to visit the UP.. don't get up there often enough... Thanks for sharing the fun pics...

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  39. Hello Diana! It looks like you had a wonderful Saturday! :) Those homes are so gorgeous, and oh! The little diner with the bicycle in front is adorable~ I wish we had one of those here where we live! :) I love reading your posts, by the way! I always end up smiling ear to ear; you have such a great sense of humor! :)

    I hope you have a wonderful Monday!

    Blessings,
    Jenni

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  40. Could anything be more wonderful than a big, old, Victorian home overlooking the lake? ~ Maureen

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  41. Totally stunning pics!! The home in the first pic is my dream house....

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  42. beautiful pics--love the water pic!

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  43. Sounds and looks wonderful. There is something about horses and girls. My oldest road and showed for years. Now she says she isn't getting married but buying a horse. Uh-oh.

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  44. Glad you two crazy kids are having fun!

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  45. Those homes are just gorgeous! Hope you have a fun trip.

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  46. OH WOW, those homes are gorgeous. All such character. Your Hero looks quite handsome:)

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  47. Love that last picture! The photos are wonderful. I just got home and it makes me want to pack it up again!

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