It's August 21, 2017 the day of the Great American Eclipse! Don and Beth, along with their son and his dog drove all the way to Tennessee to be in the Path of Totality. They brought lots of stuff, but no glasses small enough for me.
I did get to participate in some of the fun, though. Before the moon totally covered the sun, Don took a colander and let the sun shine through.
When the moon covered the sun, I was finally able to look up. It was so dark, the crickets got confused! I loved eclipses!
I enjoyed my time in the sand. I watched people climbing the dunes. I noticed one thing... little kids go up the dunes much faster than adults!
Seashells are wonderful, but I like lake rocks!
Even when the water gets pretty close!
I posed on the best rock of all.
Beth grabbed me right before the wave hit.
I blended in with the smaller stones on the beach. I especially loved the fossilized Petosky stones... but the water got pretty close.
Sitting on a Chair
I've posed on a number of Adirondack chairs, in New York, Colorado and Aruba. This one had the funniest shape of them all.
The Shape of Michigan
The backs of these two chairs were shaped like the state of Michigan! I had a cozy spot, right next to the mitten's thumb! I had a great view of Lake Michigan!
I love these interesting rocks. When they're dry, they all look kind of the same. But when you get them wet, they show all their colors and designs. Some show a spotted, coral design when their wet. That's because they are really fossilized coral!
Beth had some fun with the rocks on the picnic table. So did I. But the rocks dried out a whole lot faster than me!
My mom gave me this tiny bear over 25 years ago... because I like small things.