Friday, July 15, 2011

Welcome to Houghton Lake Michigan

We arrived Wednesday to Brenda and Jim's house on Houghton Lake. Brenda (Rick's sister) had been working hard to get her landscaping job and as you can see she did an awesome job! The backyard has a fire pit that we have been enjoying every night. The weather is wonderful but unfortunatly by Sunday it will be up in the 90s. Oh well, we will still enjoy talking smack with the siblings. gail

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

South Haven Michigan

Beautiful weather and location! We are enjoying walking, biking and watching baseball here on the Lake Michigan coast. A couple of days relaxing after meeting up with Roger (Rick's brother) and now we are off to Lake Houghton where their sister, Brenda, and husband, Jim, live. This morning the temp was 58! Sorry for all you guys in Texas and Arkansas!

Monday, July 11, 2011



Zipline Canopy Tours
Grove City
We had a great time in Ohio. We stayed at the Grove City church of Christ and worshiped with them on Sunday. It was a great small time atmosphere with street music Friday night and farmers market on saturday night. We saw the sights of Columbus and drove south to Hocking Hills to zipline in the tree tops. Now we are heading north. Good weather and beautiful sights.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Springfield, IL

After leaving our family reunion in Branson, we headed to Springfield, the Land of Lincoln. We can appreciate and honor President Lincoln so much more now after learning and relearning the history of this great president. Springfield is a beautiful city and all the sights were well done.
We were able to attend a flag lowering ceremony at Lincoln's Tomb. The 114th Infantry performed the ceremony and it was a great finale to the 4th of July!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Family Reunion Branson

Our Branson Mabery Reunion was a success! We had 43 cousins, aunts, family members joining together at a hotel that was very accommodating for our event. Good food, sharing memories and making new ones. Besides the pool, shows, shopping and go-carts we got a lot of visiting done. Next reunion is tentatively planned for Montana 2013!