SP Premium
FROSTY99
750,000-999,999 SparkPoints 971,312
SparkPoints
 

Our trip to Michigan

Saturday, August 02, 2014


This is DH & I in front of Oak Hill Mansion on the campus of Berry College in Rome, GA
We stopped there on the 2nd day of our trip north and took the tour of their museum, the mansion and I visited their beautiful gardens. As it was drizzling, DH decided to skip them and that might have been wise as I slipped on the flagstone walkway and hurt my knee and twisted my back but glad I got to see the gardens.

One of the gardens

The fish garden (where I slipped and fell)

The early morning fog over the mountains looking from our motel in TN.

DH in front of the Chickamunga National Park visitor center outside of Chattanooga, TN

One of many monuments in the park. They give you a map and you drive thru the park to the sites that are marked by a number and then you dial on your cell phone and you get an audio tour of what happened at each site. Very interesting and worth a stop. Just wish it had been a nicer day-still drizzling!

Mama, papa, and baby fawn we saw while driving thru the park. They started to run away but then decided we were harmless and went back to grazing.

Not far from the deer, we sighted this tom who originally had his feathers all fluffed out but when he realized we were stopping, he got to moving the two hens into the woods. It was quite funny to see how he herded them away from us.

This is another turkey that wasn't far from the other 3 but it was trying to be very inconspicuous by stretching out beside the tree!

These were two swans that came into the lake in front of our friends rv. There lake connects to 2 other lakes and generally the swans stay in the other lakes as there are lots of kids in this one swimming.

I hope you can see the bunny that kept trying to eat Betty's flowers. She finally put wire around her rose bush as he was eating it down to the base.

When we went to Shipshewana, IN we saw a lot of Amish. It was quite interesting and wish DH had felt better so we could have stayed longer. We did get in 10,000 steps walking thru the flea market.

This is DH relaxing in front of the camper we rented for the week.

DH loved this 1929 Ford that we saw along the road so had to stop and take a pic.

DH & I in front of Santa Fe restaurant in Troy, AL, our last night on the road.

DH at the welcome center when we got back into Florida.

Weather was beautiful while we were In Michigan and it was a a relief to get away from the heat for a few days but it was an even bigger relief to get DH back home as he was miserable most of the time. When we got back and got into see his gastro doc we finally got the diagnosis-he is suffering from Crohn's Disease so now we have a reason for the GI bleeds. He has started medication so we are in hope that he will go into remission. For now we won't be going away from home till we can get things under control.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • CTUPTON
    Love your vacation photos! I am sorry your husband was not feeling up to par. I hope he is better nos. chirs
    2367 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8667808
    I'm sorry to hear that dh didn't feel well. I hope the meds help him feel better quick. Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures! You look strong and beautiful, which is no wonder with all your activity you keep up.
    I hope your knee is ok.
    Hugs!
    2393 days ago
  • MOMMA_BEAR_69
    Prayers for your DH. So glad you know why he is having problems and that they gave him medicaiton. Hope it works for him. I sure enjoyed traveling with you via your blog and pictures!!! Thank you for taking us along!!! Glad you had cooler weather for your travels too!!!
    Continued blessings and hugs,
    Helen

    Beautiful pictures!!!
    2396 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/6/2014 11:00:25 PM
  • INFLATED
    I will pray for your husband. The pictures are wonderful and I am glad you got to see some wildlife too.
    2399 days ago
  • KARABEANLVRLNDA
    emoticon emoticon shots! Nice to go on the road with you via photos. Enjoyed
    That is one big turkey.
    Healing and Strength to endure for Bill & You!
    2399 days ago
  • MSLZZY
    At least you had some time away before the summer ended. All those new meds should help DH feel better. Funny how some of those issues sneak up on you and the diagnosis takes us by surprise.
    2400 days ago
  • MARCIE_ELAINE
    That one turkey almost looked like a real person. Great pictures and it looks like you did enjoy yourselves.
    2400 days ago
  • JANIEWWJD
    The pictures were great!!! It looks like you had a wonderful time!!!
    emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2400 days ago
  • IAMWINNING
    Thank you for sharing your vacation with us. I'm glad you and DH now know what is causing him so much trouble and pain; and I hope the two of you will find it easy to figure out what he can/shouldn't eat and do. God bless you both.

    I enjoyed the pictures, and your descriptions of where you were and what you did.
    2400 days ago
  • LUCYCAN7
    Sending prayers your way my Dear Friend to you Both you are in my Prayers
    and Thoughts. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2400 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment


    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.