Last night, I came across this fun old TV commercial for the Elan model Ski Doo, a sled that members of my family owned in the early 1970s when our family traveled to northern lower Michigan almost every weekend to ride hundreds of miles on our sleds, and always pulling a trailer sled that had all of the food and booze for a nice campfire late in the day. Those days of riding were great fun, so many wonderful memories! Sadly, most of those family members, aunts, and uncles have passed. They are gone now, yet they still and will live on in my heart.
This iPhone photo from 2017 shows a place very dear to me. The property in the foreground is where I lived during my high school years in Michigan. I grew up just down the road, on the same lake. My sister now owns the home which is great as the home is still in the family.
I was in Michigan to attend my daughter’s delayed wedding reception and I chose to forego the Nikon on this trip which I now seriously regret. Top this off with having missed her wedding due to severe thunderstorm complexes in and around Chicago O’Hare. I’m still pissed about this, she is of course so disappointed.
Regardless, a wonderful time was had by all attendees, some of which I had not seen in a very long time. Not seeing them again would have been OK too! Take my advice, when it comes to very important life events, ditch the iPhone, and use something much better if possible. I could possibly write a book about my years growing up here.