Tip of the Thumb

After drawing into the evening, my eyes did not want to wake up or focus this morning never the less the kids still got up, early. We had breakfast, walked the dog and then headed north.

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Caleb didn’t like the song Hannah made up and was singing to him, so he came up with a creative solution.
We needed to find a pharmacy and get the flu shot (a work requirement) before heading up toward Washington Island. The first stop was Target because I was told they had the best price. When it was my turn to ask at the pharmacy they informed me that they could not give the flu shot yet because they have to take a CPR class first, that really confirmed how I already felt about the health “benefits” of this medical recommendation. The second place, Walgreens, was a win and the pharmacist had a great sense of humor. He came out with the syringe and said, “right this way.”
To which I replied, “Oh, you get the job of torturer.”
He said, “Yes! And we have a special sound proof room, it’s better for business.”
Me: “Awe, I had a scream planned and everything.”
That and teasing him about the “advertising” by using a get your flu shot at Walgreens bandaid made for a pretty fun flu shot experience which, I guess, is the next best thing to not having to get one.

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We keep trying to make it over to Desmoines Iowa, however, at an over 6 hour drive each way and a hotel stay not in the budget it keeps getting pushed back. This time instead we headed back up to door county to the tip of the the thumb. We drove through a lot of beautiful country side. The colors were starting to change but it’s still 80% green.

IMG_1461.JPG the road at the tip of the thumb is called, “The zig zag road.” It lived up to it’s name and made me instantly green at the gills and that cold sweat we have all felt before.

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The ferry to Washington Island looked fun but after discovering the prices $42 for the family minus the car. (Another $26 if we wanted to take the car.) We decided to save that particular adventure for when Mary Beth is here next week because it’s not something you do twice. We checked out the visitor center and a few gift shops.

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We then just drove around. We went up dirt roads and around soon discovering a state park and a dog friendly hiking trail.

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We explored a few more roads after our hike and a few shops in Sister’s Bay as well as a small farmer’s market, then picked a Mexican restaurant for dinner. I got a text from a friend at dinner that put me in a tailspin. “What!?” That can’t be right. Our Shari? No. Chad was ok with me checking FB during dinner because I felt sick and really just wanted to know what happened. It is true. Our Silverton FBC beloved family member passed away this morning very unexpectedly. Please be in prayer for her family.
The ride home was quiet. I was in my head. Still in disbelief.
Dear Heavenly Father wrap the FBCers in your arms and give them peace. Be with Shari’s family as they grieve this sudden and huge loss…

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