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Happy 4th of July!

4 Jul

A wonderful weekend for some R & R…Relaxation and Reflection. We adapted quite easily to both as we spent a lovely weekend at my sister’s home in Bridgman, Michigan.

Walks on the  beach…

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Visits to local craft beer breweries and whiskey distilleries for tasting…

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cocktail hour on the deck…

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BBQs each night… ribs, sausage, chicken, mac-n-cheese, potatoes, veggies, brownies, etc. Sorry, I was too busy eating to get many photos!

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The weather was incredible… comfortable days and unusually cool nights. We thought about swimming…

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but opted instead for a fire at night.

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Besides all the fun and relaxation, Bridgman is a great place for reflection.

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Every night at sundown, TAPS is played at Weko Beach in honor of those who serve this great country of ours. This tradition began in 1991. Mrs. Joyce McCort heard TAPS played at the military graduations of her sons and thought it would be fitting to play TAPS at the close of each day at Weko Beach.

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This tradition continues each night, often with one player at the beach and a second player in the hills.

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A very moving way to end each night, and a reminder to reflect on how fortunate I am to call this incredible country home.

Happy 4th!

Judy

 

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