One reason there have been fewer blog postings lately is that Kathy and I were married over the holiday weekend. Following the lovely ceremony and reception we traveled northwestward to the stunning Lake Michigan coastline near Frankfort, Michigan for a brief honeymoon getaway over the holiday weekend (the longer one is in a couple of months). As the car was decked out in “Just Married” well wishes, we quickly became the toast of I-96 and US 131. Most of the cars that passed us Saturday afternoon/evening waved, smiled, honked, or gave a thumbs-up signal. This was very sweet and heartening.
Likewise, when we grabbed quick bite to eat at the Stormcloud Brewing Company in Frankfort, the crowd there applauded when we walked in our wedding attire. The brewpub also served us up a free round of beer samplers. As the holiday weekend proceeded, many people at our lodge or who just happened to see our car, wished us well and congratulated us.
The same road tripping well-wishes took place as we were returning southbound last night along US 31 and I-96. The best one was the occupants of a lime-green VW Beetle wearing lime-green sunglasses giving us hearty smiles and thumbs-up.
Just when you think society has become cold and impassionate, something like this happens that totally restores/rejuvenates your faith in the inherent goodness of humanity. I know that we will strive to pass along to others the same kindness that so many showed Kathy and I this weekend. It was an unexpected joy that made this weekend even more memorable. Thank you to everyone who has been so kind. Cheers!
p.s. We bicycled 20 miles on Sunday and kayaked twice over the weekend.