3 and 1/2 inches of rain! It seems like it will never stop. The Rockies got 10 inches of snow, and here in Northern Michigan the same system hit us with rain aplenty.

Today we went to the “Bite of Beaver” (teehee). It’s about FOOD people, not what you’re thinking. (Come on, they could have called it “A Taste of Beaver” or worse “Tasty Beaver” ::stifles laughter::) But the food was very good, and there was PIE!!! SO MUCH PIE! We sampled a home made wild Beaver Island blackberry pie, made by one of our island guides, Betty. Delicious! (“Delicious Beaver.”)

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I could go on.

Here’s what buck-eyes look like when they’re in the pod!

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Yeah, I know.

Then we visited the woodshop where my father is apprenticing (he spends nearly every day of the summer there). We came bearing cookies, so Charlie, the master woodworker teaching my Dad, welcomed us in. He was making a beautiful end table, which he showed off with pride.

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And those were the highlights of our REALLY rainy day.