I had a wonderful time seeing my friend Theresa in San Francisco this past weekend. I didn't do anything touristy at all - it wasn't the point of going, and also, the weather looked like this most of the weekend:
I worked like a maniac to finish an afghan for her before I got there, and it turned out rather nicely if I do say so myself:
Unfortunately the colors don't show up very vivdly in the photo but it's a really beautiful, rich purple, a purple-white blend, and of course white.
I was so happy to spend some time with T. It was absolutely wonderful to see her, we had a great time together, and I was just thrilled that she was feeling well enough to have me come visit. She is an amazing friend and I'm so lucky to have met her.
This weekend I'm off on another trip to Mackinac Island (pronounced Mackinaw). It's located in the Straits of Mackinac, between the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan, and where Lakes Michigan and Huron join. Mackinac Island is a state park where motorized vehicles aren't allowed, except for some emergency vehicles and I think snow plows or snow mobiles. It's Michigan, it snows a lot. Mackinac is very famous for its fudge. I will certainly be sampling some this weekend and reporting back! And OF COURSE I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for ice cream too.
If you've seen the movie Somewhere in Time with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour, it was filmed on Mackinac at The Grand Hotel.
I'm especially excited for this visit to Mackinac because we'll be staying at The Grand! I think it will be very elegant. You have to dress for dinner and they have afternoon tea!
The hidden benefits of getting cancer: my parents keep giving me "we're sorry you got cancer" presents. Ha ha.
I'll be sure to take lots of pictures! Fingers crossed for good weather!