I’m off to MI, but guest bloggers are standing by

Tomorrow morning is day 1 of our two-week vacation to Michigan. For the most part we’ll be staying with my parents in Oscoda which is very near the Au Sable River and Lake Huron (yes, we’ll be doing plenty of swimming), but we’re also taking a few days to go to Mackinac Island Mackinac Island(pronounced Mack-ih-naw) where we’ll stay at Mission Point Resort. (Those of you who’ve seen the movie “Somewhere in Time” with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour may remember that the movie took place primarily at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.) I spent a week every summer on the Island from sixth to twelfth grade as part of the Mackinac Downtown Mackinac IslandIsland Scout Service Camp (yes, I was a Girl Scout through high school), and have so many fond memories of that place. I took Jody there several years ago and now I hope to share the experience with my children as well. We plan to leave the touristy parts of the island behind for the most part and instead go off on bikes (since no cars are allowed there – only bikes and horses) and explore some of the more hidden, but beautiful and scenic areas. I hope to have the opportunity to take a lot of pictures. If I was independently wealthy, I swear we’d spend a few weeks there every summer in one of the amazing Victorian houses. I’m so looking forward to the trip. 🙂

OK, calm down Amy. Whew! Got a little carried away there for a moment and could almost hear the clip-clop of the horses’ hooves and smell the sweet aroma of fudge in the air.

Ahem. Anyway, although I personally will be blogging very little while I am gone (if you really want to know what’s going on while I’m away, follow me on Twitter), there will still be plenty of great content to read here at Crunchy Domestic Goddess. I have 17 guest bloggers with posts on topics like CSAs, eating healthy on a budget, parenting, , birth, feminism, photography tips, gardening, ‘poo-free hair, breastfeeding, organic food on the road, and MORE lined up to fill the void. Seriously, there are some great posts headed your way by a variety of very talented bloggers. I’m so happy to feature them here and I thank you in advance for extending the same courtesy and respect to them in your comments that you do to me. I hope you may even find some new blogs to read as a result of this (just as long as you don’t stop reading mine /cue nervous laughter/).

And now, after spending two hours today with the kids “killing time” in Target after discovering an unexpected flat tire this afternoon (I’m so thankful it happened today and not tomorrow and that we have 4 new tires on our car now), I need to kick it in gear and pack like mad. Next time you hear from me, I’ll be in Michigan. Ciao!

12 thoughts on “I’m off to MI, but guest bloggers are standing by”

  1. have an awesome time. I am an upper michigan girl myself (a born and raised fudgie) and know how much fun you will be in for.

    I don’t have to tell you to relax, because you get up there, and it’s inevitable, since everyone moves at a snails pace, as I’m sure you know.

    Oh, and send some fudge my way. I miss it dearly ever since I moved down south to Indy!

  2. Looks like we are going to just miss each other, we are going to a wedding on Mackinac Island on the 16th at Mission Point and staying for the weekend because Mike is in the wedding.

    Mike is gonna be in Alpena on Tuesday, I’ll have him wave as he drives past Oscoda, lol!!
    Have fun!!

  3. Have a great time. I live in Northern MI about an 1 1/2 from Oscoda. It’s going to be hot here this week–Enjoy!!!!

  4. I did a double take when I saw “Oscoda.” Small world! Did you grow up there? I lived in Oscoda off and on for several years. I would walk on the town beach as often as possible, there is something so soothing about all that water. Negwegon State Park (north of Harrisville) was one of my favorite spots in the area–8 miles of gorgeous undeveloped lakefront, and hardly ever anyone else there. Have a great trip! I’m a little jealous–Michigan is such a wonderful place.

  5. have a wonderful time! i considerd applying for the guest blog gig but guess i didn’t quite get to it…can’t wait to read all the posts!!!!

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