For the October Holiday week this year, we decided to go to Bali. We went via Singapore and added a short stay there (just 2 nights). Singapore was a great place, with an interesting mix of culture. It is a tiny country with significant
Chinese, Malaysian, Indian, and British influences. We spent most of one day at the zoo, which was by far the best zoo we have ever been to.
Oliver’s homework this week was to learn 3 facts about the Blue Spotted Jack and do something (drawing, video, audio, whatever) to explain those three facts. He chose to make a video.
Eli has a sleepover field trip at Leslie Science Center today and I’m helping out with the overnight shift. I imagine it will take a few hours to get everyone to sleep.
It is going to be quite an adventure.
Wow! That is quite a fish Duff.
We took a trip out to the Big Savage Tunnel and did some biking along the Great Allegheny Passage. Our friend Markus is down for the weekend and we’re showing him some of the highlights from around the area. Along the bike trail we came across a Ring Neck Snake. I have never seen one of these before and it was beautiful.
Parke is also very excited to have found an Amish farm selling raw milk and raw cheese out in Berlin. mmmm.
The garden is starting to produce mass amounts of food. Especially beautiful is the cabbage. We got a few pickling crocks and will be getting some sauerkraut brewing. Looking forward to tasting that.
Markus by the Big Savage Tunnel
Ring Neck Snake
You can often see seals on ‘Seal Rocks’ during low tide from the beach on Scraggy Neck. Alas, We couldn’t see them today. But we did catch a beautiful sunset.
Eli and I did navigated our way through the white course at a SMOC orienteering event. SMOC = Southern Michigan Orienteering Club. Go to michigano.com for more info. Eli was able to make some sense of the map and find routes between the controls.
Duffy seems to have killed a really big animal.
Probably an Elk