A few weekends ago I got to have a fun girls night out with Kristen and Heather. I've known Kristen for 13 years, which seems crazy and the two of us met Heather our first year of college. It had been over three years since the three of us had had an opportunity to hang out...weddings not included. Anyway, we went to the Piston's game...and they played the Celtics which was especially fun for me! Although Detroit usually kept the score close they ended up loosing. After the game we all spent the night and Kristen's new house in Allen Park, which is probably only a mile away from Hank's childhood home. It was a fun night! Hope to see you ladies again soon!
A creme filled "First Mate," the name of this donut at the Great Lakes Maritime Center in Port Huron, Mich.
Mid-February golf -- Stephen is hitting a golf ball into the St. Clair River.
The St. Clair River and Canada.
Some ice on a sidewalk and a cigarette butt.
This is where the Black River meets the St. Clair River. The Black River, which is much smaller, freezes over in the winter and people often ride snow mobiles on it. The St. Clair River, which is a major freighter route on the Great Lakes, does not freeze over -- at least anymore. But U.S. Coast Guard cutters, specifically ice breakers, have to clear a route in the deep of winter to ensure the large ships can pass through.