TOTAL LOCKS: 0
Talk about “frost on the pumpkins”!! When I peeked out the windows this morning I found the fog dragging across the water and Dan found ICE on the top deck. Yes ice! Yikes!!
|THE FOG CLOAKS OUR LITTLE COVE|
|AND THE NEXT INSTANT---IT SLOWLY BEGINS TO LIFT|
We chatted with David and Mary of Ganymede before they took off for Columbus then we took the courtesy car into the old town of Aberdeen. We made a stop at the local auto parts for some tubing for the generator then stopped at the town’s visitor’s center for some local info and a map of the architectural tour.
|YEP, THIS MUST BE THE WAY|
THIS BEAUTIFUL 1850 GREEK REVIVAL MANSION
WITH DORIC COLUMNS
|EVERGREEN WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITES|
THIS 1848 HOME WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT IN THE
GREEK REVIVAL STYLE BUT WAS RENOVATED IN
1910 WITH CRAFTSMAN AND BUNGALOW INFLUENCE
|THE ADAM FRENCH HOUSE WAS RESTORED IN 2007|
AFTER A DEVASTATING FIRE. NOTE THE LION GUARDING
THE ENTRY AND THE SLENDER IONIC COLUMNS
|A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF A GOTHIC STYLE BARN|
QUEEN ANNE STYLE BUT RENOVATED IN1924 IN THE
SERENE PRAIRIE STYLE
|CAN YOU SAY BBQ???|
|HOT TODDY, AS GOOD AS IT GETS!|
Returning to the marina we pulled off to get a preview of our next lock, the Aberdeen Lock, just in time to watch Ganymede finish the lock down and exit. We also found this old, abandoned train station on the river’s banks and old road bridge leading to nowhere.
|GANEMEDE JUST LOCKED DOWN THE ABERDEEN LOCK|
|YOU THINK THERE WAS MAYBE A LITTLE WIND INVOLVED|
WITH THE DESTRUCTION ON THE ROOF OF THIS OLD STATION?
Image by cmh2315fl via Flickr
|ANOTHER BRIDGE TO NOWHERE|
THE OLD HIGHWAY 45 BRIDGE THAT ENDS RIGHT AT THE CHANNEL
|QUEST, HAPPILY DOCKED|
As we were heading out for an afternoon walk, Sleeping Bear tied up for the night and we were waylaid a bit with chatting. Once we did get to our walk, Dan found this rather decrepit little barge and, of course, he had to climb aboard and check it out. He just wouldn’t be Dan if he didn’t! We wandered among homes and little branches of the river, thinking what a nice winter home this would be for a boat. As the sun slipped behind the trees we wandered back to our snug home on the water.
|DAN EXPLORING THE OLD BARGE|
NOTE THE MAN SIZED CLEAT NEAR THE LEFT CORNER
|MIRROR IMAGES REFLECTED ON THE GLASS LIKE WATER|
|AND THE SUN BIDS US GOOD NIGHT UNTIL TOMORROW|