The last two weekends I have spent up in Marquette, MI taking classes for my American Red Cross instructors training. My goal is to teach all the lifeguarding and first aid classes at camp. Lifegarding was one of my first jobs when I was 16 and I still love the water today. Here’s what I learned; 6 hour drive x 4 = totally great experience! I had this hidden fear of bad weather, driving over the mackinaw bridge, getting lost but every part of the trip just divinely worked out! I had a great class with four fire fighters, whom I just came to love for their humor and bravery – I am not sure I could find better stories anywhere else. This is what they were up to Friday night between classes. Yup, full on water rescue in frozen lake Superior.
The first weekend I made a little retreat and the second a connect with friends. I could easily fall in love with this little community although they warned me “don’t tell anyone we are up here…” There was still quite a bit of snow on the ground and blizzard like conditions a few times. These photos are from my last few days there, beautiful blue sunshine and a bit of exploring, and a taste of spring. See what I found…. perfect!