Blogging our recent US trip day by day, a month after the event.

17th November – Old Baldy Dune, MI

BeansA sunny, gentle morning sitting on the balcony, sipping good coffee, watching Lake Michigan shimmer beyond the trees, and discovering that if you buy baked beans in America they have a lump of pork fat in them. Also that beans on toast isn’t known in the States. No, really.

Old BaldyOut to a woodland trail that led to Old Baldy Dune, a large high dune complex with splendid lake views and unusual plants. We wound through tall, straight trees for a mile or so to a sandy climb, scramble, and superb views at the end. Ace had a great time.

In the evening we visited Jamie and Barb’s church, where we enjoyed a pot luck meal and good company. HTrinityere we met Kate again. Though atheists, we were welcomed with open arms and cookies and didn’t burst into flame. The community is a joyful one, and the service was actually a lot of fun. A band called Trinity played religious country-rock very well. As churches go, this was a good ‘un.



About wombat37

A Yorkshireman in the green hills of Lancashire, UK Not a real wombat, obviously, or typing would become an issue. I do have short legs and a hairy nose, however. Oh, & a distinctive smell.

Posted on December 19, 2015, in #WOMBATSDOAMERICA, America, Holiday, Trees, USA. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Yuck! Lump of pork fat! It’s like whenever I eat tinned Ravioli here in Holland I always find a lump of gristle in it. I don’t buy it anymore.


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