Last weekend, as many of you might recall, was the Weekend of the Susies.
On Sunday, blogging buddy Suzi Banks Baum, from Laundry Line Divine, and I met in person (for the first time) and proceeded to dine at the Sweetwater Cafe in Marquette before driving out to Presque Isle to play along the infamous Black Rocks. (She met up with two Kathys while I was meeting up with two Susies during the weekend. You can read her tale of Two Kathys here.)
The Black Rocks, rumors say, lie jutted along Lake Superior as some of the oldest stones on the planet.
It’s a wonderful place to stroll with a real live blogging friend.
The Black Rocks are also famous because the young (and young-at-heart) actually jump off a cliff into Lake Superior far below.
I am a scaredy-cat-at-heart and *probably* would never do such a thing, although I suspect Suzi might.
Sunday proved a ch-ch-chilly afternoon here in the North woods. We donned our warmest jackets. I wore a hooded sweatshirt AND a blue fleece and a passing man warned, “You won’t be warm enough!”
The wind blew fiercely, cutting through the thickest of clothes.
Let’s just say the scenery warmed our souls.
I’ll just let you look at the pictures now and pretend you were with us, shall I?
P.S. You’ll never guess what happened (or didn’t happen, depending on how you look at it.) Kath Usitalo, from Great Lakes Gazette, later said she visited the Black Rocks at the very same time!
She asked if we noticed a splatter painted jeep.
I, of course, only noticed Suzi, the lake and the Black Rocks and the man who joked about the jacket. Oh, and the cliff jumpers and the cedar and the algae, but no, did not even LOOK at vehicles in the parking lot.
Suzi, observant soul that she is, had SEEN the splatter painted jeep!
So another blogging friend was loose on the Black Rocks at the very same time!
Isn’t it a small blogging world?
Just a final question, dear reader. Would YOU have leaped from the Black Rocks cliff into Lake Superior in October? Are you more of a dare-devil jumper or rock-squatter sipping steaming tea?