Al and Ellen welcome you...

Ellen, Al, Froofie and Peanut
Ellen, Al, Froofie and Peanut
Al and Ellen have completed the round trip from living in Michigan right after getting married, moving to Florida, moving to Georgia and now back to Michigan!It has been a wild ride with lots of fun and adventure. We want to share some of our experiences with you… We both grew up in the Midwest and have enjoyed traveling across the United States as well as some trips to Canada, the Bahamas and even Japan.

Home Sweet Home

Front of log home
Our log home sits in the beautiful Northern Michigan woods. We are on a dirt road with very few neighbors. The peace and quiet is awesome. Our favorite place is the front porch in the evening just enjoying Mother Nature.

This is the lawn that Al grew.
Front yard flower garden

Flower Garden 2010

butterfly on flower
Check out the butterfly
Ellen was able to have a nice flower garden in the front yard. After having hard clay in Georgia, the sandy Michigan soil was easy to work with. We also had a vegetable garden with green onions, tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers and potatoes.

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Green Beans & Tomato
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The entire potato harvest - they didn't do well.
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Marigolds
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Petunias
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Black Eyed Susans
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And things that can sting... bumble bees
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and hornets.

Georgia

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We lived in Fayetteville for 12 years in this two story home. As you can tell we like trees.

On moving to Michigan we packed 2 floors, a basement and a shed's worth of stuff into one floor, a basement and a garage loft. That took some skill!

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Back deck in Georgia - good for reading
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- and for sunbathing!

And other pictures of us over the years...

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Al 1964
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Ellen 1968
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Ellen 2002
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Al 2008