Monday, June 16, 2008

Mackinac Trip I

In all likelihood, this is the last summer McNally Cottage will be in the family, as the cousins are trying to sell. Our first attempt to go up was cancelled on account of illnesses, but this one came off. We planted a bunch of annuals, caught the first weekend of Lilac Festival - sans lilacs, although there were still trillium and lady slippers aplenty in the woods. Had a cool trip to the fort with practically personal demnstrations, and a quick trip to the family plot. Strange lunch at the Iroquois with flickering power but nice time with Kay. Did you know you needed power to cut a lemon meringue pie?

Marvel Birthday Comics

Xavi celebrated his 8th birthday with a little child labor sweatshop to produce a 12 page comic featuring the Marvel heroes Hulk, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Elektra. Brandon, Gareth, Mason, and Phino joined in for the production, drawing, inking, coloring and lettering their hearts out. Taking a small break for Assemble the Armor, Save the Citizen, and some Iron Man cake.