Sunday, August 26, 2012

Remarkable Saturday

Wind turbines on Ruth Road in Michigan's Thumb

We had a remarkable day yesterday. We drove 400 miles in my Chevy Volt (a plug-in electric vehicle), went to a funeral and a baseball game, saw fireworks, and drove through two wind farms --  all on an August Saturday in Michigan.

Geiger Five -- Paul and Carol Geiger, Ken Geiger, Shirley and Ron Geiger

Ed's Aunt Dorothy Geiger died on Monday after 30 year battle with cancer. Born into an Amish-Mennonite family, Dorothy never gave up on life and was an inspiration to her family and friends. We travelled to Lake Odessa, MI to be with Uncle Ken and many, many others for her memorial service.

Fireworks at Dow Diamond after a Loons game

Then we headed to Midland, up through the Gratiot County wind turbine area, to see the Great Lakes Loons play baseball against the Lake County Captains at Dow Diamond. The Loons won. That was cool. But the fireworks after the game were even cooler.

It was a day of contrasts -- wind farms, Aunt Dorothy's funeral, baseball, and fireworks. Quite a remarkable Saturday.

Copyright 2012
Wanda Hayes Eichler

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