Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Michigan :: Day 5 :: Russell Island

July 7th, 2015

We had GORGEOUS weather for our entire trip... with the exception of the one day that we needed awesome weather. We headed to Russell Island to meet up with Claire and her family and we hoped we'd have a nice day, but it pretty much rained the entire time we were there.

Detroit off in the distance

It took us a little over an hour to reach the parking lot across the street from the ferry and we were able to see Claire's brother Zak at the dock and spent some time chatting with him before boarding the ferry.

Once on the island, Claire and Ray wee there to greet us with golf carts that would take us to Claire's Aunt Sharon's house. We spent the day inside (mostly) and the boys had a great time with their Grammy, Grampy, Claire, her boyfriend Ray, and Uncle Zak. Sharon's daughter, Olivia was there too and it was so great to see her!

Gus got some awesome birthday gifts from his side of our family and they were Paw Patrol themed!

Ray painted Hugh's toenails

Gus and Tabby

We had lunch and then decided to head outside for a bit. Claire and Ray and Zak decided to go swimming in the river, so we followed them down to the dock and watched them for a bit.

Gigantic tanker!

Claire jumped from the highest diving board!! Gus was so proud of her!

It was pouring!!!

Claire's grandma came for a bit and we got to see her and meet Peggi's brother Erik. We had a nice visit with them and then it was time to head off to catch the ferry.
Headed to the ferry

The ferry

Group Picture

Gus and Grampy

Gus and Tabby looking as we started back toward the dock

Gus and Uncle Zak

He was a little scared

We had a great visit with Gus's side of our family. It's always nice to see them and watch them connect with Gus. It's always too short a visit, but I'm glad we are able to see them and get pictures of them with Gus.


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