The longest day

21 Jun

It’s finally here.  The first day of summer!  Today is the day of the summer solstice and hence the longest day.  When we would go  visit family in Traverse City we would always go to the top of Sleeping Bear Dune, face the lake and watch the sunset.  Last year we were vacationing in the OBX and sat on Jockey’s Ridge to watch the sunset:

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P1010062Pretty awesome.

Also on the longest day the Alzheimer’s Association urges you to participate in some activity to honor those loved ones suffering or succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease.

So today, in honor of my grandpa

P1000692I went on a 16 mile bike ride.  I think he would have loved the ride.  I saw a deer and some sea lions…

1056862_726136280459_1649407382_nThe sea lions were not feeling photogenic today… and twice went over this lovely marina

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I say lovely because the hill to get over that marina/waterway is killer!  The Longest Day lasts, well all day.  You are supposed to be active in some way all day.  I’m trying my hardest to do so, but the rain has other ideas!

If you’d like to read more go to the Alzheimer’s Association’s website to educate yourself!

 

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2 Responses to “The longest day”

  1. Runner Girl Eats June 21, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    So sweet to celebrate in honor of your grandpa. I’ve had Alzheimer’s affect my family as well so will spend today doing something special as well 🙂

    • thelastcorral June 21, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

      It’s a horrible disease, but I’m glad to celebrate and remember! 🙂 good to hear you are too!

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