|Frank & Lori's Webnew Page|
|LINKS TO A FEW OF OUR OTHER SITES:|
|FrankenCutters (cookie cutters, cakepans, & more)||Cookie Cutter Collectors||Luckybuck (deercamp)|
|FrankenCutters Tech Writing, Photo Services, etc.||Sherman Oaks|
|AROUND THE HOUSE AND AROUND LUDINGTON|
display at Sandcastles - August 2011 - Wow, there were
hundreds of nutcrackers at Sandcastles Children's Museum to see and
and Garden - July 2011 - Flowers looking very nice this year,
blueberries look good, lots of daisies & wildflowers
Daffodils-2010 - Beautiful! And they have survived a few
nights of 28-30 degrees.
of Oz Museum - in Wamego, Kansas. If you like Wizard of
Oz, you MUST visit this museum. Or at least see these photos.
|S.S. Badger - Ludington's own Lake Michigan Carferry is pretty special around here. Lots of folks enjoy watching her leaving and entering the harbor. And there are a few local "cruises" each year, typically for different fundraisers.|
|DeerCam - We have quite a few cameras outside, with 3 of them out in the woods. They are hooked up so we can watch their video on the TV's in the house. That way, we can sit in the living room, reading or whatever, and watch the deer, raccoons, porcupines, rabbits, etc... eating the corn or food scraps we put out. Great entertainment.|
|Snowfall January 15-16 2007 Michigan hasn't had much snow at all this winter. Bummer for all the snowmobilers, ice-fishermen, skiiers, and snowplow operators. We had one good snowfall December 1st, but since then, nothing til January 15-16. Sure was a pretty snowfall. In between making snowblower repairs, Frank took some photos.|
|Our New House & Property In fall 2006 we moved to 2.7 acres just out of town. The new house is one level, has some more space, very open floorplan, and an attached garage/workshop. Three small outbuildings, deer, raccoons, porcupines, rabbits, turkeys...|
|Fireworks! 4th of July 2004 at Ludington Sure, you've seen plenty of fireworks photos. But these are a little different. A tradition in Ludington is to walk down to the beach with blankets or chairs, set on the sand and watch the fireworks (sponsored by the Ludington Jaycees (Thanks!!)). For 2004 it started raining well before dusk and we figured it would be cancelled. Nope!. The rain turned into fog, and the show went on. It was interesting seeing the shells go up into the cloud layer and make for beautiful glowing cloud patterns!|
|MISCELLANEOUS TRAVEL PAGES|
|Germany & Switzerland 2012 Lori & I needed a break, and had lots of frequent flier miles which we wanted to use while we could. So we flew to Kansas City, then Dallas, then Frankfurt. Then we had a German Rail pass, and two Swiss Rail passes. We visited some old favorite places, plus two youth Hostels we hadn't been to before. Visited some old friends, and had a great, relaxing time!|
|Ontario, Canada 2004, eh! In June 2004, we attended the Cookie Cutter Collectors Club Convention in Pittsburgh, PA. To get there, we drove North to Sault St. Marie, and on into Ontario, Canada. We drove in a big loop, crossing back into the U.S. just south of Niagara Falls. We saw a wolf, fox, 2 moose, 2 bear, Winnie the Pooh, and many chipmunks.|
|The Bike Trip - 2002 Each year, a bunch of guys, mostly from Olathe, KS and nearby, go on a one week motorcycle trip. We throw darts at a map and go where the best dart goes. For 2002 the trip went to Wisconsin (I think it was rigged, but I'm not complaining). We had a great time and incredible weather.|
|2001 - This was our second Christmas in the house on Robert Street. There's a picture of each room in the house.||2002 - Wow! This year there's no holding back!||2003 - I'm not sure, but I think this year we've reached new levels in Christmas decoration. Don't know how many trees there are, but they are everywhere, in every room, hanging from the ceiling, large ones, small ones, garland everywhere! Lori has really outdone herself this year!|
|2004 - More trees||2005 - Even more||2006 - First Christmas in our new house on Jebavy Drive!|
|2007 - Best ever!!||2008 - More trees than ever before!||2009 - Had a Christmas party here, and
this time nobody even tried to count all
the trees! Also made gingerbread houses this year.
Too busy with some family things to do much decorating....wait 'til
Frank says "Glorious"