Jan at SaubleFinally I got to swim in Lake Huron while watching the Sauble Sunset. What a highlight. Brought back so many childhood memories of being at the beach with only a few others sharing the beautiful calm expanse of sand and water. A bit cool, but only at first and I was determined to make this a memory night with my good friends Rachel and Maryann.
So I had to stop at the Sauble Dairy Queen for a traditional soft ice cream treat. And even though he was about to close up for the night, Bev Buckton, the owner recognized me and surprised me by making me a supersize and gave it to me on the house. Again, I marvel at how wonderful it is to live to in this area and how amazing that Bev told me the best part of this business is working with all the neat kids, both local and seasonal all summer long. I was a seasonal summer worker at Sauble (the bowling alley) when I was a kid and so was Bev and the beat goes on. (Thanks Bev for the treat and the surprise.)
Getting home and still enjoying the unusual warmth of this September evening I look up at the night sky with new interest. Just this morning I had attended Doug Cunningham's lecture as part of the celebration of the International Year of Astronomy presented by BALL (Bluewater Association of Lifelong Learning). Doug made looking up fascinating and full of wonder and joy for living to learn more about our universe and the many more beyond our Milky Way. It's hard to put in to words the thrill of knowing about all that energy up there.
This September feels so special and so are friends to share it with. Thanks Maryann and Rachel, Bev and Doug.