Tuesday, August 12, 2014

8/12/14 Another day in Egg Harbor

We were so thankful to be tied to the main dock in Egg Harbor when the high winds started last night.  We had all of our fenders on the starboard side of the boat next to the wall, so that we just had a gentle rocking motion throughout the night.  A 24 hour small craft advisory was issued for both Green Bay and Lake Michigan.  On parts of Lake Michigan, the wave heights were predicted to be 15-17 feet.

We rented a movie at the grocery store last night and spent part of the morning watching "God is Not Dead", which turned out to be really good.

By late afternoon, the winds had calmed somewhat and the sun came out.  Our Florida neighbors, Ned and Carol, who also have a condo in Egg Harbor, loaned us their car for the day.  We were able to pick up a few things that we needed and I was able to get my hair cut. 

We drove to Fish Creek for dinner at Wild Tomato.


While at dinner, Ron mentioned Joe Russell, a friend from the Peoria area, who often vacations in Door County.
 When we returned to our car after dinner, Ron noticed that the car next to us was a Subaru from Illinois.  The couple getting their bikes down from that car looked familiar, as well they should.  They were Joe and Cheryl Russell (Russell's Cycling & Fitness Center) in Washington, IL.  What a small world!!


We also were able to attend the presentation at Stella Maris Parish in Fish Harbor. Fr. Michael Joncas, who has written many songs including On Eagles Wings, did a presentation which included  how he writes songs, humorous stories, and singing (with the audience).  He earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of St. Thomas and a master's degree from University of Notre Dame.  He also graduated summa cum laude with a degree in liturgical studies from Pontificio Istituto Liturgico of the Ateneo Sant' Anselmo in Rome. He currently is the Artist in Residence and Research Fellow in Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. 

What an opportunity to hear him speak and sing!

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