Last Week

I’ve been absent from my website and all social media last week.  I was traveling and busy.  Here’s how my week went:

·       Sunday – drove from Pittsburgh to north of Detroit.  Visited with my sister and her family, then dinner and visiting with my childhood friends and their wives/girlfriends.

·       Monday – breakfast with a former boss/mentor.  Then I visited with the Carmen’s….who are quasi parents to MJ and I.  Following that, I went to visit with someone who helped raise me and ended the day by having dinner with my Dad.  He and I got a chance to hang out and talk.

·       Tuesday – my Dad and I went for a walk and then snorkeled at the beach in front of his cottage on Lake Huron.  Following that I drove to Grayling Michigan (central northern Michigan) to visit with my Aunt, cousin and other family members.  Following that nice visit, I traveled further north to join my scuba diving buddies.

·       Wednesday through Friday – We ate, slept, visited and completed some cold water ship wreck scuba diving in Lake Huron and Lake Michigan.   The depth of wrecks ranged from 90 feet to 158 feet.   We dove on a steel freighter, wooden schooners and a wooden steamer.  The water was around 71 degrees at the surface and as cold as 38 degrees below the thermocline.  I’ve been diving with these guys for well over ten years and we always have a great time.  This was no different.  Afterward, I drove from northern Michigan to South Bend Indiana to meet up with MJ, Blair and our friends.

·       Saturday – we all traveled to Chicago to see Pearl Jam play at Wrigley Field (see the photos below).  Great concert in a great venue.

·       Sunday – we had the long trip from Chicago back to Pittsburgh.

I took the photo of Scott Gibson and myself with my drone out on Lake Huron a few miles out from Mackinaw City.  The other two (Tom and Kyle) were underwater at the time diving on the Cedarville ship wreck.  Scott and I were wasting time waiting on them to come back up.  You can see Mackinac Island off in the background. 

Don’t forget to check out my photo galleries.  I update and add to them often. 

 Scott and I in his boat miles from shore.

Scott and I in his boat miles from shore.

 Pearl Jam at Wrigley Field - I took this with my iPhone.

Pearl Jam at Wrigley Field - I took this with my iPhone.

 The crew traveling into Chicago - Taken with a cell phone while I drove.

The crew traveling into Chicago - Taken with a cell phone while I drove.