An exciting vacation!

I have returned from the wilds of northern Michigan!  It was a great trip, and the fact that my email took at least five minutes to load made it a little easier to concentrate on revising Band Geeked Out (a draft of which I sent it yesterday!  Huzzah!).

Things that didn’t make it easier to concentrate on revising included playing Apples to Apples with my extended family, eating pesto, kayaking, singing folk songs, walking out to the lighthouse and…hmm…there was something else.  Oh, that’s right –


Hard to tell from this picture, but the bear was, like, two seconds from eating our faces off.

Well, technically the bear was not much bigger than a large dog.  And it was in the water, scared out of its mind.  And we were in a sizable boat 15 feet away.  But that still counts as being terrorized, right?  RIGHT? (The bear was okay, by the way…it swam across the channel and jumped right out of the water and ran into the woods.)

Other than that, though, it was a relaxing vacation. I’m glad to be back to my precious internet and the Olympics and some downtime to read a few books off the top of my reading pile.  And, of course, there are always new books to write…

  • Caryn

    LOL! So glad you survived your bear attack to live another day. Oh, and we LOVE Apples to Apples. I think you can really learn a lot about a person by playing with them, in fact. A few people I know even have sets of the cards, and when they don’t know what to write next they draw a card to help them figure it out.