So long…

Butch and rocker dunes

Just got home from taking Butch to the train station…he’s off to China.  Needless to say, it’s a little quiet around here, which I’m not really loving.  We spent the night in Chesterton, Indiana where the Dunes state park and train station for the South Shore to Chicago is.  It’s a charming little area, if you ever get the chance to visit.  We walked the beach collecting and skipping rocks.  I love the feeling of soft sand between my toes!  I always forget that.  Our dog is in heaven by the way.  Then to top the day off, we hit the Port on the way to the hotel:


This is one of the best root beer stands we’ve ever been to.  We stuffed ourselves with favorites–cheeseburger, kraut dog, fried mushrooms and of course some root beer in a frosty mug.  All the while with bubbles blowing out the window and the girls playing fun songs on the juke box.  It was all pretty bitter sweet…  Safe travels home, my love.  I’ll see you in a few weeks.


  1. It’s always hard when husband and wife have to be apart. I know you’ll miss him. I sorry to hear about your dog. It’s hard to lose a loved pet. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Oh, thanks for the sweet note Melissa. Actually, Rocker is alive and well…I meant he’s happy as clam here in America—loving all these long walks in different places. šŸ™‚ XO, Candie

  3. Shew! I’m glad to hear he’s okay! Oh, and your husband too šŸ™‚

  4. aww!(not wanting to sound like a howling dog!) but that’s just sad! How long is he gonna be there? Lonely nights and cold days. We’re here and I’m sure Rocky will do a good job uplifting your spirits.

  5. I’m glad I misunderstood about Rocker. It’s wonderful to hear that he’s alive, well, and happy!

  6. Hi! I was surfing the net for Matcha Green tea and your blog came up so I browsed a bit. It was fun to see you stopped in my home town and current residence of Chesterton and ate at the PORT drive in.
    I’ll have to stop by again soon.
    Happy trails,

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