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November and Not Much Else

  We're still trying to use up those apples. Apple pancake again. They will never be all eaten. It's like our fruit drawer has no bottom. PicassoTiles are still #1 in our house. The kids play with them every single day.  Although Meadow mostly plays with every day objects. I've never seen anyone get so excited to get a box. I try to sneak them out of the house, but she insists on making something out of each and every one of them. She also constantly finds scrap fabrics for new stuffed animal outfits.  Scott was going to be gone for the week on a work trip and needed more masks.  Brooke even made me a Packers one. Just look at the fine fabric. Thanks Etsy. We weren't having one of our standard adventures, but we still had a good day. Sometimes I guess it's okay to be home to caught up on projects. We finished the night playing some Wii games. That console ages like a fine wine.

Waterfalls and Giant Conifers in the UP and Wisconsin's Northwoods

 We randomly discovered Meadow was off school on a Friday and the weather was supposed to be unseasonably warm. An impromptu trip to the cottage it was. Gotta get those cottage visits in. It's just about the best way to have fun and avoid COVID. We passed the 200,000 mileage mark on our car this week. Luckily this little hybrid is still going strong. I had brought in the car because of noise and it ended up just being a damaged tire. After I got the car I noticed it was just over 200,000 miles. The mechanic took away the joy of the speedometer rolling over. Since there are many more waterfalls to see in the U.P. we headed back up. Our first stop was Ajibikoka Falls . Google maps took us down this unpaved road to a dead end. I decided to back up down the road, but avoid the muddy area to the left.  Only problem was that I went right into the ditch and got stuck. Every time we tried to get out it just made the tires sink deeper.  We heard some sawing just down the road, so I went and