Skunk Cabbage Day revisited

grinchfrogA revisit to one of the more interesting Easter holidays I have ever spent, ranking up there with the 90-degree kayaking day and once when a tornado blew through the Planet Ann Arbor. Easter 2006. April 16. I was at *very* loose ends that year, after spending the winter hanging around with Grandroobly before he died. I was cut loose from that responsibility on March 23 or a few days afterward. I had no job that year. I only had one class, Creative Writing Business on the Internet. I can remember thinking during Grandroobly’s second surgery that I would have to withdraw from my one class but I stuck it out and, lo and behold, not only did I get an A, the teacher told me that I had really earned an A+ but the college grading software couldn’t process those. I only did as well as I did because she was a fantastic teacher and I had really connected with her and some of my classmates. I’m glad I stuck it out.

Anyway. One class and no job meant that I wasn’t chained to my computer 24/7 and I was restless and needed to drive and one day, in desperation, I “advertised” on my blahg that I needed a mission to drive somewhere. NP Jane needed a break from work and she answered the call and off we went to the Yooperland for a long Easter weekend. We had lots of fun hiking around town and visiting the beach and discovering the Lake Superior Winery and just hanging out. But Easter was serendipitous. We had a fancy brunch at the Hotel Ojibway with The Commander, Radical Betty, Grinch, and Froggy grok grok and then, while The Commander put together some kind of Easter dinner, we picked up Radical Betty and headed out to the Naomikong Point segment of the North Country Trail to look for skunk cabbage. We found skunk cabbage and we also found a grass fire on the way out there!!! Fun and excitement under cloudless skies.

Click here or on the pic for the whole adventure and a few beach pics. Note that I walked on *ice* on April 11th this year and the ice was mostly gone on the 16th in 2006. Pretty darn sure that it will NOT be gone by April 16, 2009.

2 Responses to “Skunk Cabbage Day revisited”

  1. Kathy Farnell Says:

    So what do you do with skunk cabbage? Does Froggy like to eat it? Is it just fun to hunt for it? Does it only bloom at Easter time? Inquiring minds want to know!

  2. jane Says:

    that was such a fun trip! thanks for the pictorial re-cap. I remember it was so warm on the beach (in an April kind of way)- lovely.