Monday, August 6, 2012

Cursed? Blessed!

Ah, it's Monday.  Time to get back on track!

If you read Saturday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that I packed a picnic lunch for me and my friend, M.  Together, we boarded a boat owned by friends of mine, in my building.  And, we made our way across part of the Detroit River, to Peche Island.

Upon arriving, we walked over to the covered area that housed four (4) picnic tables.  There are actually more picnic tables in the area, but they were out in the open.

After placing our bags on one of the tables, we began our walk.

As I mentioned in the previous entry, even though I had been on Peche Island for the first time last year, I wasn't able to walk any of the paths.  This day was different.

M and I had come prepared, with proper walking footwear.  And, we dressed appropriately for the wooded area.  Yes, I even brought my cane. 

Although I really don't need to use my cane on flat surfaces, I knew that it would only take one step out of place that would cause me knee problems.  So, I brought it with me, just in case.

Using it like a walking stick, we headed into the covered jungle-like area.  I was glad I had brought my cane, for the dirt path was uneven.

After crossing an old-styled bridge, we sat at a picnic table along side of the stream we had just walked across.  I needed the break.

Even when Gordon and I used to travel, he used to wear a backpack that was fitted with a built-in campstool.  This was so that if my back or knee became painful, or I became weary, we could stop and rest for a few minutes.  I always appreciated him doing this.

Where M and I sat, we could see that the water in the stream was clean and clear.  It rippled over stones lightly, making its way to a pool-like area, where there was a mini beach.  In fact, a family with children were enjoying themselves in this area.

Then, off we went for another short walk, to see the ruins.  Not ancient ruins.  But, old ruins.  Ruins from Hiram Walker's island mansion and other buildings that had once occupied this part of the island.

Once home, my friend M researched the ruins, because although there was a sign letting us know about the site of the Walker's ruins, it didn't give much information.  M sent it to me, because it turned out to be even more interesting than she had expected.

Apparently, it is believed the island is cursed. 

At least, that's what this site tells us:  Thank you for e-mailing this to me, M!  It has made for great reading!

On our way back to the covered picnic area, we once again stopped at the same location we rested at, on our way to the ruins.  Once we arrived to have lunch, I was ready to rest, once again. 

This reminded me of another Bible verse.  Matthew 11:28, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."

How fitting, wouldn't you say?

Yes, our Lord provides for us, always.  He knows our needs.  How blessed we are!  He loves us enough to provide for us.  Praise God for this!

Well, there is something really interesting to say about what happened at the covered picnic area, but it will have to wait until tomorrow.  Stay tuned!  You won't be sorry!  Maybe this island is... cursed?!

Until next time...

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