Going North and #ROW80


two men standing on a beach


Escaping the Heat

The heat has been oppressive this past month in Southern Illinois ranging from 100-108 degrees.

Saturday we drove to Chicago to see our son. Our other son and his wife went with us.

As we gazed out the window it seemed as if we had left the country. The grass was green, the trees had healthy leaves and when we stepped out of the car we sighed in relief. It was 82 degrees. It almost felt cold.

In the photo you can tell which son lives in Southern Illinois by his clothes and footwear. The boy in black seems to live inside most of the time or he would know better than to wear black to a beach. Just sayin’ son. You live by the lake, get some shorts.

Grosse Point Lighthouse

We climbed the irons steps at the Grosse Point Lighthouse. I didn’t make it to the top. Our tour guide had wings on her feet and climbed 11 stories in under 2 minutes. I was hot and dizzy so thought it best to stop. We came down and I took this photo. I think I might have still been dizzy.

Lighthouses intrigue me and I wonder what it would have been like to live in one. This one seems like it would have been a good one to be assigned to because it isn’t isolated from the town.

Have you been in a lighthouse? Did you find it hard to climb the twisty stairs? Did it bother you to come back down because you could see through the steps?

Late on my ROW80  check in.
Last week was worry week, I managed to get two blog posts done but no writing.
change in goals to meet publisher request: Revamp proposal for 3 books. That means 9 chapters need to be written and 3 synopsis! 

About Diana Brandmeyer

Christian author Diana Lesire Brandmeyer writes historical and contemporary romances set from the Midwest to the Mountains. She’s written Mind of Her Own, Frontier Legacy Brides, Small Town Brides, and A Time for Love, among others. Once widowed and now remarried she writes with humor and experience on the difficulty of joining two families be it fictional or real life. *affiliate links are used on this site. It won't cost you more but those extra pennies keep me stocked in tea, thank you!

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