October 21, 2014
en route to Baraga
FLD Henry and I take the day driving to Baraga to catch up with Deb Donnelly. She has been on a longer road trip herself. After visits at correctional facilities in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, she'll meet with the inmate raisers at Baraga in the morning and at Chippewa the next day. All part of her fact-finding tour to help Leader Dogs for the Blind build consistency into the prison puppy-raising program.
I have been invited to continue documenting things. On the way north with FLD Henry, I pause to drink in the natural beauty of the UP, which for me is always a welcome backdrop to our monthly trips.
CUT RIVER BRIDGE
First stop, the Cut River Bridge. Turns out to be a great place for Henry to practice stairs.
|FLD Henry is a bit taken aback by the open-grated stairs. "I think I can lick this!"|
|Even I am a bit disconcerted over the long staircase. But the view is beautiful!|
|After a few flights, FLD Henry is more relaxed.|
|The Cut River Bridge from below.|
|A fairly calm Lake Michigan stretches out before us.|
|FLD Henry takes a drink from the Cut River. Stairs like that can make a pup thirsty!|
We take another break along M-28 to walk along the Lake Superior shore.
|FLD Henry, intrigued by the waves.|