Some people have been asking to see pictures of my husband's family (my husband and his two brothers now own the place) cabin in Mackinaw, Michigan. My brother-in-law Al has been spending the whole summer getting the place cleaned up and ready for the family reunion in August. The deck area is really the back of the house (and the family's favorite hang out spot) that looks out on to Lake Michigan. Looks like they mowed down (or had a herd of goats come in) all the wild grass and weeds that use to grow out back. Not sure Ruthie (my mother-in -law) would have liked that, she was a big nature fan but it does give you a clear view of the lake. If the grass is not cut back (it can get over 5 feet tall) there would be no beach area. Maybe Al is hoping those nasty geese will waddle up close enough for him to shoot for dinner.