Great to hear from you - it's been quite awhile. The Great Lakes trip brings back memories of times we did that. Some awesome scenery! My DH and I visited the International Peace Memorial, a very tall monument in the middle of Lake Erie built after the War of 1812 as a symbol of peace between the US and Canada. We got stuck in the elevator about 2 feet from the top for almost 3 hours! Rangers had to help us out a very rickety ladder and lead us down the winding 440 steps to get out! Highlight of our trip around the Great Lakes, for sure!
Good that you are mentoring kids. Don't be a stranger - pop in now and then.