Upper Tahquamenon Falls

Due to weather, we decided to cut our stay in Mackinaw City short by 1 day.  Instead, we decided to take a different route back home, heading further north that originally intended.  Our route would include a stop at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Michigan.  Val had found information about these falls from one of the brochures she collected at the Seul Choix Lighthouse.  

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Ethiopian Opal

Val may have found her new favorite gemstone today.  While out about, we stopped at Crazy Days at Ken Kay Thompson Jewelry and Val saw her first Ethiopian Opal.  While it has some similar characteristics to Australian Opal, it has a translucence to it that allows the color to shimmer and move as light passes through the stone.

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