The first day of summer fell during a trip I took with my wife and daughter to Northern Michigan. We spent the week relaxing on the west side of the Grand Traverse Bay, way at the top of a peninsula where things were nice and quiet.
While the girls kayaked and paddle boarded, I spent time whittling, smoking my pipe, and even took a canoe out for a spin or two.
The peace and seclusion were delightful, and most mornings the only thing we could hear was the call of loons.
About the only thing "productive" I did was whittle this guy:
These are the tobaccos I took to enjoy — highly recommend all of them!
- My favorite aromatic lately, Cades Cove Cavendish from the Gatlin burlier
- My standard go-to Peterson Early Morning Pipe
- A little Balkan Sasieni to spice things up
- And for a special vacation treat, I cracked open the Beast from Cornell and Diehl's small batch release in February.