A Skate to School Across Glen Lake

Posted by bob on 28th Jan 2015

Setting off on the annual hike to school Somehow, the stars aligned to make the whimsical and uniting annual Sutherland family walk to school happen in the middle of winter. We hiked on Tuesday and planned to take a shortcut across Big Glen Lake. I excitedly thought we would set a new record time for this seven-mile trek. And our secret would be skateable ice on Big Glen Lake. Colebrook, Hawthorn, and I did it as a threesome last year and the year before. This year, we had a new partic ...

A Walk to School - Part Two

Posted by bob on 5th Jun 2014

At 5:30am on Friday, May 30, Bob and his two boys put on their coats and headed out the door for school. That day was no ordinary day though - they planned to walk the 8 miles from their home in downtown Glen Arbor to Glen Lake school. Their first attempt (nearly a year ago to the day) took 8 hours due to sketchy navigation and tough weather, so the boys ended up missing the entire day of school. This year, Bob was determined to make it to school before noon. Follow along below as Bob walk ...