Two In Love In Grand Marais

MJ: See you this weekend!

From an earlier post...

My wife and I will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary this October. We have been making trips to the shore of Lake Superior in northern Minnesota to celebrate our anniversary for years. I was thrilled and tremendously surprised when I received the notification that MJ was going to be in Grand Marais in late September so I called our favorite hotel in GM and made reservations for that weekend. What a terrific way for us to celebrate our 25th! Frankly, it was meant to be!!

We had a very good friend sing Two In Love at our wedding and it has been a theme song for us during this wonderful adventure that we have had. Twenty five years, three children, moving around the country for work only to find our way back to Minnesota, and Michael's music has always been a rock for us, a link to home, to Christmas concerts on our vacations, from Orchestra Hall to the "U" to the State Fair Band Shell we have spent many hours loving the performances and cherishing the music. I can remember the kids asking if we could sing the magic time song again, and Ponies (our middle child Erin's favorite, she is studying equine management in college now, geez).

Bristlecone Pine, Rollercoaster Run (we lived in Virginia for a few years along the way and this song reminds me of the roads I traveled there, we'd sing it with the kids on road trips back to MN), Give Me Wings, the stories MJ would share at Christmas concerts of his family, both sad and happy, made us all feel like an extended family getting together during the holidays, lots of great memories and moments.

We are looking forward to catching up with MJ in September on the North Shore at the foot of the Sawtooth Mountains, and again in Hopkins the day after Christmas! Here is the first request for Two In Love for Joe and Carrie in Grand Marais...thank you so much for the music Michael...