SunshineDeb Offline

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Belle Isle

The backdrop of the city with its towering buildings and structures belies the peacefulness of the beautiful Belle Isle. Nestled on its own Island between Detroit and Canada , Belle Isle is a peaceful place, a respite from the city and the hubbub of today's fast pace. When you come over the Belle Isle bridge you're taken to a quiet and peaceful place, and solitude if you choose. Not a lonely place but a peaceful, serene atmosphere.

In the waning twilight hours you can see people fishing at the small lakes, sitting on the lush lawn reading a book, the trees swaying in the gentle breeze. Many come here to jog and ride their bikes. Others come here to see the waters of the river go by. Still others come to just enjoy the water, listening to the ripples and the gentle waves lapping the shore.
In the center of the island you'll find a dirt roadway that goes through the woods in the center, another delightful way to get taken into another world. It's refreshing and renewing to drive through there.
In the summer months there is a lady who runs a hotdog truck there and she will give you smiles and conversation with your food.

Go ahead, strike up a conversation with that person on the park bench near the water. The people who come here tend to be friendly and enjoy talking with people.

It's a wonderful place to come and refresh your soul.

What captures me about this isle, perhaps more than anything, is the contrast of the city that it's linked to by just a bridge.. the traffic, the noise, the constant movement, all go away when you cross that bridge.
CatcherAl
CatcherAl: Gosh I so wish I was over in that side of the pond. It sounds like my sort of haven Thanks Deb xxx
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BriFi
BriFi: love it Debs, I too wld like to go there
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rockislandred1 
rockislandred1: :love :
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firsthand
firsthand: You started with a big United States city and Canada. You think of the big cities you have and yes we have a couple here in Canada Then you take the reader to a serene beautiful place that is humans have left be. Those are the wonders. What raw nature has given us. Beautiful setting Deb. Thank you for sharing.
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BriFi
BriFi in reply to rockislandred1: you mean this one Rock
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SunshineDeb 
SunshineDeb: First, thank you so very much I wanted to share with words what I was seeing with my eyes and my spirit.
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Jante_nut
Jante_nut: Sounds so lovely Deb. I love being by water it is so relaxing to me Well written
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rockislandred1 
rockislandred1 in reply to BriFi: yes ty lol
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SunshineDeb 
SunshineDeb: thank you very much, jan I love being by water, too!
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dreadlox33
dreadlox33: I remember we called my daughter Sunshine. ....I enjoyed your posts. I think you should write more often. It's kinda sad how very few people have such little creative spirit. I mean jeeze....we are all gonna die one day....what are people going to remember us for...if we don't leave what's memorable about us... ...you have a good one...SunshineDeb ..........ian
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HatersMakeMeFamous 
HatersMakeMeFamous: i saw metallica on belle isle....was amazing
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SunshineDeb 
SunshineDeb: @ haters, wow you did? how awesome!!!!
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justme0123
justme0123: I have heard of its wonders, but I have not yet seen for myself- maybe this upcoming year.......
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SunshineDeb 
SunshineDeb: oh that would be wonderful !
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