What are the Curley kids doing now?

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What do the Curleys do as a family!

Curley family in front of the Mackinac Bridge.     The Curleys are originally from Michigan and moved to the Tulsa area in 2008 because of employment. While in Michigan, they actively explored Michigan's natural wonders each summer. One of their favorite pastimes was walking the great Mackinaw Bridge, a 5 mile long marvel that connects the two peninsulas of their state. Curley family on the Mackinac Bridge.
Curley family at a Detroit Red Wings hockey game.     Being trolls, Lower Peninsula residents, (as opposed to Yoopers from the Upper Penisula), they have always been and continue to be dedicated Red Wings fans.
    They loved to make their annual visit to a DSO (Detroit Symhony Orchestra) concert which traditionally concluded with a trip to nearby Greektown for Saganaki (a flaming cheese appetizer which they now make at home!), fresh bread and Greek Lemon Rice soup (Yumm!).
    They regularly enjoyed day trips along the Detroit River area which is the boundary between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario (Canada). Josiah Curley overlooking the Detriot River.
    One thing for sure, they never hesitated to dive into any adventure, and Michigan offered lots.
Ruth Curley on a hiking trail in Upper-Michigan.

...hiking its many breakwalls...

Whether they were hiking Michigan's many forest trails...

The Curley family on a breakwall in Munising
Curley kids playing in Ocqueoc Falls.

    ...getting into the icy waters of Lake Superior or literally jumping into its many waterfalls...

Curley kids playing in Sandstone Falls.
Jacob Curley climbing the Log Slide in Upper Michigan.     ..OR...climbing sand dunes and Michigan's Pictured Rocks National Shoreline, one thing was for sure, there were endless sand, water, and adventures!
Grand Portal Point, Pictured Rocks Shorline, MI.

Another favorite vacation spot is
Grandma & Grandpa's tiny cottage on the beautiful Saginaw Bay in Lake Huron.
Grandma and Grandpa (Barbra and Al Clark) at their cottage.
    Due to the shallow water and regular explorations, the Curleys discovered a sunken ship a short distance from the cottage. A resident expert described it as the remnants of the popular 1850 schooners that flooded the Great Lakes' areas. In its intact state it would measure 100 ft. in length and 30 ft. in width. Because of the recent decreasing water levels which cause a shift in the sand bars each year, some years it lays in 4-5 feet of water and other years in only about 18 inches.
Picture of shipwreck. Picture of shipwreck

    When not utilizing the water, the Curleys have learned to utilize Grandma and Grandpa's other most abundant resource....sand. Each year they compete in the local sand castle contest and have a great time!
Sand octopus that the Curleys sculpted. Sand castle arch.

Sand castle of one of the Curleys' favorite stuffed dogs. A boy carved out of sand.

    To complete a large castle they need everyone (all 6 of them) working at least 5-6 hours.
Curleys' dragon and castle that took first place in the annual contest. One of the Curleys' favorite sandcastles.
    And some years they are fortunate enough to win!