Thursday, September 11, 2014

Catching Up-Vacation

Here we are, Fall is moving in and I have not shared much at all about our summer.  So I am going to try and get a few posts in and do just that.  Hubs and I only had a short three day vacation this year but we enjoyed every bit of it.  We stayed on the Leelanau Peninsula here in our home state of Michigan.  We  have stayed on the Peninsula before outside of Sutton's Bay, this year we stayed in the Northport area.

 This is an older motel and somewhat dated but it was comfortable and had everything we needed including a small kitchen area and small living room.  Outside was a large yard with picnic tables and grills available for all the visitors.  Also a path down  to a small beach area.
We spent a lot of time sitting on the lawn reading and little time down by the water.  The beach area had very large rocks in the water, to large for me to walk on but hubs did manage to make it out a ways before he gave up and said it was just to cold.
The same two chairs at another time of the day looking 
out toward the water.
In the pictures above if you looked out across the bay you can just barely see Gull Island.  I had not heard of Gull Island in the 30 plus years I have lived in Michigan.  A couple that were local gave me a short story about how someone had built a house on the island and tried to live there but the Gulls won the battle and the people finally abandoned their home. If you like history like this you can read about it here.

Only thing left behind on Gull Island are the two chimneys of the home.

These are some children taking sailing lessons.  It was fun to watch them deliberately tip over their boats and have to pull them upright again.
Sutton's Bay have some very colorful shops to browse which we did spend a couple hours doing.

It was a relaxing and enjoyable time for both of us. 

A little windblown selfie with squinty eyes but the hubs always takes a good picture so I will share anyway.  This vacation was in July so I still have over a month to catch you up
 on what I have been up to this summer.

Blessings from our home in the woods.



Allie said...

Well that looks like a GREAT place - but beaches are too important to me to stay near one with rocks. The town looks wonderful though. LOVE the selfie!

Bee Lady said...

I love Leelanau peninsula and Suttons Bay. We've stayed on Suttons Bay before and in Traverse City. Love the whole area. Can't wait for you to show us more pics. I hope your life gets back to normal soon.

Cindy Bee