Tuesday, October 7, 2008

We're back!

We are back from our little getaway. We left on Monday morning. It was kind of a dreary day, with little rain showers occasionally, but we had a great time anyway. It was nice to relax and spend some uninterrupted time together. We didn't have a set plan on what we were doing, but just drove avoiding highways and trying to remain near to the lake shore. We again marveled at the beauty God has given us to enjoy in this world.
This is an area near Arcadia. It said scenic turnout and we stopped to check it out. I got out of the car and said "Oh good, we get to climb steps!" Bob looked at me like I was crazy, but I figured there had to be a great view at the top. The picture above shows what the stairs look like from half way up.

We met another couple at the top who offered to take this picture. We actually ran into them again at another point in the day.

Here is the view from the top of all those stairs. It was even more beautiful in person.

This is the place we stayed at. It is called the Betsie Bay Inn. It's an old Inn that has been restored. Each room is different and we enjoyed our stay.

This old truck belongs to the Inn. I thought it was pretty cute!

After supper we went to the beach and watched the sun set.

The Inn has a wine cellar and guests are given a free wine tasting. This is just a portion of their wine area. It's big enough that they can have a group of people there. We tasted 3 different wines. (just la small amount of each - not 3 wine glasses full!) We liked 2 of them and didn't care for the other. It was a fun thing to do.
Tomorrow I'll post about our day Tuesday.

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Melissa said...

It sounds like you had a great day. That Inn looks amazing!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Mari, the pictures are beautiful. I would love to go just see the sunset with a lighthouse in my view. How neat.

The stairs - I could do without those!


Mike Golch said...

wow, sounds like a fun time. thanks for the photos.

Pat said...

I love that area of the state, but sorry to say I haven't been there in a while. I'd have to pass on those stairs - WOW - but what a view if you can climb them!
Glad you had such a great time, I love the pictures!

PinkDaisyGirl said...

When I first so the stairs I thought you finally went to Niagara, then I kept reading. It looks like a lot of fun, and so pretty. What a lovely inn.

I can't wait until my kiddos get up tomorrow morning and I can show them the picture of that truck. They're going to love it. I'm curious who will yell "banana" first.

Glad you're back safe.

~ Kayren

Andrew Bruins said...

I'm am glad you had a good time, I liked the sunset picture

justabeachkat said...

Welcome home. It sure looks like you had a good time.


Demara said...

WOW! I'm so proud of you Mari for hiking up all those steps!!! Good for you~but the wine...hmmm...maybe not so good. even though I know a little is ok for you...a lot is well, you know. -not GI- I'm glad you had a restful day Monday. Can't wait to hear about Tuesday. :0)

mel said...

Good for you! including the wine tasting and getaway and stairs and everything. Thanks for visiting my blog so often and commenting. Great couple photo!!

Joanne said...

What a fun trip together. It looks like something Paul and I would do together. I have never been wine tasting before. I think I have immature taste buds. If there was a fudge tasting factory I would be there in a hot minute!

Welcome back!

Heather and Reese said...

Beautiful pictures! I love that sunset. What fun.

Welcome back.


Jennifer said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time! I think the hike u the stairs was worth it for the view.

Cheri said...

I would have said the same thing about the stairs- it was worth it though- what a beautiful lookout!

Terri said...

Looks like a great time. Nice picture of you and Bob. I'm glad you could enjoy a little time away together.

Nate and Brenda said...

Looks like you had a great time!! Looks like a nice place!!!

Cherdecor said...

What a great picture of you and Bob! I didn't see any scene in Hawaii that was prettier than these pictures. Michigan must be beautiful!

BethAnne said...

That place looks beautiful -- glad you had a good time.

Anonymous said...

Not sure where Arcadia is? Looks like a great place to get away. So glad you guys had fun! Last year we headed north and had the best time. I guess this year it will be south the Texas next month..woohoo!

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Nancy said...

The steps looked like a challenge but such a great view!!! Love the pic of you two.

Growin' with it! said...

fun pictures! my favorite? Y-O-U! so nice to *see* you. you're sure cute and looks like you 2 are happy, happy people!

Lynn said...

Wow, Mari, I just caught up on all your vacation pictures. Looks like such a great time. BEAUTIFUL pictures. I especially like the one of you and Bob....and the one of the lighthouse.

Laura said...

I'm so glad that couple got that picture of you two - it's so cute! I'd like a copy of it.