Sunday, September 15, 2019

Back from vacation

I'm back from a lovely vacation.  I'll be sharing some pictures during the next few days to share what we did with you.  For those who have seen these on FB - sorry for the repeat!
We went to Traverse City, in the lower peninsula of Michigan.  We rented the cutest little cottage.  It was on a lake, about 6 miles from Traverse City, so it was quiet and peaceful but still a short drive to the city.

 Here it is - not big but perfect for our stay.

It came with a fully equipped kitchen.

 The living room had lots of room to relax.

 The second BR had bunk beds so it would be perfect for a family.

Our room had a comfy, king sized bed.

The bathroom had a stacking washer and dryer, so I didn't have to come home and catch up on laundry.

 The owners left us a sweet gift basket; wine, fudge, dried cherries, and a gift card to a local restaurant.

The side yard had this nice sitting area.

Here's the lake the cottage was on.

Not far away was a buffalo farm.  They are such majestic animals!

Traverse City is a beautiful place.  I enjoyed just driving and seeing all the stately homes.  Most of them are very well kept up.  Some areas still have cobblestone streets.

I'll end today with a beautiful sunset over the lake and more adventures tomorrow.


Joyful said...

What a lovely cottage and a lovely setting for a holiday.

Jean said...

An absolutely PERFECT place for a vacation!!!!

Linda said...

I have enjoyed your adventures on FB, smiles. I think I have mentioned before we use to vacation in Ludington/Hamlin Lake when I was a kid, the cottage is still there too, smiles.

Have a great week. smiles

Henny Penny said...

Such a pretty place, and that is the cutest little cottage! Bet is was wonderful to spend a week there. Nice gift basket too.

Dianna said...

It all looks so lovely and peaceful, Mari. I'm glad you and Bob were able to have that time away.

Connie said...

What a lovely place to relax . . . the lake is so peaceful and the sunset magnificent. Our Lord sure knows how to paint a gorgeous sunset:) Looking forward to more photos of your trip.
God bless you,
Connie :)

Terri D said...

I did follow your journey on Facebook and will enjoy it all over again here! The cottage is perfect for a get-away!

Debi said...

What a comfortable cottage, such a peaceful looking place. Looks like you had a wonderful vacation!

Beth Cotell said...

That cottage looks perfect! Looking forward to seeing more pictures. I'm glad you had a great time!

Laura said...

The cottage is so cute. What a nice place! The buffalo farm is cool too - we'll have to check that out next time we're there!

Jenny said...

Stunning scenery! And what an adorable little cottage on the lake! Looks ideal for a peaceful, relaxing getaway. Awesome that you were able to do that before snow flies. xoxo