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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Traverse City getaway

Last week Bob and I had a little vacation and spent the week in Traverse City, Michigan.  We stayed in a cute little cottage we had rented before.  We enjoyed it so much that time, that we wanted to do it again.  It's on a lake, is peaceful and quiet, and only 10-15 minutes from all that Traverse City has to offer.

Here's a few of the fun things we did while there.

We drove to Leland Michigan, also known as Fishtown.  It's the site of an old fishing village, and many of the old buildings remain.  I love these old buildings!




Some are still used by the fishermen, but many have been changed over to little shops.  It's a fun place to wander around.



One of the shops had this banner hanging outside.  I love it and think it's very good advice.




 
There is also a harbor that has it's own charm.



After we left there, we drove to Northport to visit the Grand Traverse Lighthouse.

It was a beautiful day, and perfect for walking around the lighthouse and Lake Michigan.



The lake was clear and beautiful on this day.



Near our cottage was a buffalo farm.  We enjoyed watching these magnificent animals.

I don't want to post too many photos at once, so I'll share a few more tomorrow.


18 comments:

Deb said...

That looks like a great getaway in a fun place. So glad you and Bob could go. I love the message on that flag. So good! See you again soon. Will look forward to more picture!

Laurel Wood said...

These are lovely photos from your vacation, Mari. I just love the old fishing buildings. How fun that some of them have converted to shops. The lighthouse is beautiful. So glad that you two had a nice visit.

Sandi said...

So wonderful to see!

How close were you to the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes? ❤️that place.

Anni said...

How quaint and a perfect getaway for two!!

Joyful said...

Such a neat looking place and the weather looks fantastic for your vacay. I'm glad you enjoyed the break.

Sparky said...

Wonderful photos. I felt like I was there and it made me smile. It brings me joy to see y'all have a good time. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings. xx

R's Rue said...

So beautiful. I’m glad you enjoyed.

Arlene @Nanaland said...

So glad you got a much deserved break Mari. And when you find the perfect spot, just keep going back. That is why Marvin and I drive down to Gulf Shores every September, barring hurricanes that is. We are going next week if the waters stay calm.

Doris said...

What a beautiful location. Just perfect!

Linda said...

I so could live there, grin. Thanks for sharing. Hey, I bet that area gets a lot of snowfall in the winter, smiles.

Changes in the wind said...

What a beautiful place, so glad you could go and shared pictures with us.

Michelle said...

Glad you were able to get away for a break. They are always necessary. I enjoyed your comment about the aunt's jello concoction. I don't think I could have eaten it! lol

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Oh happy sigh........

No more needs to be said.

Perfection....

🌻🍁🍂🏈🍂🍁🌻

Debi said...

Looks like an awesome getaway. It's so nice to get away from routine and responsibilities once in a awhile. Have a great week!

Terri D said...

Mari, it sure looks like an idyllic place to get some good rest and relaxation! Looking forward to more photos tomorrow! xo

Kim said...

Beautiful! There's a town on the island here that could pass as its twin, right down to the buffalo!!

Vintage Girl 901 said...

What a precious little village and beautiful! I would an escape there!

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

What a beautiful little getaway. I was in Traverse City quite a few years ago now. So quaint and so beautiful. Some parts makes me think of almost Anne of Green Gables with the light houses and bluffs and beautiful waters.