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Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Latest Adventure

As you may have read, we headed out very spontaneously Monday. Our destination..Interlochen State Park. It is north of us, close to three hours away.  Interlochen is the home of Interlochen Fine Arts Camp.  Kids from all over the world spent the summer there.  Music, dance, theatre...they host concerts throughout the summer. 

We took some backroads along the way. Here is a wind farm they are constructing outside Scottville.

We settled into our site and enjoyed a relaxing evening. We were right across from Duck Lake. A nice sized lake, very clear and very warm. We enjoyed a gin and tonic down by the waterfront. The stairs to the lake was right across from our campsite.

Later that evening, we headed down the street to Bud's. A great little cafe like place. Lots of people hanging out. They have salads, sandwiches, coffee drinks, a bakery, and ice cream. I had a Java Chip ice cream cone (single dip). It was so delicious!

Tuesday, we headed to the Leelanau Pennisula to check out some other campgrounds. We visited three; two were too rustic for me...the other was too crowded and more of an RV park.

We stopped in Glen Arbor for lunch. Charming little resort town. My niece Jackie put in a request that I stop at Cherry Republic and have ice cream for her. We stopped right after lunch....too full for ice cream but did sample their chocolate covered cherries. Could have eaten a ton of them!

This was such a charming bookstore in Glen Arbor. I looked for Mario Batali, but didn't see him anywhere.

From Glen Arbor, we headed to Sleeping Bear Dunes. You may recall that last year it was voted as #1 Most Beautiful Beach on Good Morning America.  It is gorgeous.
lots of people climbing the sand dune.

My husband coming down from the top of the dune.
 The scenic tour:

Stopped by a nice little Quilt shop in Interlochen. Had a nice evening cookout on the grill. Read some, stitched a bit, and headed out late Morning on Wednesday for home.

The weather was absolutely gorgeous....even had a little chill in the evening.  All in all, it was a perfect getaway.


  1. Hi Barb,

    The photos are wonderful.

    Blue skies, sand and sun - heaven!

    Love the photo of the two of you and the
    one of your husband coming down the sand dune!

    It is great to get a break isn't it
    especially in such pretty places.

    x Fiona

  2. Great photos Barbie . . . a fun spontaneous Time. I liked the picture of the two of you!