Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Long Time Not to Blog!

We have been on the road for over a week now and have about a week more before we head home.  We have been having a very relaxing get away...much needed for both of us!!

Right now we are in Door County, Wisconsin....after the kids talked up about their vacation here, we thought we had better give it a try....especially the fish boil which the area is known for!!!

After visiting family in Missouri and Illinois, we headed up to Michigan for a few days; a return to Traverse City area...such beautiful land and lake areas!!  We stayed in Interlochen at a B & B..."Lake N Pines Lodge"....very nice, great view of the little lake they are on, and terrific breakfasts by the man of the house.

Holland, Michigan..on the way to Traverse Bay...I bought a
blank wooden shoe to try to to a ZIA on!!

A view of Lake Michigan from an over look on the way to Traverse City!

Lake N Pines Lodge from the lakeside

Sunset on Lake Dubonnet at lodge
Traverse City has many neat areas....great orchards, fishing areas on the Bay...and views of Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan from Pyramid Point...quite a hike to the top!!

Fishtown...near Leeland on Traverse Bay...quaint area which
has been left like early days of commercial fishing...great food!!

Barn up the peninsula with a Quilt Square painted on the end.

Then we went on over to Sault Ste Marie to watch the boats go through the locks...we had done that last year and felt we were close enough we should see it again!

Large cargo ship going through the locks..close to 1000 feet in length..one of the
largest to go through!

And on across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan...to Bayfield, Wisconsin on Lake Superior. We really lucked out on this stay..we were at Winfield Inn..right on the Lake..just beautiful.  We liked it so much we decided to stay an extra night!

The view from our porch, outside out room.

Some of the gardens at Winfield Inn.
We had such relaxing time there....the only draw back on the whole trip is we have really been over eating!!!  Dick kind of needed to as he had lost so much weight from his surgery and treatments....but I do not need to gain any!!!!

I am really behind on quilting and posting and my challenges so will have to work on all that better when we get home!!  In the mean time...still seeing some great sights and eating some great food!!!


  1. Glad you had such a good, relaxing time! And good food evidently. LOL

  2. Vacations are meant for you to relax and over eat!! Enjoy yourself! Can't wait to see you when you get home and catch up.