I wanted to tell you about my lovely weekend away with hubby, but I have so much to say that I thought I would post it in installments! So here is part 1. We left early on Friday morning to go up north to Traverse City for 2 nights. We were hoping to see a bit of color and WOW, did we ever!! On our way to up, we stopped to a favorite place in Manistee called "Townline Bargain Barn!" A great little junk shop that is very popular.
We got some real bargains here too! Some cookies, tape, cards, pet dish, etc.! I always love to stop and look around!
From here we took the scenic route along the lakeshore, although the color wasn't peaking there yet. But another favorite stop is this little road side stop where you can virtually see for miles! I love the views from up there!
The steps were a LOT to climb, but so worth it!!
From there we drove up the Leelanau peninsula and came to the little village of Leland, also affectionately known as "Fishtown!" This little town tugs at my heart strings every time I go there. My father loved Fishtown! Before he died it was a favorite spot of his! I was a bit disappointed that the candy store was closed at the dam.
But at least we got some great views of the dam itself! It's so pretty!
There's a restaurant up in the left with a balcony so you can sit out there and eat and listen to the dam.
This is a shot going in the opposite direction. There was a beaver swimming in it, but unfortunately I was not able to get a photo of it! Wish I had...he was awesome!
I took a photo of a couple of fishing boats. Out beyond the stones is the "Big Lake!" Of course, I'm referring affectionately to Lake Michigan!
I loved this fish on the top of the smoked fish store!!
So from there we headed over to Suttons Bay and then down to Traverse City where we spent the night. Another day this week I'll show you what we did on Saturday!! Just too many photos for post! Hope you enjoyed the little tour!