Thursday, September 22, 2011

Lake Michigan

it’s always been one of my favorite places and by the time you read this i should be there!  growing up, it was THE place to go.  to cut classes (hey, i only did that a few times!).  to go camping with the girls.  to troll for summer parties.  and best of all, to go for a romantic beach walk or bonfire with a hot date.

the dunes

dune rides

for years we made a pilgrimage of sorts all the way across the country in our motorhome.  after spending time with family, we took off for the northern lake towns.  petosky.  frankfort.  charlevoix.  so in love with these places (in the summer, of course!)

Little Sable Point Lighthouse

 now i usually make the trip by myself.    every time i visit my family and friends in michigan i figure i’ll be able to spend some time at the lake… but somehow it rarely happens.  so i decided to do things a little differently this year.  instead of moving from place to place and living out of a suitcase, i’m renting a little cottage on a bluff right above the lake!  that way folks can come out and visit me at “my place”.   i think it’s going to be a fun time!!

painting by my dad

p.s. not expecting much sunshine while i'm there, so my pics likely won't look like these!


  1. Wow, such a beautiful place to grow up Patty. Many happy memories. I am in the clinic at the moment - operation seheduled or 6;30 am. It will be so wonderful to have it all over with. Talk to you soon. lots of love, Doni xxoxoxoxoxo

  2. Looks like a gorgeous place. Enjoy your time there!!!

  3. It's fascinating that your Great Lakes are more like small oceans, it must be wonderful to stroll along these long beaches.

  4. i grew up in WI but have never been to Michigan...go figure!! It looks beautiful!!

    ( your new blog header!!)

  5. When we went to the Great Lakes back in 2007 Lake Michigan was my favorite. I can fully understand your feelings about it. Your idea of renting a cottage there is great, I love that. So much better than living out of the suitcase and visiting everyone.

  6. Lake Superior will always be my favorite, but Lake Michigan comes second. There is something about the aquamarine color of the water.


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