Friday, August 18, 2017

Michigan FUN, FUN, FUN!!

Frankfort MI 8/17/17 Full Double Rainbow

It’s been eight-ish days since my last post but seriously it’s hard work to pack in so much fun…and then document it!!  Sometimes there aren’t enough hours in the day and then again sometimes there’s just too much fun; it’s like a happy reunion at every stop!

Tim "the butterfly whisperer" from Ivanhoe. Anchored at S Manitou Island for the day
Since our last visit we have been to Petoskey (3 days), Charlevoix, & Leland (1day each) and Frankfort (3 days)…all Michigan State operated marinas.  Nice facilities & staffed with super friendly people! And one day stop at South Manitou Island for hiking & exploring! To keep this post brief…I’ll let the pictures do the talking…

Flower baskets everywhere in Petoskey!
Bike & pedestrian trails are everywhere - and it's rare to see one empty!
...and so is ice cream, chocolate & fudge. The path on the left? Bike Trail!!
A triathlon in Charlevoix - water temp? 64!!  I just watched!
Not the Caribbean...but Lake Michigan!!! Breath-taking!
A 6 mile run/walk in Leland took me past ice cream...
...and into Elberta! I love it when that happens!

Friday 8/18/17-Frankfort MI-not everyday is sunshine & rainbows
As promised we used several hours each day in Frankfort to do boat maintenance (change filters, clean strainers, scrub bilge, wash, rinse, repeat) and household chores (laundry, cleaning, grocery) but still squeezed in enough time for a solo 6 mile walk/run!! And multiple walk/strolls around town…Frankfort is a great town – not “touristy” – feels like a family-friendly community.

Weather is going to be a big factor for the remainder of our time on Lake Michigan – the big blue lady can be a little contrary – but Saturday looks like a good travel day so we plan to see more of the fabulous sand dunes!!  Wind is the biggest concern – this lake can generate 10+’ waves!! GULP!!

The Lower Place finally has a MAROON flag! We've seen Big T flying on Tranquillity III forever!
We continue to enjoy the natural beauty of Michigan…maybe you can plan a little get-away and head to “the mitten”?!?!  You won’t be disappointed…just pick your season, there is fun all year ‘round!

Sand Dunes!! With homes on top?! ...builds his house upon the sand... hmmm...
God bless!

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