Friday, September 16, 2011

time away~bliss

Dan and I had a wonderful get away to Northern Michigan, we were gone September 11-13. It was so nice to spend time together, relax and experience part of Michigan we haven't been to before.
 We saw the Sleeping Bear Dunes and so enjoyed the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, what a gorgeous drive! Of course we  made lots of stops.  We spent time in Leland, Sutton's Bay, Glen Arbor, Silver Lake Dunes, Maritime Museum, and many more stops where I could take pics! I took a ton of if you would like to see more, here is a link!   more pics!

In Glen Arbor we found a delightful tea shop, Great Lakes Tea and Spice.

 We made a few purchases of tea, spices and flavored olive oil. 

Also in Glen Arbor is Cherry Republic. Oh what a fabulous place!!

We bought some cherry goodies, chocolate covered dried cherries and cherry wine to name a couple.
Dan and I fell in love with Fishtown, Leland’s historical district, that is where our hotel was, Falling Waters Lodge. Fishtown features rustic shanties and docks reminiscent of life and commercial fishing one hundred years ago. Today, galleries and unique shops fill these shanties, and charter fishing trips and the only public ferry to the popular Manitou Islands depart from those same docks.
Check out this short video that's on their website.

The evenings we were there, we had dinner at two different restaurants, both fabulous food and great atmosphere.
Sunday night we ate at The Bluebird Restaurant, located in Leland and Monday evening we had dinner at The Cove.  The Cove is in Fishtown, across the river from Falling Waters Lodge. So after dinner we walked a short bridge back to our room.

Here are a few "scenic" photos~~

A couple of Fishtown, I took so many more photos!!

Lake Michigan~gorgeous

Part of Sleeping Bear Dunes and no we did not climb it. ;-)

Little Sable Lighthouse

Point Betsie
It wasn't open when we were there, so couldn't get real close.
Like I said, I took many more photos, so if you are interested, click on the more pics link at the beginning of this post.  
I could go on and on about this little holiday that Dan and I had. 
Well, hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. 
Be blessed


  1. Hi Pam,
    I love all your pictures from your trip. I had no idea Michigan was so beautiful? I love the lake it looks wonderful. I am happy you had such a nice vacation. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday.
    Hugs, Dru

  2. Hi Pam! Wow, beautiful pictures of your trip! What gorgeous places you visit! I love your layout and font!! Hugs!