My Summer on the Front Porch

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This has been my most wonderful summer since we came to live in Michigan.  Thanks to my reliable little helper Kamrie and some of her compadres for cleaning for me and Mike quitting his job.  Of course it helped that we had only enjoyable guests (almost) this year.  What a treat.
I have been able to enjoy my front porch more then ever before.  What fun to sit there and wave back at the “wavers” in the cars going by.
Ahhhh, a front porch, who needs anything else?!

I must say, thinking about this last season, this area sure has changed and then again it stayed the same.   The folks that come to enjoy themselves here are very much interested in keeping the area pristine and they really are “into the nature thing”, lol.
Water sports are definitely pushing hard to be the No.1 activity these days. Hiking and biking are not far behind. Of course that doesn’t mean that just plain old “laying on the beach” is no longer important. We’ve had many couples staying with us specifically to lay around on the beach and get chocolate brown before having to go back to work.

Long story short,   Thanks everyone for a most enjoyable season, for your business, for your friendship. We hope you went back home refreshed and feeling well and that your tank is full until you can come to Benzie County again   :heart:

Heehee, one really bad picture but there you have it – The Front Porch

Sis came to visit

It Really Is a Small World

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Tonight Mike and I decided to go to the beach  in Frankfort and see the waves and kite boarders.

We did:

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Frankfort Beach 2

…and then we decided to visit a few of our favorite watering holes.

So we went to the Stormcloud Brewing Company first, then to Dinghy’s and on our way back to the car,

we stopped in at Coho.  And that is where the fun started.  As we walked in, Jess, the bar tender, said

“There is Iris!”

and the group that was occupying the bar area went nuts.

“Ummmmm,  thanks for the warm welcome, peeps but what’s going on?”

Come to find out that they, from New England, had read my review of the Coho on
Four Square and went to see if it was what I said it was.

We had fun!

Small world indeed

Now You See It…

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Now you see it

the old Wayfarer sign

With Glenn as my “model”

And now you see something much nicer

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with Douglas David the artist who first made an oil painting of the cottages a couple of years ago and then had the grand idea of turning this fabulous painting into a new roadside sign for us.

And let me tell you, this is saying it all:

We are

Wayfarer Lodgings

and we are not the norm

Douglas’ paintings are sold at Betsie Bay Furniture, at the Garden Theater in downtown Frankfort, at McBeth in Onekama, as well as online at his website.

Friday Night in Frankfort

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I was meeting a friend in town tonight. At the Stormcloud Brewing Company to be exact.  We drank WINE, hehe.

The place was packed and so was the town.

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I love the Bookstore. It is always open late and Mike and I go in there every time we are in town for dinner

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Yep, it’s that time again

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I cannot not show off these beautiful little jewel boxes.  This year most of the flowers came from Crystal Gardens…

# 7 a.k.a The Meadowlark  with a rock-e-fied angel given to me by John and Gail W.  who are residing there for the next 2 weeks.

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# 9 a.k.a. The Heron with it’s mossy flower box

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# 8 a.k.a. The Sandpiper which was the stepchild this year.  All the “leftovers” went into it but the 2 bunnies seem to be enjoying themselves ;)

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Good night Lobelias, Zinnias, Impatiens’, Carnations, Nasturtiums, Pansies, et al  :)

 

The Wayfarer is mowed…Really!

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Mike finally ordered and got delivered (same day)  a new John Deere mower.  The old one was 28 years old and needed major repairs every time she should have mowed :(

From now on, when you read “sit down and relax, we mowed the lawn”, you can actually see it, heehee.   Once again I am a happy innkeeper. Yay!

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Look at that happy face

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Talking “mower” with the guy that delivered the new one

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Happy – Happy

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Well the lawns all around look beautiful and according to Mike, it took about 3 1/2 hours less than before to do the job and he never once had to stop and look under the hood…

A whole lot of crazy

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hee hee, ha ha !

This week has been a week of comic relief here at the Wayfarer.

All the things that made me want to start ‘Adventures of an Innkeeper’ in the first place have happened.

‘nough said about that.

After all is said and done, we have had and still have some really fun guests here and that makes it all worth while.  And the tall Texan, that scared the heck out of me is really just a pussy cat

So, tonight I laugh myself to sleep because it was a most amusing and stressful day.

Good night all~

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