There was something going on…

… in Traverse City this past weekend.  There were ice sculptures everywhere.




Mike and I and Lee and her Roger decided to try out a restaurant on Front Street, that was completely new to us.  It’s been around for maybe a year or so, we just never made it there until Valentine’s Day.
What?   Oh the restaurant’s name is

Red Ginger

Very nice Asian inspired food.  We had a good time there but didn’t exactly like their dessert menu so we got our coats from the “hat check girl”  (it was a guy, actually)  and walked across the street to the Chocolate Bar in the front of the house at ‘Phil’s on Front’.  That place, like every other restaurant, was packed to the gills with Valentine’s celebrants. We were patient and got a good seat.

Heehee, and since Lee and I and various other friends had been there 3 times in the last two weeks, we thought it only nice if Phil would pose for a picture.  Well, he agreed but his face shows how much he didn’t like the idea :0

This picture cracks me up 🙂 🙂 🙂

(Phil and his wife)

And that about sums up our Valentine’s Day dinner and enjoyment.

Cookies for Lee

Lee is having a baby shower for a friend and she asked me to bake cookies for that afternoon – So I did 🙂

Lemon Shortbread cookies, yummmmm.

(I took this picture in the dining room)


This picture was taken in the kitchen.
Amazing how different the light is
Almost finished, they just need a finishing touch…

And here they are all finished and sparkly

Pretty, if I do say so myself and they smell so buttery and sweet.


And then I packed them all individually, but not until I had printed the little tags that Lee requested


That was fun 🙂


I am almost afraid to come here for I haven’t written
anything for you in such a long time.
I am out of things to say, it’s been a busy 10 days or so.
So how about looking at some random pictures that I took
this week at all sorts of different places and with all sorts or different subjects.

First Tyler and his girlfriend Arrielle.
They went to the FHS Winter Dance,
which took place at the Betsie Bay Inn’s basement.


I know this one is hugely out of focus but they really looked so cute
and they had a great time 🙂
Next are some pictures of “leftovers” from last week:


This little stage coach is parked on the property behind the
A&W restaurant in Frankfort,right there on the corner by Main Street.
In the fall they decorated it with pumpkins all around.
We’ve lived here for 15 years and this year is the first time that I saw this thing.
Not being very observant, I am hoping that
I haven’t overlooked it for all those years.

Driving out on 115 towards Crystal Mountain, this is what I got to see:



Dirty snow in front of Graceland Fruits on Main Street.
Thank goodness it has started to snow again and all that
nastiness has been covered with a blanket of snow 🙂

This picture was taken immediately after dropping the boys
off at school – the sun was just coming up over the hill