Look what I caught with my camera this morning:
A cute, little chipmunk!
OMYgosh, he was sitting there so still, thinking that I might not see him, hehe.
Then I went back to my job at the Wayfarer – Cleaning Lady 😉
Today I was on a mission – to get in the car, drive along the shortest highway in Michigan, Highway 168, and go to the Trick Dog for some R&R before the summer is in full swing. I had not had a chance to go up there all year.
It looked as good as ever; I took Mike along for a Father’s Day lemonade 🙂
Below at the Elberta Waterfront Park, cleanup was going on from the Solstice Festival yesterday and out on the water there were a couple of really beautiful sail boats…
The swim instructor is still here doing his job
There is a new employee: the Trick Dog Greeter! She’s giving out Wayfarer brochures, among others. Yay
And then it was back to the grindstone
June 19, 2010 was a big day for Frankfort and Elberta. Antique Car show and Craft Fair in Frankfort and across the bay, the Elberta Summer Solstice Festival. Enormous crowds, sunshine, great food, provided by the local restaurants. See for yourselves…
Aha! this is where the crazy dressers got their clothes
on to the beer garden where this year local breweries sold their stuff
Hannah Beale was definitely the highlight of the evening for most of us.
Before the work started at the Wayfarer this past weekend, Marc fixed himself a sandwich
Then the men went to work on mowing the lawn, picking weeds out of my flowerbeds and cleaning up generally all around the property. It was a good weekend, very productive.
Mike did most of the work and I appreciate it, the place looks great.
Now how come after all that, the lawn needs mowing AGAIN? It’s like laundry, dishes, dusting, blech…every 5 minutes it needs doing again.
The chickens were the only ones who were just laying around 😛
First there always is a huge mess
See, he’s happy to do the work. No need for me to feel guilty
Peonies and weeds
Hmmmm, I feel a sculpture coming…
And now it looks beautiful
my favorite rose
Ok, Marc didn’t eat that doughnut sandwich, he wanted to but I smacked him into reality
Dale has asked me to inform everyone that the restaurant will not be open quite as early as he anticipated. so, don’t make your way there until at least noon.
We were lucky enough to snag an invitation to the new Bayview Grille in Frankfort. A preview dinner. I have to say, I felt special since we sort of didn’t belong with that group of guests. Invited were the craftsmen, the designer, painters, bankers, carpenters, vendors – all those who helped to get this new restaurant off the ground. Mike and I were invited because I wrote about this beautiful new eatery in this post
Opening its doors to the public on Thursday morning, June 17 at 6 AM, yes, 6 AM. I am salivating thinking about what they will serve. Starting with beignets, mmmmmgood, they will serve some really interesting breakfast items, coffee from “higher grounds”. Then there will be lunch and of course dinner.
What am I babbling about here? I thought that I could remember all that Dale told us about the menu – apparently that is not so. I don’t have a menu to copy yet but I should have one in my hands by the end of the week.
VERY comfortable chairs.
Dale Evans, proprietor.
The flooring people Dale Censer and his wife of TileCraft, Inc. put in that pretty flooring and Bonnie Woolsey (right) of MasterCraft Cabinets – they made that incredible bar with Hickory wood and accents of corrugated steel, built right here in Grand Traverse County.
I drooled over the light fixtures…
We had a choice of panko crusted whitefish or petite filet of beef and a gorgeous chocolate desert.
Petite Filet (2) with smashed potatoes and asparagus
Panko crusted whitefish with a butter sauce…
And there you have it. The restaurant will eventually have 60 seats outdoors – overlooking the bay.
It was a very nice evening. I can’t wait for Thursday morning.
Congratulations, Dale Evans, I promise, I will not forget your name again! 😛