Never a dull moment (in a good way)

The short version of what’s below:

Come to Frankfort for a day of excitement.

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Lake Express at her slip in Muskegon, Michigan...

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Announcing a Special Event in Frankfort.  For one day only, on  Sunday June 5, 2011  the Lake Express is coming to town.  I’ll just post what they want you to know.
“Join us in Frankfort, Michigan on June 5, 2011 for a day of open house tours of Lake Michigan’s high speed ferry and two special excursions on Lake Michigan.

Sunday June 5th will include a variety of on-shore activities and a special opportunity to view the Lake Express up close and meet members of the ship’s crew during a tour of the ship.


The Lake Express will be available to the public for free tours from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Immediately following the morning Free Tour portion of the visit, the Lake Express will hold two special reservation-only tours and excursions. Reserved tickets will allow a limited number of people the special opportunity to experience a ride on the nation’s first high speed auto-passenger ferry. Riders will be taken on a full speed run on Lake Michigan where they will be treated to the unique blend of modern amenities and speed that have been mainstays of the Lake Express service between Milwaukee and Muskegon since 2004.

Advanced reservations for the 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. excursions are available through the links below. $10 per person – proceeds from each trip will be donated to benefit Frankfort-area community groups.


The Lake Express will arrive at Lake Betsie the evening of Saturday June 4th after completing a record-breaking speed run from Kewaunee, Wisconsin – crossing Lake Michigan in just 1-1/2 hours, the fastest ever crossing of Lake Michigan by a ferry.


Tickets will be available for pick up at the event. Reservations are recommended because space is limited.

*Reservations originally made for the postponed May event will be honored at the June event.

Visit this website for more information and to

reserve your tickets today.”

Sleeping Bear Dunes News

Good Harbor Bay, Sleeping Bear Dunes

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Something new and really exciting has come to town.

‘sbd Tours’   short for Sleeping Bear Dunes Tours, I think.

Martina Dorn is the proprietor.  She offers hiking and biking tours


sbd Tours include:

Nature Discovery Walks

Empire Bluff

Otter Creek

Empire History Walk

Betsie Valley Trail Bicycle Tour

North Bar Lake Bicycle Tour 


And all of that with your schedule in mind and for very little money.

What an amazing way to learn about this area

Here is a link to her website for more information:

sbd Tours

If you are making reservations, please let her know that you learned about the tours from Iris at Wayfarer Lodgings