A Stroll On Frankfort Beach

The other day I was waiting for Mike to run errands in town. It was my first opportunity to go and see the beach at the end of Main Street in Frankfort in a really long time. The weather was perfect. It was windy and warm, the sun was shining. It was the best beach weather. 

These folks thought so too

Al Capone!

Had lunch at the Fusion with Mariah and Joanne today and a tour of the Al Capone house afterwards.  Oh yeah.  I have only seen the house a long time ago in total disrepair.
There it sits right at the beach, across from the Harbor Lights Condos in Frankfort.  Looking very tired and architecturally not appealing at all.  But as they say, you can’t judge a book by it’s cover.  Someone with a whole lot of money and a love for old things and traditions has transformed this house into a beautiful home.

Today we were treated to something very special.

The legend of this house is this, the house was used by Al Capone and his buddies for weekend outings with girlfriends and for those girlfriends to have a place to give birth to their offspring.  Pretty seedy, I know but still, if the story is true, pretty wild 🙂

Just look at this amazing gate. I love the ship with the sails blowing in the wind…

The entry

left is the kitchen

right is the parlor

This is a special spot, a cozy room all decorated with nautical accoutrements

I love this chandelier.  The entire room was decorated with model ships and little sailors sitting on the ledge

I have so many more pictures of the upstairs with all it’s bedrooms,  there was also a secret room. So much to see.  I will continue to post pictures tomorrow. The internet is giving me trouble tonight 😦

Soaring over Frankfort

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We often see the glider planes soaring above our place.  So pretty to watch one plane pull the other to soaring height and then unhook the cable and let it gooooo. When I drive under the archway on M-115 when the pull plane first takes off,  I automatically duck because they are so low to the ground still, I am afraid they’ll hit my car.

I happen to drive by the Frankfort airport last Sunday, when I saw a whole lot of people and planes.  I drove in  to see because I am nosy that way :mrgreen:
A bunch of people from the North West Soaring Club were there, as well as passengers.
I am afraid of heights; the first rung of a ladder is about as high up as I’ll go, so this adventure is out of the question for me but you all can partake in this extraordinary trip.

Yikes the sun was so bright that day, the picachures are all washed out.  But you can maybe see how that little glider bounces along the runway and then finally takes off here:   Glider taking off

Check out their website North West Soaring Club You can make arrangements to take flight by calling 231.352.9160