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
Tonight Mike and I decided to go to the beach in Frankfort and see the waves and kite boarders.
…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
Another progress report from the stairway to the beach.
It seems now, that the stairs are only maybe 3/4 done. Meaning, they are longer than anyone had imagined. So, we keep watching our men go off to work on them EVERY afternoon (since the first of June).
I feel so bad and yet in my mind I am pushing for more work and faster work. I think the guys are also very tired of building this thing. After all, all of them are in their mid to late 50’s and the only young one in the bunch is our Tyler at 18.
Again today, I drove up to the end of Grace Road to see how far the stairs are. The railings are up! But so many more steps are needed to get to the bottom of the beach.
I’ll post the pictures in the order that I took them.
Down there is Bill Soper (a local stone mason) with his dog. They went for a swim and then a walk – at 8:45 this evening!
A freighter heading north past the Frankfort Lighthouse
a second freighter heading north
Ummmm, I forgot to take pictures of the stairs but there wasn’t anything new to show you. The railings are up on the first part of the stairs.