A Drive through Frankfort

Today the weather could not have been better. Here at the Wayfarer, we had a nice, cool breeze off Lake Michigan. Temperatures were in the low 80’s   purrrfect!

Being involved in a covert operation for an event this week, (no I cannot tell you what this was about or I’ll have to shoot you) I had to go into town and took the opportunity to bring back some pictures of what’s going on in Frankfort during the holiday week. I also have pictures of the clouds at sunset.

The carnival is in town.  It looks pretty and colorful.  They have “put down stakes” across the street from the Bayview Grille.  It smelled like cotton candy and popcorn.

Loading the Ferris Wheel

not much going on yet, the rides just opened this afternoon…

I was on the way home, crossing the bridge across Betsie Bay, when I saw the beautiful sky.
But first a picture of the train that’s located in the park in Elberta, where the Thursday market is held.
They painted the train – it looks wonderful

Looking towards the Conundrum Cafe’

Looking toward Frankfort

Bathing Suit Weather !

It was 42 degrees this afternoon at 4 o’clock and the sun was shining bright.

Susan Filipiak requested photos of  The Lake.  I thought you might want to see what Betsie Bay looks like in late winter.
Tomorrow I will drive down to the Frankfort beach, I promise  🙂

Click on each picture to zoom in a little more.

Standing at the Betsie Valley Trail Head, looking toward the Cabbage Shed in Elberta

Same spot as above looking toward the East.

So many seagulls sitting on the ice flows.  My new camera doesn’t zoom as nicely as my others.  This is as good as it gets…

My Mornings

My mornings always start the same way.  I get up, wake up my boys who promptly jump out of bed. Then they mosey downstairs and snooze on the various couches in the TV room until I wake them again about 20 minutes later.

Errr….too many details?  Ok, why don’t I skip to what’s fun about my mornings…

I drive Marc to school and then I get to see my beautiful surroundings:

First I drive down to the beach.  Everyone does that. You don’t drive on Main Street and not go to take a look at the beach. So here’s what there was to see this morning just before 8 o’clock


The sky was so pink in the west, if I didn’t know any better, I would have thought it was dusk.
Or maybe not?

Now east on Main Street and back home, I had to stop at the boat launch across the street from the Frankfort Tackle Box


And here is looking at the Elberta side of Betsie Bay





It looks like they are almost done with the work on the old M-168.
I wonder what they’ll name it.

In front of us here is the Conundrum Cafe with their bike and kayak rental


Heading home to the Wayfarer for coffee with Mike.  He’s home today – yay!

Frankfort-Elberta Festivities

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…


remember to click on each picture to see all the wrinkles…



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.

Pictures from the bridge

As I came back from my daily grocery shopping spree in Frankfort,  and I was half way across Betsie Bay, something suddenly grabbed me and I pulled over.   I stopped to take a picture or two or three.  There wasn’t much traffic, the school buses had already delivered their treasures – it was ok to stop.

Betise Bay with marshmallow topping a.k.a. ice floes :mrgreen:

Looking in the direction of the red barn on M-22


Looking towards the Cabbage Shed in Elberta

Looking toward Frankfort



And here we are looking towards the house of my friends Kathy and Jan

See the house on top of the dune?  That house belongs to Rena Rose and her husband, whose name I cannot recall at the moment. Strange, huh?

The Barber Shop

Elberta’s barber shop –

I see the inside of it allllllllll the time.  I am there because Marc needs his hair cut every 2 weeks and then Ty, occasionally, needs a haircut as well.

This is Joel, he took over for Phil who likes to go hunting and fishing and that’s exactly what he does with all his time now.
The boys have been going to this place since they were 2 years old and I always loved the interaction between the much older Phil and them. Marc always wanted a Mohawk and Phil wouldn’t give it to him because he was afraid of mother’s wrath.

Well now Joel will let him have what he wants…

I hate it but there isn’t much I can do about that now, is there? – the boy is 16!

Here he’s giving me that “na-na-na-na-naaaaa-na” look

I took some pictures out of the windows.  Betsie Bay is not really frozen any more.

Ice floes – everywhere you look.  Polar bears would love it here!

And then I went home and found these great new re-usable shopping bags with my latest Disney obsession:

Alice in Wonderland

An acquaintance from New York City went to the World of Disney store for me and sent them to me.  How very sweet.

All together I own 4 bags from Disney now.  My friend Ivanka sent me one a long time ago.  I can see that I need to devote a whole blog to my shopping habits :mrgreen:
I have the shnazziest shopping bags in town.