It’s been too long

Today, a new guest told me that he loves reading this blog.  I told him that since I rarely left the property, I didn’t feel I had anything more to contribute.  But for all of you who are not following us on facebook,  I could tell you about happenings in the area and news from the Wayfarer anyway. Let me know in the comments if you are interested in anything in particular.

Starting today, I will continue and see where that takes me.

I found and posted a picture of an oil painting of a stretch of M-22 around Crystal Lake, by David Westerfield  to our facebook page. You should see it too

David Westerfield painting

Batteries

For some reason, I thought that camera batteries never wear out.  I would just put it in it’s little charger and use it over and over again.  Well apparently that isn’t so, grrrrrrr…

Until I find the money for a new battery – I have a savings account but it’s only for my Disney trips 😆   hehe –
You’ll have to look at pictures from last fall.

Going west on River Road

Crystal Lake

The back yard.

I may have already written that somewhere but it bears repeating:  the colors are so much brighter this year.  The oranges, reds and yellows are blazing.

This October has 5 weekends and so many days between those weekends, you should come up to Benzie County and visit 😉
Autumn is the best time of year to visit the many wineries and have a taste of their magic!

The Crystal Lake Outlet

Since the sun was shining again today Mike and I went for a short drive down Molineaux Road and to the Crystal Lake outlet.

 

Nice to look at but not exactly Lake Michigan beach or?

There is something to be said about working for oneself –

We can almost always take off to go somewhere. No boss to tell us ‘no’ 😉

Alpaca

I used to sell Alpaca – things made from Alpaca wool.  Have I told you that already?   I managed a store in Germany that sold everything Alpaca.  Dreamy coats and the most beautiful wraps, tops and throws.   Anyway,  so today coming back from shopping in Benzonia, the Alpaca were out at

Crystal Lake Alpaca Farm

on River Road.  They enjoyed the sunshine see:
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They were busy grazing and had their heads down, so I whistled and some heads snapped up 🙂
These guys look so cuddly, one could just run over there and pick one up to take home .
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What lazy lives they have.  Eat, drink, get a haircut now and then…And then I went home and made dinner – beef stew with biscuits!  Cooked it for hours with some really good stuff in  it. Yumm

Dinner at the Coho Cafe’

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Most of you know that the Coho Cafe is one of my very favorite restaurants in this area.  We love what they offer, we love the location, the set up, the food.  It’s not pretentious only delicious.   For an appetizer I had the scallops with orange salsa, followed by seared yellow tail tuna, which they left “un-seared” for me. I don’t like cooked fish too much.  Everything was scrumptious.  Mike had a steak with smashed potatoes which he loved. Our friend Jan had the special which was some fish wrapped and steamed in grape leaves, she loved it.  Kathy had the duck and she enjoyed that very much.  For desert Kathy  and I each had the chocolate bread pudding. Yummmmm…

As usual, my greedy self forgot to take pictures of the food.  I can assure you it was all good 😉

Below, the restaurant as seen from my seat.  Looking towards the bar.  See the 3 boys in the picture?  They were part of a group of 7 kids and one adult.  The adult was from Australia, he had his son with him and 6 of his friends, who all live in Singapore.  The Australian had come here  to visit friends a few  days ago, loved it so much, he bought a house on Crystal Lake.  Must be nice to turn around and buy a property for a million dollars or more as a vacation home.  I can only dream.

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Jan, Mike and Kathy

Jan, Mike and Kathy (I am not sure why I had such a hard time getting a good picture of Jan, she made all kinds of faces all night long, heehee)  I have a really bad one which I shall keep in my photo library for use at a later date 😉

Main Street facing east. Pretty busy

Main Street facing east. Pretty busy already.

In short, do not miss eating lunch or dinner at the Coho Cafe’.  They don’t have a website but who cares.  Their menu is wonderful, the service is wonderful, the food is wonderful and the drinks are outstanding.

Go there!

231.352.6053

It is located in downtown Frankfort, across the street from Moomers ice
cream shop and next to the Book Store!