The Elberta Waterfront Park

There are some interesting things to be seen. I have no idea what some of them are but, if I could, I’d take them and put them in the backyard. Here, look for yourself

First, the refurbished Lifesaving Station. I took that picture from the porch of the Trick Dog Gallery, which is not open for business yet.

The Lifesaving Station can be rented for events like weddings and family reunions. ¬†There’s a beautiful kitchen for catering


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Things sticking out of the ground – that could hurt if anyone is strolling through the area in the dark ūüėČ

This contraption is a leftover from the times when the car ferry was still in business. It was used to unload cars?

What do you say to that?  Pretty nice for the first day of spring, huh?

Now that’s a sunrise!

Ok so it was time to take the boys to school this morning, picking up other boys along the way.

As we made our way around the corner by the old ‘Mix’s Service’ and across Betsie Bay, we spotted…..I spotted the most beautiful sunrise.
Of course with all the snow on the side of the roads, it is difficult to just pull over and take pictures. After all 15 minutes before school starts is totally rush hour here in the area ūüôā

I asked Marc to do it for me and he just looked at me like I was nuts. ¬†<—– ¬†Don’t comment on that, heehee.

So, no pictures of that, but coming home I turned right onto 668- the shortest highway in Michigan- and drove to Elberta’s Waterfront Park. ¬†There I could take some pics. ¬†Nothing as spectacular as what I saw earlier, still nice though.


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The clouds were pretty cool too.

Then I drove out of the park and home again.  I thought the ramshackle cottages on that road looked nice in that light this morning as well, so I took these pics to let you see :mrgreen:  It seems to me like some of them have had a little work done.



Don’t you just love the one in the foreground? ¬†It reminds me of that house on Grace Road.


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Have a good day everyone ūüôā

Summer Solstice Festival

On the third weekend of June, for the last 6 or 7 years (could be even more), there has been a really wonderful festival in Elberta’s Waterfront Park.

The Summer Solstice Festival

It is plain fantastic.  There is so much going on in that beautiful park. Something to do for every age.  They have games and entertainment for the little people. Great bands playing. One for the teens alone.  A beer garden for the adults, arts, crafts, the local restaurants are all out in force in tents, cooking for and feeding everyone.  Dancing until 1 am.

And at the¬† end of the day, when it finally gets dark,¬† the Grand Finale, the Grand Daddy of all Finales –

The Fireworks!!

One of our most welcome guests/friend, Kay Morse, will bring her cute husband Don who puts on the most amazing fireworks show that you can imagine.  It rivals what Disney does every night.  Nothing short of  fantastic. A must see for sure and I am not kidding.
We have a bunch of guests booking in every year who wouldn’t dream of missing¬† this festival and those fireworks.

Official information can be found on this website

I usually don’t get to go until the fireworks. ¬†The only time I went during the day was the very first festival. ¬†It was unbelievable. ¬†It felt like a big block party.