Oh Boy, the weather

The weather sure wasn’t cooperating this weekend.

Saturday morning was gorgeous and the Fall Festival Parade went off without a hitch.

LuAnn and I found a spot in front of the drug store and pretty soon, there were a whole bunch of people we knew assembled, ready to watch:

After the parade, LuAnn and I walked back to her place, I drove home – I needed to get ready for another big event, namely

Cindy’s wedding

As Mike and I got on the road around 2:30 to drive to Honor, it started to rain, then it snowed heavy, wet snow and we noticed many, many cars leaving Frankfort.  Ohoh, the Fall Festival was over, everyone fled to warmer places like their homes.  Mike and I headed to watch Cindy get hitched and we made it just in time.  No pictures, because I forgot to take my camera.  I can tell you it was a great country hoedown in the middle of her beautiful, huge field in this immense white tent, there were hundreds of guests, none of which Mike and I knew.

Wow

Today, Sunday August 30th, 7 cabins emptied out and only 3 checked in so, we have 4 empty cabins.  That hasn’t happend since June.   We’re coming to the end of what turned out to be an enjoyable season for us.  We’ve had very nice guests, there was no stress this year.  Lots of laughs and a few cocktails later I am still going strong.
Now comes the time to tell you about all the things that are planned for this fall and winter in the area so that you can make plans to come and see for yourself.

So the first thing that comes to mind is the

Fall Festival 2009

which is planned for the first and second weekend of October
to be held in Benzonia and Frankfort

So many things are on the schedule.
Here are just a few:

Fall Soup Contest
Benzie Area Historical Museum & Tour
The Honor Lions Club will serve a Hillbilly Breakfast
The 10K Betsie Valley Run/Walk
Bid on a giant pumpkin carved by  Ed Moody
Juried Mutt March
Learn to carve a pumpkin with Ed Moody
Win a bike
and the piece de resistance:

Pumpkin Chunkin Contest
This year there will be trebuchets (catapults) again trying to fling gigantic pumpkins into the bay and to see which catapult can
fling the big orange thing farther.
That is always so much fun to watch in action.
The first year when they were chucking pumpkins into the bay, Mike and Marc were out there in the duck boat, picking up pumpkin pieces out of the water. Those two had too much fun out there.