My Summer on the Front Porch

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

Sis came to visit

Sleeping Bear Dunes News

Good Harbor Bay, Sleeping Bear Dunes

Image via Wikipedia

Something new and really exciting has come to town.
Introducing:

‘sbd Tours’   short for Sleeping Bear Dunes Tours, I think.

Martina Dorn is the proprietor.  She offers hiking and biking tours

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sbd Tours include:

Nature Discovery Walks

Empire Bluff

Otter Creek

Empire History Walk

Betsie Valley Trail Bicycle Tour

North Bar Lake Bicycle Tour 

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And all of that with your schedule in mind and for very little money.

What an amazing way to learn about this area

Here is a link to her website for more information:

sbd Tours

If you are making reservations, please let her know that you learned about the tours from Iris at Wayfarer Lodgings