Coffee at the Wayfarer

A photo of a cup of coffee. Esperanto: Taso de...

A cup of coffee!

I went grocery shopping today. Whilst putting all the new stuff away, I had to shuffle around some of the old stuff.  And of course, a bag of ground coffee fell onto the stove. The stove got excited and turned on and burned a huge hole into said bag.  I lifted the bag off the stove and all the coffee spilled everywhere

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Ok folks, that’s all.  I thought someone might be interested in today’s disaster.  Everyday something else…

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Oh and before I forget it,  those curtains I made for cottage 3 yesterday – measure twice and cut once is a something to think about!
Yes, they are too short

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Have a great cup of coffee to start your day!

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paper or plastic?

I shop.  I shop for food. Every day. I shop a lot!
Since it has become fashionable – in America – not to use the bags from the grocery store any more,
I am happy to use bags that I bring from home.
Most everyone has a basket for their grocery shopping in Germany, so this was nothing new to me.

I still have my basket. These days we use it to carry around the finishing touches that are needed in the cottages.
Oh, you know the creamer, sugar and coffee and some soaps and shampoos that are needed in the bathrooms.
It was extremely expensive when I bought it the year Mike and I were married and very heavy. The basket has been through 3 moves.
1 across the Atlantic, and 2 across the U.S. and there is still absolutely nothing wrong with it.  The only problem I have right now is  –
I cannot locate it.  I must have left it in a cottage last November, when we closed.

Without further delay, here are the bags I am using at the moment.   I love them and I am always on the look out for new designs, that are not like the ones that the grocery store sells

1. the bag from World Market.  It is woven of cotton – I have 5 of these.

2.  the bags from Barnes & Noble.  We shop there a lot for books.  I have 2 of these.  I really like the design, can you see the books?

3.  The Mickey head tree bag from Ivanka. There is one checker at Glen’s who always comments on that one.

4. the  new Mickey head bag bought at World of Disney in N.Y. by Kirby

And last but not least, the bag that you have already seen.  I love this bag!

A fashion statement!

Trailers and sleds and snow – oh my

So, the parking lot by the public boat launch in Frankfort has not seen
such traffic since late fall. There were trailers and vehicles EVERYWHERE.
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I don’t believe that I have ever seen so many “sleds” as I have today.

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Get ready, set, GO!!


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Round and round and round they go and jump so high into the air 😮


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But enough of this and on to some real fun – shoppppppppiiiing!

The stores were full with shoppers and the restaurants were standing room only for a while.

The first window that caught my eye was that of Classens shoe store.
Much like the cartoon like windows of Pam Dow’s store “It’s the Berries”,
Classens had these cartooney over-sized cutouts of shoes and bags in the window.



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just look at these, aren’t they fun?


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Next was Mariah’s store – Hull’s of Frankfort
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Then across the street and into the Crescent Bakery.
The one that was used in one of the scenes in the movie ‘Youth in Revolt’.

And there is Fran, filling a bag full with their ‘rustic rolls’, yummmmmmm


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And that’s it for tonight. I will tell you about a new store tomorrow.

It was a happy Friday

Today – more shopping  and more food in Traverse City with Lee and Roxie.

First I’ll tell you that I bought two beautiful chairs
at that resale store we visited last Monday

(the house is coming together. I still need to get covers for the outlets,
bury the internet cable and get a huge rug, but it’s coming along just fine)
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And then I’ll tell you about a really good restaurant.

As you have figured out by now, I am one of those “foodies”.   Lee suggested that we try out a relatively new restaurant in T.C’s old town.
Mmmmm…………..
Phil’s on Front

Oh my goodness, it was good. It was very good indeed.

Here are pics – not of food but of us :mrgreen:

heehee, this one is great. Lee and Roxie and at the table behind us is Sue. We didn’t know each other.
She was there 1 week too early to have lunch with friends. She kept posing along and I caught her.
When she found out that she was early we invited her to sit with us but she decided to leave.
What a hoot. Sue, if you read this, please comment 🙂




Richard!  Maitre D. (Roxie loved him, heehee)

I also need to introduce you to Elvis’ daughter or grand-daughter, here she is

Theresa (one of the servers)

Here is Phil on the right.

On our way to the car, Lee insisted that I take a picture of the guys working on this exciting, new construction.
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Construction Guy 🙂