A Journal, with Pictures


by on Sep.16, 2012, under Happenings

After lunch in Duluth, we flew the rough­ly two hour hop to Har­bor Springs at the upper end of Lake Michi­gan. Nice air­port and we were quick­ly tied down with the help of Neil from the town FBO, who brought our rental car to the plane. It was a short 15 minute dri­ve to the Per­ry Hotel in the small town of Petoskey. The Pier restau­rant was rec­om­mend­ed for din­ner, which is in Har­bor Springs and we were not dis­ap­point­ed in the food and a great sun­set view. Tues­day, after a big break­fast at the hotel we explored the town of Petoskey in the morn­ing then head­ed to Har­bor Springs for lunch and more explo­ration. Petoskey is has a lots of lit­tle shops and is a clean, quaint tree lined town.

We had a late lunch on the dock in Har­bor Springs and toured the shops in town and then the sur­round­ing area. Mag­nif­i­cent old hous­es, views of the bay, and lots of lit­tle shops is what this town is all about.

On Wednes­day we drove south to sight see the Lake Michi­gan coast down to Tra­verse City. Beau­ti­ful coun­try side with small farms, fruit stands and small towns made for a pleas­ant trip. The high­light was the pret­ty lit­tle town of Charlevoix. On a small lake with the chan­nel to the big lake, this town fea­tures lots of boats on the water front and the usu­al assort­ment of shops. We explored Charlevoix then head­ed on to Tra­verse City, which is much larg­er and less charm­ing. We head­ed back hav­ing sat­is­fied our curios­i­ty about the part of Michi­gan we had heard so much about.

That evening we enjoyed the culi­nary high­light of our trip at a restau­rant named Chan­dlers in Petoskey, which was out­stand­ing. We checked the weath­er and packed for our return trip. Thurs­day dawned over­cast with some sprin­kles but our two and a half hour flight back to Day­ton was unevent­ful and as always it was good to be back home.

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