Tuesday, July 24, 2007

"A Quick Stop in Saugatuck, MI......."

On our way home from Grand Rapids Saturday morning, before getting to Benton Harbor to see my Dad and pick up Copper, we took a slight side trip into the Saugatuck/Douglas resort area, stopping at the park next to the "Chain Ferry". There happened to be an organized bicycle ride going on that day. We found that out because of "Mr. Shy" (Don) going up to these cyclists waiting for the Chain Ferry to return to our side of the Kalamazoo River. The ride incorporated the ferry into it's route (a nice money making deal for the village of Saugatuck, eh?), although the cost is minimal....$1 for adults and 50 cents for children.

This is the "Chain Ferry" en route to the opposite shore of the Kalamazoo River. As you can see, the passenger load of bicyclists was not evenly positioned. :)

Saugatuck and Douglas are small resort villages, and both are known for their artist communities. Their downtown shops abound with art galleries. The artwork even overflows to decorating/painting the restroom facilities, with George Seurat's "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte" :)

Don, "Pato", with the Kalamazoo River and Chain Ferry in the background.......

Me..... :)

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