Sunday, September 14, 2014

"Sandy and Rod Visit From WI......"

Sandy and Rod from Wisconsin came for a short visit, arriving Thursday evening, after a "not so smooth" Lake Michigan crossing via the "SS Badger".  Poor Rod had a hard time of it, and believe me when I say that "I understand", being that I, too, have a very sensitive stomach.  ;)

Rod felt fine by the time they arrived at our house.  We stayed up and did some catching up but eventually went to bed so that we could get going Friday morning at a decent hour.  I "think" it was close to noon or somewhat after, that we actually got in the car and headed west to Sleeping Bear Dunes.  So much for an early start, although there were trails to walk and things to see while I made breakfast.  :)

Our first "overlook"........Glen Lake.


Then on to a couple more scenic overlooks.


This was taken on our walk from the parking area to the deck which is built overlooking Lake Michigan.


Here we are on the deck.  A nice older gentleman offered to take our photo (I have to use that word "older" carefully).  ;)


A photo of the shoreline from the deck.  It is a LONG WAY DOWN to the shore!


Here is another photo to help put things in perspective.


After leaving Sleeping Bear Dunes we drove further up the Lake Michigan shoreline to Leland, where historic "Fish Town" is located.


Rod and Sandy.....


We finished our Leelanau Peninsula tour with a "drive through" of Glen Haven and a coffee stop in Glen Arbor.  Our final stop was in Northport, which sits near the tip of the Peninsula facing where West Bay and East Bay join.  We had, as expected, a nice meal at The Soggy Dollar, then drove back down the shoreline of West Bay, arriving back at our house after dark.  It was a GREAT day!

1 comment:

Sandy Rindy said...

It was so enjoyable. Next time we will not combine our visit with the fishing trip. That will allow us more time to explore. There is so much to see - including the two of you of course. :)