A few pics out of the mass...
|Diane & Joe|
|I'd like to paint this (if I ever learn how to paint)|
|The island...no cars allowed|
Our first hotel (I think it was a Comfort Inn) had a great view out the back. Paul and Di went for an early morning run and I enjoyed a cup of coffee and got some great sunrise pics...
We had some great food at little local pubs and cafe's....
|My first try at White Fish...it was yummy!|
|This was a delicious steak concoction|
We went to Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Charlevoix and Traverse City. We climbed Dunes, ate fudge, and walked around quaint little towns. One of the things we noticed was how crystal clear Lake Michigan is. Absolutely gorgeous!!
One of the beach locations had a huge 450' drop down and we saw some people climbing up as well as going down. Paul was contemplating going down and then Joe and Di also thought about it. It never even crossed my mind, not something I would want to do. The 3 of them took the plunge. I didn't even see them after they went down about 1/3 of the way because it was steep after that point. I didn't see them until about 1/2 an hour later coming up the grassy side to my left.
|These people are close to the top.|
|The grassy side they came up.|
When they finally made it back up, Paul said when he first made it to the bottom his stomach had that pit feeling and he had thought to himself, what the hell did I just get myself into? I'm just glad they made it back up and safely.
On this trip I found my first Geocache!!! We also searched for and found a couple more.
|Yes, it was around here somewhere :)|
We visited some wineries. That was a lot of fun!
One of our favorite places to visit was the Meijer Gardens. The sculptures were amazing!!
|We couldn't believe this statue was bronze!!!!!!|
|It sure looked like wood to us!|
We saw lots of flowers but not a lot of wildlife. It was a little strange since here in Ohio there are critters EVERYWHERE. Had a great time though.