Friday, October 17, 2014

Good Hart

We took a drive along the Tunnel of Trees, which is a pretty,  windy drive along the lake and it's literally a tunnel of trees. It was a nice drive but the colors aren't peaked so it was nothing special.

Anyway, along the tunnel of trees is a very small town called Good Hart. When I say small I mean the downtown consists of  a few small stores and an outhouse!

The post office is part of the general store.

This little cabin store is so cute but everything inside was ridiculously expensive. I saw a Petoskey stone Michigan shaped charm I wanted to get but at about $25 for a 1/2 inch charm I decided to pass!

In this store we met this little guy.

His name is Rocky and he belongs to the owner. He waits at the door and greets everyone who comes in, escorts them around a little bit and then goes back to wait at the door again! So cute!

Everyone was worried he was trying to get out, but the owner says he never goes out, just stands at the door!

All in all it was a nice trip and it was great to spend quality time with my oldest friend!

Currently I am waiting to meet Shauna and her future mother-in-law so we can check out a venue for the bridal shower in April! 

Until the next time....

Monday, October 13, 2014

Petoskey and Me

On Tuesday we spent some time in Petoskey, which is a small town close to where we were and right on Lake Michigan.

I didn't take any pictures of that actual town so I took this one off the website. 

We wandered around the various shops looking at the quirky things they sell. 

Like these cool Michigan oven mitts that had the LP on one side and the UP on the other. I should have bought one but I was being cheap and did not want to spend $12 for one! I wish I would have, though!

One store had an olive bar which I definitely took advantage of. I love me some olives!

We had lunch at a cute little sandwich shop called the Roast & Toast. I love how they had cups and plates embedded in the walls. 

They were on the inside, too! All around the menu. 

After lunch we decided to take a stroll down to the water. 

We thought it would be fun to take pictures of each other standing by those rocks. So I walked over to them, intending to climb up and sit on top, lost my footing and fell right on the rocks, right on my face! I have a small scrape over my left eye, scrapes on both of my hands and a large scrape on my right shin. Plus I hurt my right hand from the impact! It's still pretty sore. I'm just glad I didn't break my wrist or my glasses! I scared the daylights out of poor Karen! After she was sure I was OK she sat down next to me on the ground and we had a good laugh! 

Then we took the pictures! 

Here's Karen (it was sort of cold and very windy by the lake)

And me, smiling through the pain!!

Next time the really tiny town of Good Hart!

Until then.....