A different country

If you noticed the rash of published book reviews here lately, I can explain. J and I just returned from a wonderful week in northern Michigan, and I’m still playing catch-up with life. We were fortunate to stay with some old college friends whose family has a house on a smaller lake (smaller compared to Lake Michigan) in the Traverse City area, and so for six whole days we: swam, boated, read on the dock, tasted a lot of wine and spirits, climbed some sand dunes, went to some great independent bookstores, ate a lot of cherries, saw a movie, ate really good food, and stared at a lot of blue water. It. Was. Wonderful.

We’re already planning next year’s trip.

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Lake Michigan from the Sleeping Bear Dunes.

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Coffee by the lake.

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Peninsula Cellars Winery.

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Field of sunflowers.

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Lake Michigan feels like the ice bucket challenge.

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The dock.

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The land where all the cherries come from.

In total, I went to four or five bookstores. Only bought three books - good girl.

In total, I went to four or five bookstores. Only bought three books – good girl.

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The view from 2 Lads Winery – does it get any better?

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