JULY 2012

July 27, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

 

We stayed in South Haven, Michigan (on the west coast) for a few days. It’s a beautiful area and I can see why people want to retire here or at least spend their summers.

Lake Michigan at South Haven, MI.12T_3639 Boater12T_3636

 

 

We had a chance to visit some pottery collector friends, David and Sharon, and see their Harker collection.

David, Sharon and Harker.12T_3813

 

 

We joined Teton friends, Dan and Linda, who live nearby, and visited the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, which is a world class car museum.

1938 Mercedes uncovered in Dresden, Germany after being buried for 60 years.12T_3700 1948 Tucker sedan.12T_3727

 

 

Dan and Linda told us about an small RV park on the beach in Muskegon, so we made plans to stay there a few days. Now, “on the beach” in this part of Michigan means on the other side of the sand dune, but it had great access and a private beach.

Climbing over the dune to the beach.12T_3828

 

 

We couldn't pass up touring the Hackley and Hume homes in Muskegon.

Hackley and Hume homes from late 180012T_4030

 

 

 

Visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes, further up the coast, was an adventure. It’s a 450’ sand dune on the beach, straight up. Despite advice from the park service about staying off the dune, it seems to be a challenge to many to climb down and back up. We don’t even like walking in sand, much less climbing, so we just took photos.

Looks like fun.12T_4201 View of Sleeping Bear Dunes from Empire Trail.12T_4246

 

 

Traverse City is beautiful with a lot of waterfront. The surrounding area is dotted with vineyards and and reminds one of the Napa Valley.

Vineyards overlooking Lake Michigan near Old Mission.12T_4130

 


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