Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Time Sure Does Fly!

I can't believe how fast 3 weeks has flown by!!  We have been blessed with pretty decent weather.on this visit.  Today is only the second time since we have been here that it has rained all day.  I'd say the sun has had equal billing with the Michigan gloom so knowing what it could have been I have to give mother nature a thumbs up.  It is good I think, to experience the changing weather, makes us appreciate the constant sun in Florida more.  Of course spending so much quality time with family that we seldom see has been a real treat.

All the boats are gone from the marina in Bay Harbor

View of the rocky bottom in about 12 feet of water.  The cleanest water we've seen since the Florida Keys last January!

One of the reasons we choose to live in Florida...early morning frost in early November

Indian Mission Church on the bike walking path in Petoskey circa 1859 .  This path has really made our walks worth looking forward too.  The city of Petoskey has done a fabulous job on making the waterfront accessible to everyone.

Some of the many many geese that are out and about this time of year.  This was on a chilly morning and the geese were facing the rising sun warming their feathers!

Remember these coats from our November trip in Marco Island!   They are FAB!

Petoskey Harbor Light

Frost on the pumpkins....next is snow....maybe as soon as this week.

The Bear River that runs into the Petoskey Harbor and is a favorite spot for trout fisherman.
City Park near Petoskey City Marina

One of the farms near Belaire Michigan.  We took a road trip Sunday around Torch Lake which is North of Traverse City.  Lots of  cherry, apple and crop farms.  Maybe Michigan isn't back to thriving yet but it is on the road to recovery it appears.

Couldn't resist this great photo op.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Beautiful Michigan

We have been in Petoskey for 2 weeks now.  For those of you who do not know Petoskey is in upper Michigan on Little Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan.  The weather has been decent, I won't say great as today is foggy and gloomy.  Heck it was still dark at 8am this morning, I woke up thinking 'am I in Alaska?'  We have been having a good time though.
We are staying with Gary's dad, in his condo and we have had great walks every day on the trail along the water below his place.  The fresh air puts us back on the boat again, it is great although a bit nippy but no wind which keeps it from being BRrrrrrrr!!
We love Petoskey so it is good to be here again.  Maybe we'll even see snow before we leave!!
The shoreline is very rocky but a great perch for this Sea Gull
The white tips on these pine needles are drops of dew.  It was a Beautiful morning with dew everywhere.
Houses at Bay Harbor about a mile west of us.
View from Dad's Deck

Looking onto Lake Michigan from Dad's deck
The following pictures were taken on the nature trail below the condo