Monday, July 25, 2011

The Michigan Experience

We're on vacation so we get up late and go to bed late. My kind of schedule! Peg awoke earlier than I and began to plan our week long itinerary. We ate breakfast outside on the patio and it was wonderful. The weather was suppose to be beautiful the next few days with temperatures in the 80's and low humidity. I decided to wash the bugs off the front of the motorhome and then we had a simple lunch.

Time got away from us so it was 4:00pm before we headed up to Leland and the Fishtown area. We passed several beautiful blue lakes on the way. A winery came into view so we thought we had better stop and help out the local economy! Good Harbor Winery has been in business since the 80's and they always wanted to make wine that was affordable to the general public. Their prices ranged from about $8-12. We did a wine tasting and then purchased a few of our favorites.

Of course one of those favorites was a cherry wine. The cherries are being harvested this time of year and cherry trees could be seen all along the highways and byways in this area. We stopped at a roadside stand to get some cherries and a couple of ears of corn for dinner. I stopped to take a few photos of a stand of cherry trees along one of our routes.
We drove on to Leland. We parked the car and wondered around the town and found Carlson's, THE place to purchase fish. We got some white fish and smoked trout. This was a quaint little town and the shop keepers were friendly. One told us about a good place to eat north of town called Fischer's Happy Hour Bar. Sounded good to us...So we headed out. We drove quite a while and we almost stopped and turned around but the GPS keep pushing us on. We did finally find it, along with MANY other visitors. We squeezed the car in to a spot and got a table inside. Peg had fried chicken and I had the biggest fried clams I had ever seen. All the food was as good as advertised!

It was getting late so we headed back to Indigo Bluffs. The sun sets late this time of year so it doesn't get dark until after 9:30pm. I stayed outside and read a little but Peg was getting cold (yes cold) and she went in to do some reading.  The TV came on after 9:00pm and we retired later that night. A good day!