9.06.2012

walloon lake

Another beautiful day by the lake
We're back from 11 relaxing days in Michigan. We spent some quality times with Jordan's Mom, and Mary and Ben came for a quick visit over the weekend. We sat on the dock, we got coffee in Petoskey, we browsed the shelves at McLean & Eakin, bought sandwiches and other sundries at Symons General Store, we brunched with Jordan's Mom at Stafford's Bay View Inn (a Sunday tradition), we stocked up on wine and beer and Jeni's ice cream (my favorite flavor was in fact the lemon blueberry frozen yogurt) at Boyne Country Provisions, we went for ice cream runs to Kilwin's, we grilled (Ben brought up some amazing meats from his local butcher), we hunted for produce at the Boyne City farmer's market, Stella dug in the sand and floated in her floatie, Jordan swam, we went for walks, and we took a few boat rides. One of my favorite things about visiting Walloon is going for boat rides in the evening when the sky and the air and the water are just magical.

We made sure to stop by McLean & Eakin our second day in Michigan to stock up on books. I went on a book bender and finished 5 books on the trip: Steve Martin's An Object of Beauty, Jo Nesbo's Nemesis, Kevin Wilson's The Family Fang, Charles Cumming's A Foreign Country, and Stephen Dau's The Book of Jonas (which I actually brought in my suitcase).

A lovely, lovely trip...

Walloon Stella at Walloon Lake @mdebree and Stells looking for shells Walloon Untitled Stella torture The family Pants, Walloon Untitled Walloon Sunset, #nofilter Untitled Walloon

5 comments:

Celia said...

that picture of stella laughing on the grass needs to be framed.

Aralena said...

Sounds like a wonderful vacation, and what a selection of food spots!

Pap Pap said...

Great vacation for all of you
Great photos too

lifeintheabbey said...

What a wonderful trip. Swooning for Lake Walloon!

Mary said...

miss you all and Stella's morning face and laughs! xoxo!