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Friday, August 12, 2016

Nine Days at the Big Lake

This post is my way of recording our travels and vacations--and will end up in my Blog2Print at the end of the year. It's an easy way to make a photo album or a scrapbook of the year.

20 minutes after sunset
We rented Number 301 225 North Shore again--a front unit on the third floor with a great view of Lake Michigan.  It is always wonderful to look out at the "Big Lake"--early morning with its silvery sheen, afternoon with blue skies and a deeper blue lake, and evening with the sun making a rosy path on the lake and then lighting up the entire sky--even for quite a while afterwards.  We went out on the deck every night with all the other residents to watch the magnificent Lake Michigan sunsets--one after another.

A reunion golf match

A 5 mile round trip down 74th Avenue

Jim golfed a bit, I rode my bike several times, and we both did a lot of walking.   We ate at the Thirsty Perch and the Idler and got a pizza to go from the Vineyard.  We made our annual jaunt to Captain Lou's with John and Lois where we had a late lunch while watching the boats go along the Black River.  We were happy to see the return of Bunde's Bakery after a few years' absence so we could get an occasional morning sweet.

Water garden at Montgomery Inn
After packing up on Sunday morning, we drove to the Marsden's cottage near Montague where we met with the Svelmoes and the VanderZees.  Jim golfed with his old golfing buddies and we enjoyed one of Lucie's wonderful meals of BBQ ribs, corn and potatoes.  We reserved the next two nights at the Montgomery Inn  so we were able to spend Monday as well with the Marsdens. A dinner overlooking the Thoroughbred Golf Course ended our vacation.

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