In other summer news, we drove to Rhodes to purchase a truck for our teens—this spectacular 1995 Dodge Dakota!
On the way back, we stopped to eat a picnic lunch at Veterans’ Memorial Park in Sanford.
Veterans’ Memorial Park
Lake of the Hills
We stumbled across a new-to-us Lake Michigan beach this summer. Windsnest Park is in Port Sheldon Township between Grand Haven and Holland. Not too crowded—just how we like it!
Wouldn’t it be glorious to live there!?!
Port Sheldon Township
My loving husband drove me to Lake Michigan on our 20th-anniversary vacation day!
Empire Beach is about half an hour west of Traverse City, where we dined for lunch. Gorgeous weather! Much more pleasant than our visit last fall.
I still can’t believe our crazy kids traversed that bluff last year!
What a relaxing getaway!
Empire Village Park
Niagara St, Empire, MI
Our 20-year celebration continued at Apache Trout Grill, which overlooks Grand Traverse Bay.
While waiting for an opening in the dining room, we lounged on the deck, watching the
seagulls lakegulls and watercraft. So peaceful.
Here was the view from our dining table just barely inside the restaurant. Those accordian-style glass doors were a brilliant design choice, in my opinion. A terrific view of the bay!
By the way, my Caesar Salad with shaved Parmesan as well as the Fish & Chips were delicious, but Terry reported his burger to be rather ordinary.
Apache Trout Grill
Traverse City, Michigan
20th anniversary getaway