Lake Michigan @ Empire Beach

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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.

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I still can’t believe our crazy kids traversed that bluff last year!

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What a relaxing getaway!

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Empire Village Park
Niagara St, Empire, MI

Grand Traverse Bay

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Our 20-year celebration continued at Apache Trout Grill, which overlooks Grand Traverse Bay.

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While waiting for an opening in the dining room, we lounged on the deck, watching the seagulls lakegulls and watercraft. So peaceful.

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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.

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Apache Trout Grill
Traverse City, Michigan
20th anniversary getaway