along Grand Traverse Bay

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My sister and her husband graciously whisked Christian and Rebecca away for a weekend of camping and amusement parks, so Terry and I seized the opportunity to escape!

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After driving north a few hours, we stopped in Traverse City for lunch. Terry selected the North Peak Brewing Company where he enjoyed a hand-crafted beer and a huge “Peak Burger.” My Herbed Fish and Chips (Great Lakes walleye) was delicious.

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I didn’t take my camera inside the restaurant but couldn’t resist snapping a few photos of the building’s exterior. The North Peak Brewing Company is housed in this lovely old brick building which was originally the Big Daylight Candy Factory.

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The Grand Traverse area is well-known for growing cherries. We passed numerous orchards on our drive still further north. Stay tuned for more pics from our escape.

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2 thoughts on “along Grand Traverse Bay

  1. Kristine says:

    1. Such a blessing to have your sil/bil next door!
    2. I’d choose the fish and chips too!
    3. Cherries, mmmmm!

    What a FUN date!

    • Heather says:

      Kristine, you’re right about the family neighbor blessing…we’ve exchanged raisins and zucchini already:)
      It was my sister from downstate who took the children on an adventure, though. But your comment has reminded me that sil/bil have offered to keep the kids if we wanna go out again. Hmmm—we should start planning for that!

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