Heading back down to Holland

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DAY 5

Today we left our cute little hotel room in Traverse City and ventured down to Holland. We stopped for brunch at Rolling Farms Cafe that sat on the top of a hill on the way out of Traverse. Again it was all vistas vistas vistas.

Kurt and I headed out of town a different way so we could see something new. Drove through Interlochen since I’ve never been. There’s not much of a town – like a couple shops maybe and a bar – but it was nice to go out a different way and see new things.

Passed by Crystal Mountain quite by accident. Had to drive Kurt through there since we were right there. It all looked the same – just less snowy. (I was last up there in February 2003.)

Stopped a bit in Manistee. I wanted to see this great big freighter that we passed on the way up. It was all lit up (it was nighttime) and I was curious what it was all about. Looks like they’re transforming it into some sort of haunted house. I’m sure that’s going to be very cool. Wish I could see it when it’s done.

Wandered around downtown Manistee a bit, too, taking pictures and doing a little shopping. I bought a vintage white and pink tablecloth that looked brand new. The sales lady told me it had been saved from a house fire in Traverse City and she had had it cleaned.

Stopped in Pentwater at Kurt’s suggestion. His dad’s cousin has a condo up there. Ate dinner at the Village Cafe (outside again – another gorgeous day) since we were hungry and it was about that time. We both got perch.

Drove by the Charles Mears State Park and took more pics. I do like that the houses seem accessible to the water – like its easy to go to the beach (something that’s always important to me).

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