Miami Woods Forest Preserve

Miami Woods Forest Preserve

There’s something magical about wandering around the woods. It allows me to really breathe and slow down. Yesterday I took the afternoon and wandered over to the Miami Woods, part of the Forest Preserves of Cook County. It’s only a 20 minute drive from my...
Grape Picking in Berrien Springs

Grape Picking in Berrien Springs

DAY 6 Kurt and I left Holland, stopping briefly in Saugatuck (love that place!), before scooting down to Berrien Springs for some grape picking. Since I discovered concord grapes a few years ago, I make an effort to come out every fall (sometimes more than once) to...
Heading back down to Holland

Heading back down to Holland

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...
Old Mission Peninsula

Old Mission Peninsula

DAY 4 Today Kurt and I traveled up the Old Mission Peninsula (north of Traverse City) – one of my favorite places in the world. It’s all vistas, grapes, wineries and great big expanses of water as far as the eye can see. I love it. We stopped for lunch at Bryant...
Exploring Leelenau Peninsula

Exploring Leelenau Peninsula

DAY 3 Kurt wanted to check out the Leelanau peninsula today so that’s what we did. We started out with brunch at Patisserie Amie, a French place I found on yelp. We both had crepes and coffee which were excellent. I could have gone for champagne as well but knew we...