Stay-puft sky…(8/2/15)

I suppose a pilot sees these sights all the time.  But for those of us who are altitude challenged, this kind of thing is pretty spectacular to behold.  While most of Michigan was being doused in strong winds and rains yesterday, we had a slight reprieve in Lewiston around 5pm.  Hopefully these pictures convey how beautifully the sky was blanketed with marshmallow-y clouds! Continue reading Stay-puft sky…(8/2/15)

The Wonderful World of Garland Resort

It’s summer in northern Michigan and the weather is as changeable as ever!  Cloudbursts all day!  Sunshine off and on!  Waiting out the evening’s shower netted me a couple of great pics!  The beloved par 3 right before our log home had a wonderful bonus tonight…..for a change…. A little further on my evening walk with our dog, Sammy, and more wonderful rainbow(s)! Can you spot the mirror one? Continue reading The Wonderful World of Garland Resort

Northern Michigan…for breakfast

We have been enjoying wonderful northern Michigan for 15 years at our home in Lewiston.  Hold your hand up like the mitten that Michigan is and Lewiston is about at your middle finger’s knuckle.  That’s how all native Michiganders describe where they live to the uninitiated!  Our full log home has wonderful features. Great views…        A fantastic custom cabinetry kitchen with butcher-block countertops…    A great fireplace for cozy winters….    And, four fantastic Garland Resort golf courses to play on….        But, what we love most are our quiet mornings  together for breakfast. The Farmers Market  in … Continue reading Northern Michigan…for breakfast

More Northern Michigan Goodies!

After a relaxing afternoon boating and fishing with friends on East Twin Lake in Lewiston, Michigan we reap the bounties of this wonderful, relaxed way of life. A 3.5 pound large mouth bass makes a delicious dinner when accompanied by braised Brussels sprouts with bacon and garlic. I cook the bass en papiotte, Michigan style. After cleaning and descaling, stuff cavity of bass with sliced scallions, lemon slices, and a little butter. Season liberally with thyme, salt, pepper, olive oil, and a splash of white wine. Wrap up tightly with heavy duty aluminum foil. Bake in a 425 degree oven … Continue reading More Northern Michigan Goodies!

Northern Michigan’s Finest Retro Burger

Flat top grilled soft bun. Grilled Ground beef pattie. American cheese. Dill pickle slices. Lettuce and tomato. You add your own condiments…if you think it isn’t ABSOLUTELY PERFECT the way it is….drip, drip, drip….wipe your mouth off and have one of the hand-cut fries. A 3 hour car ride north of Detroit, and another world away in northern Michigan. Come visit Lewiston, Michigan for the Talley’s burger of your dreams! Continue reading Northern Michigan’s Finest Retro Burger

Northern Michigan for the Fourth

There is no place like Northern Michigan in the summertime! There, I’ve said it! I’ve laid down the gauntlet, so I’m taking all comers to prove me wrong! Whether it’s the Cherry Festival in Traverse City, a bike ride on Mackinac Island, a swim in one of the hundreds of fantastic inland lakes, a boat ride on one of the Great Lakes, the Dunes of Sleeping Bear, this state has no competitors when the sun is shining. We love to spend summer days playing golf and enjoying Garland Resort in Lewiston, Michigan, a sleepy little former logging town about 2/3 … Continue reading Northern Michigan for the Fourth