Ok, here I am, back at my trusty computer. I must admit I did suffer a couple of hours of withdrawal from it but did manage to survive!
Anyway, we arrived home yesterday from our trip to the Boonies. Or should I say Boynies since we went to Boyne Falls? We had a great time even though we never saw the sun from Sunday morning until Friday morning. And it was COLD!! In the 50's most days and down into the 40's at night. Also rain most days. Ugh! But, we still managed to do and see a lot.
We left here at about 8:30 AM Saturday morning. Our first stop--well, outside of a couple of rest areas--was in Standish, Michigan where I grew up. I wanted to have lunch at Wheeler's Restaurant. Now, you have to understand that when I was growing up, Wheelers was THE best restaurant in Standish. Ok, so there were only two restaurants, what can I say? But, I only remember eating there once because it was too expensive for us. Now, when I go in there, I kind of laugh at thinking it was so exclusive. Lunch for the two of us cost about $14 Saturday. I would imagine lunch for two 5o some years ago was a LOT cheaper than that. I guess it is all relative, huh. Anyway, one thing I do remember about Wheeler's is that some of us were hanging out at The Bakery (the other restaurant) and one of our friends came dashing in saying that she had just seen Charlton Heston at Wheeler's!! He had a cottage at Lake St. Helen farther up the road and had stopped there for a meal.
Then it was on up north. We got to Bob's about 2:30, unpacked, had a glass of adult beverage out on the porch, went into Boyne City for some groceries, then back to the cottage for a dinner of Bob's yummy meatballs and egg noodles--again on the porch. We then walked down to the lake. We should have enjoyed the view longer since we never got back down there again due to the weather.
Some of the carvings in the bar.
I felt like I was back at CROW.
The gardens out back of the restaurant were beautiful. I took this during a brief respite from the rain.
Here is Bob coming out of Leg's Inn.
Bob and Chuck relaxing.
So, that was our first two days. I will post this now and will fill you in on the rest of the trip later.