Saturday, July 2, 2016

Open Hamburgers


Forget sesame.

Greetings from Clare, Michigan, a little north of center in the state and kind of getting up and out there. My son, his wife and their 10 month old daughter recently moved here from Chicago. Long story but daughter-in-law is from here. 

The population is 3,100, by coincidence about the same as Marysville, Kansas, where Mrs. C went to high school and her mother still lives. The feel is very different. The central parts of Michigan we saw today are quite flat and have lots of woodlands. The territory around Marysville is rolling and open prairie. There is an expression in Kansas that the corn is as tall as your eye on the Fourth of July. This place is so much further north that it might not reach your knee.

These businesses are across the street from our hotel in the center of town. More exploration to come.

             

7 comments:

bill burke said...

With a hamburger and a movie, you can't go wrong! Enjoy your visit.

Norma Beishir said...

It looks like a wonderful little town.

Sharon Anck said...

So far, it looks like a lovely place. A bit chilly maybe. I see everyone is wearing sweaters or coats.

John said...

The hotel is named Doherty, Clare is known as the gateway to the north. it truly is. climate is cooler north of Clare, less humid, the vegetation becomes more woods like, less agricultural. Clare is the place to leave behind the more city-like attitudes and concerns. the mindset is more relaxed and vacation oriented. Enjoy it. Be FROM St. Louis, leave that behind too.

William Kendall said...

The climate would be similar to ours, and we've had plenty of days lately when cool spells follow hot spells, so the sweaters are understandable.

RedPat said...

I can't imagine living in a town that small! We lived in Windsor, Ontario when I was a kid so I know it can be hot in Michigan!

Kevin E said...

Fun shots. Looks like a great trip.