Monday, July 4, 2016

Plan B Was Okay



Turns out there was some misunderstanding about yesterday morning's event. Clare's little airport has a fly-in/drive-in pancake breakfast around the forth of July. No plane rides but 75 to 100 single engine aircraft, mostly old and some just strange, stop in for a $7 breakfast of pancakes (as stated), cheesy potatoes, ham, eggs and coffee. People ate at picnic tables in a hangar. And everyone got complimentary treats from Cops & Donuts, more about which soon.

After breakfast we drove way up north to Traverse City, where the National Cherry Festival was in progress. I guess they grow 'em up there. It was packed. Nowhere to park close enough with a baby in a stroller. Visitors swarmed across the main road, oblivious to traffic and signals, at times reminding me of migrating herds of bison. So we drove straight out of town.

The alternate destination was Leland, Michigan, even farther north. It's a cute village that lives off summer tourism (it must be brutal in the winter). There is a nice sand beach along the northern reaches of Lake Michigan. Audrey got her Great Lakes baptism.             





6 comments:

bill burke said...

Nice photos, my favorite is the first one. Glad plan B worked for you all. Happy 4th!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Still must have been a fun breakfast seeing all those small planes flying in and out Bob :)

Norma Beishir said...

Plan B looks pretty good! And good to see some current photos of Audrey!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful planes... and the Lakes can be cold even at the height of summer!

Sharon Anck said...

When I saw that first photo I thought OMG, you didn't fly in that?? It sounds like you had a fun day regardless.

Kevin E said...

I love the planes.