The past few years we take a vacation up north to my aunt and uncle's cottage in Petoskey, MI. They have a cute little cottage on a lake with a pontoon boat, speed boat, and jet ski. It makes out to be a nice and relaxing week. This year it was just Mom and Susan. Dad is preaching in AZ in a few weeks and couldn't take off work any more and David was house sitting. It was a very nice Mother and Daughter bonding time :)
Monday was a relaxing day. On Tuesday we went to Charlevoix to see Aunt Cindy and Uncle Rick. Charlevoix is so beautiful! This is the bridge in the downtown that raises every half hour.
Wednesday afternoon we went to Big Bear Adventures to go on a tubing ride down the Sturgeon River. It was very relaxing and fun!
On Thursday we went to Harbor Springs and took a ride on this charter boat around the harbor and learned some very interesting things. We also ate lunch at the restaurant in the background. Very beautiful!!!
This boat was also docked on the tour and was being repainted and polished. This boat used to be chartered by Julie Andrews. That was neat!
On Harbor Point there are over 80 mansions. It is a very secluded place. Starting on July first automobiles are prohibited on the point. Each mansion have their own staff who buys the groceries, cleans, cooks, and whatever else they want them to do :)
They have a horse and buggy that come down the point every half hour to pick up anyone who needs to get to their cars at the gate. There are many famous millionaires that live here. Some include: The Bissell family (vacuums), The Fords (car), The Marshall Fields (store), The Wrigleys (gum), ect. A very fascinating place with beautiful homes!
Friday we packed up and came home after a relaxing week!