|Thatch House, Charlevoix|
So, car + little towns = road trip!
The two towns we wanted to see were Traverse City and Charlevoix (pronounced shar-leh-voy).
The drive to Traverse CIty took about an hour. It's located at the bottom of the west side of Grand Traverse Bay. That makes it a 3 hour drive to the place from Lake Michigan, then another 3 to get back out. Consequently, we always planned on passing it by, so a drive there worked perfectly.
|Half a mushroom house|
After we drove to Charlevoix. There we drove around to look a the Mushroom Houses the town is known for. The marina is cute. We were glad to see it but glad to pass it by.
Definitely, staying in Petoskey was the right call.
|Check out that stone work (click to make it bigger)|
The gray one on the right holds is built into the porch
and holds up the building. It's roughly 6 feet tall.
This video was taken by Jess while traveling through
Collins inlet. You definitely wan to watch this on
a bigger screen if you can. Jaw dropping vistas.