Out And About

by HEAB on August 15, 2010

Yesterday, CD and I spent the afternoon small town hopping in Michigan and had the best time.

First we drove to Sutton’s Bay, and by the time we got there, I was starving since it was past 2 PM, and I hadn’t eaten since 8:30 that morning. So we stopped at O’Keefe’s Firehouse Pub, and I ordered the lamb gyro with a side salad. The Irish cook up a mean gyro. Who knew? 😉


We then made our way to Leland and walked around Fishtown, a tiny preserved fishing village, after so many of you recommended it. Oh my gosh – so cute. Probably my favorite place we’ve visited thus far.


Look Erin, we even found the Village Cheese Shanty, but I was too full of lamb to get a sandwich. Next time for sure!


Our Next stop was Northport where they were holding their annual wine festival. We skipped out on the vino and walked along the beach instead.


This is lake Michigan…I had no idea how clear and beautiful the water would be!

We arrived back in Fife Lake around 7 PM only to learn that our little cottage was without power after a neighbor’s tree branch fell on the power lines. In fact, we still don’t have power and probably won’t until sometime tomorrow. We’re also out of water now…I’m trying to think of it as our little camping adventure. We’ll survive.

So, without any electricity, dinner options were limited…


I fixed myself a big bowl of Trader Joe’s High Fiber Cereal with tepid almond milk, a very ripe plum, and a blob of Naturally Nutty Vanilla Cinnamon Sunbutter. Not too exciting, but it did the job. I ate the same thing for breakfast this morning, leaving us with nothing in our cabinet or fridge but nut butter and chocolate chips. I think I can work with that. 😉

Despite living without modern conveniences, Chris and I have managed to have a great day. We had two very special visitors, but more about that in tomorrow’s post. We’re now off to enjoy the afternoon sunshine. I can only blog & email at the local library, and so I probably won’t be checking back in until tomorrow. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

What’s the longest you’ve ever been without power? For me, I think it was about 3 days after a bad ice storm in Nashville. Our house was soooo cold. Definitely not a fun camping adventure!