Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Adventures in Charlevoix
Basically, we did the same thing Sunday and Saturday. We drove up to Charlevoix, walked on the waterfront and watched the sailboats go through the bridge opening. Had beers at a bar both days. Sunday's bar was just across the bridge and we sat on the deck. Monday's bar was Whitney's just across from the City Marina. Which is very, very, nice. We are going back there for dinner today after playing golf. I need to edit yesterdays yacht info, that sailboat was more like 90 foot long. It was sitting near the marina and we did some comparisons.
Sunday night I was watching HGTV, the show on the nicest beach houses. The last, and best house was on Lake Charlevoix. We had spotted a possibility during a drive, Paul chatted up a local who knew the Petersons, and that was the house. Very nice. They are the gold standard for grandparents. They have 29 kids and grands. The girls bunk room has 6 beds, one for each granddaughter each having their picture painted on the foot of the bed, name and birth date. The boys bunk room has 9 beds, but more manly bunks, same pics, etc. The house has 3 kitchens! Four jet skies!
We sat at a park yesterday afternoon, watched a baby river otter playing on the dock, big salmon jumping in the lake on their way upstream to spawn, and boys just out of school peddling up on their bikes to fish. These small towns up here seem like a great place to raise kids, so many outdoor activities.
Forgot to add that on Sunday we went back to the Boyne River Inn for dinner, sat out on the deck and watched the river and the park across the way. Roger had really hot wings, Paul had a great meatloaf sandwich, Bev and I both had the prime rib sandwich. I always forget that prime rib is fatty, so I had to pick at it. Still good.