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Monday, October 19, 2015

A Mini-Vacay

Last weekend, Hubs and I took a mini-vacation up to Traverse City (Michigan). Just for fun. To see the colors along the lakeshore. Because we needed a break from everyday ho-hum. Two out of three ain’t bad. I thought we might be too late for the great foliage change. Nope. We were too early. I didn’t realize Lake Michigan affects so much. In fact, the colors were much better inland.

That aside, we did have fun. We drove around the peninsula that could be considered the Mitten’s baby finger. Northport, Leland, Glen Arbor, Empire. Quaint towns, lots of tourist shops, great for buying birthday and Christmas gifts – and a Christmas tree ornament for myself. We even took the scenic route around Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. No, we didn’t climb the dune. Been there, done that – when we were a lot younger.

Everywhere you go around Traverse City, you could stop and take pictures. Again, I’ve done that and have a hundred pictures somewhere. This trip, I just enjoyed the journey. Besides, only one day was sunny. Cloudy the second day and rain on the third.

Still, it was great to get away from home. A break from revising the latest Alex O’Hara novel for me, from fall clean-up outdoors for Hubs. We came to the conclusion that a little break every now and then is good – but we both like sleeping in our own bed.

On another note:

Author Liza O’Connor graciously invited me to visit her blog with a post celebrating The Case of the Bygone Brother (An Alex O’Hara Novel, Book 1). I chose to write about Lake Michigan, the setting for the Alex O’Hara books. Here’s the link if you’d like to visit. http://www.lizaoconnor.com/2015/10/diane-burtons-fun-facts-about-lake.html

Have a great week.


  1. The colors are in full swing here in 'Da UP'. Should have driven a little farther north. ;)

    1. LOL, Patricia. You're right. We should have. I'll bet it's beautiful up there.


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