Friday, August 15, 2008

Something New and Different

Here's the stairway up to the top of Point Betsie Lighthouse. One lady took one look at the 10 story climb on open stairs and left the tour. Another woman got a little queasy about half way up and wanted to leave the tour but couldn't at that point. I thought it was fun.
Here's a shot of the shipwreck just off of South Manitou Island and the boardwalk I enjoyed so much in Manistee...

The winds and the waves kept us in Frankfort for a couple of days. One morning I biked around a bit...they have a pretty bike path from Frankfort to several other towns in the area. Another afternoon we rented mopeds and cruised the county...riding up to the Pointe Betsie Lighthouse, a pretty country club estate, and around Crystal Lake. It was my first experience riding a moped and I loved it.

We also celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary (8/8/69) while in Frankfort. A guest from Cedarly recommeded THE FUSION, an Asian resturant in town, and it was excellent.
On Sunday morning we attended church at a classic pretty little white 150 year old Congregational Church right down town. As it ends up, we knew the pastor ~ she had been at Cedarly as a guest earlier this year.

Leland is a quaint little town, complete with a 140 year old fishing village...lots of cute shops, galleries, and home made ice cream.

Not far away is the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, including North and South Manitou Islands.

The weekend we were stuck in Manitowoc, the EAA Fly in in Oshkosh was taking place. So on Sunday we took off for the day and went over to check it out. Before and after this weeklong event, we see planes flying thru our area making their way to the show. It was fun to see it in action. Lots of planes on the ground and many of planes taking off to head home. There was a large military display area...Warbirds of America. The plane above is one of the B-25s that flew in the Doolittle Raid on Japan 18 April 1942. Late in the afternoon we enjoyed an airshow with 4 or 5 different aerobatic performers showing off and amazing the crowds.

Here's something was windy and cool on the lake as we sailed from Leland to Arcadia. The only way I found to keep the wind at bay was with clothespins. We actually got some pretty nice sun tanning in, but not this day!
That's all for now.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is a correction that needs to be made in the statement you have posted about the B-25. That is NOT one of DOOLITTLE'S PLANES.
the RAIDERS flew B-25b modles. This is either a H or J model plus none of the Raiders planes made it back.