|Harbor Springs Marina|
|Sculpture near bike shop|
|Residential stone wall|
|One of many colorful residential gardens|
|Trisha Witty Gallery display|
It didn't take long for me to taste that cherry pie, the cookie didn't even make it back home! The Grand Haven peaches and gold tomatoes were out of this world and the big yellow tomato made my grilled cheddar sandwich gourmet. I also bought two jars of jam at American Spoon where most of their jams are made from Michigan fruit. A bit pricey at almost $9 jar, but very delicious. This is how I shop local!
Since Harbor Springs bike shop couldn't help us we drove to Petoskey's North Country Cycle Sport. The gal on duty was very helpful and even gave us a recommendation for lunch. We ate at Julienne Tomatoes and even Wayne raved about their soup and sandwiches, not usually his favorite fare.
After our bikes were tuned up we headed over to Petoskey State Park. We wanted to look over the campground situation for future reference, but I was also hoping to find a famous Petoskey stone. It is basically fossilized coral, and supposedly plentiful in the area.
|Where are the fossils??|
|NOT Petoskey Stones|
When I gave up on the stones I enjoyed watching the kids jumping over the waves as they came in. Who says kids don't know how to enjoy the simple pleasures in life anymore?
The gulls were weirdly comfortable with my presence up and down the beach. It must get really crowded here in the summer for them to be so tolerant.
While driving through the campground we saw a picnic table piled with canteloupe sized rocks. It wasn't until later that I realized I should have stopped to have a look and chat up the owners. They knew a secret we didn't know, obviously! Further research turns up the fact that while you can find them onshore you'll have more luck if you hit cut roadbeds and farmer's fields. Next time!