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Northern Michigan July 2007

For five days in July 2007, I visited friends in northern Michigan's lower peninsula. If one makes the right turns--which I didn't--this is about a four-and-a-half hour drive from my house just east of Detroit. For three of those nights I stayed with Peg Case (Casey) and Jeanne Peters in their new (to them) home on 40 acres of land near Honor, Michigan. My timing for this visit had a great deal to do with the fragile health of our beloved friend Mary White who lives about twenty minutes from Casey and Jeanne. I also took this opportunity to visit Peggy Midener, my former art professor and friend, who lives in East Jordan, two hours northeast of Honor. After a lovely day with Peggy (and her visiting daughter Wendy, son-in-law Brian and grandson Toby--see the World of Froud web site), I drove twenty minutes west to Charlevoix, a popular resort town bordering Lake Michigan, where I spent my final night at The Lodge, a motel designed by Earl Young (1889-1975), Charlevoix's famous builder of what are known as "mushroom" or "fairy" houses. On the last page of this gallery is a photo of one of his stone homes.

Northern Michigan with its Great and small lakes, piney forests, rich farmland, world-famous cherries and, more recently, its excellent vineyards is a beautiful part of the United States. I hope my photos give you some idea of the wonders that await visitors to my state.
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    the fog rolls in . . .
    the fog rolls in . . .
    Lake Michigan
    Lake Michigan
    the promise of much-needed rain
    the promise of much-needed rain
    my piece of Juneberry pie
    my piece of Juneberry pie
    grateful for a rainy morning
    grateful for a rainy morning
    a perfect morning for Casey to stay inside & read
    a perfect morning for Casey to stay inside & read
    driving through the Leelanau Peninsula
    driving through the Leelanau Peninsula
    on the shores of Lake Michigan at Glen Arbor
    on the shores of Lake Michigan at Glen Arbor
    Jeanne and Casey wait for the sunset
    Jeanne and Casey wait for the sunset
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