Tim and I often run away from home to Leelanau County. It’s based on the premise of getting away from work, but of course, that never actually happens for me because I take my camera with me everywhere I go, and when you’re self-employed, the brain never shuts off.
Below are a few photos of our day trip to Leelanau County – shot with my Canon EOS Rebel T6i. The Solon School is the coolest thing ever – I don’t think I’ve ever seen it before. The door was open, so of course, we snuck in and took some photos.
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Then after a few stops to shoot some cool old buildings and – oh hey, we’re in Cedar! – we drove up M22 to Leland and snapped a few photos of the gorgeous old Chris Crafts floating happily under the sheltering roof of the marina. We might possibly have been trespassing, but there was no one around and, well, they sure are a trusting bunch out in Leelanau County. Good for them.
Whenever I’m in Leland, I like to take a picture of a little shop called Tug Stuff. That’s because Tim’s dad was named Tug, and pretty much everything in our life could be classified as “Tug Stuff.” When the kids are with us, we take a picture of them with the sign, because they are most definitely “Tug Stuff.”
We usually have dinner either at Knot Just a Bar in Omena or Boone’s Prime Time Pub in Suttons Bay (though we still refer to it as “Snooks”), but both were packed, so we ended up with some tasty Philly cheese steak sandwiches at Streetside Grille and wow, were they ever good. That place is definitely going into the rotation. It has a great vibe, partly because it has a groovy garage door-like door (though much cooler than your average garage door) that opens up into the outdoors. It’s like eating dinner in a tree house. Check it out when you’re out that way. A few more photos: