Back at the beginning of Fall my hubby and I took a trip up North to the Benzie County area on Crystal Lake and near Lake Michigan.
We've been up there several times before in the Summer and will be going again (very soon) this Winter, so that's probably why our last trip has been on my mind so much.
I wanted to blog about my trip right after we got back but we are so busy at Wellspring in the Fall that it got put on the back burner.
Our trip was JUST before the leaves really changed, but even without the dramatic colors it was still amazingly beautiful and is one of my favorite areas to visit.
The red leaves were JUST starting to turn while we were there…
While we were there we stayed at a rental suite above this fantastic shop in Beulah, Crystal Crate & Cargo, check out the link for shopping or info about their suites:)
This kitchen is STOCKED but if there is something you need you can always run downstairs and purchase it!
Roomy but very cozy and with lots of beautiful sunlight all around.
We loved how colorful and comfortable it was for our stay:)
Another of my favorite aspects of Beulah/ Benzie County and the surrounding area is all the great FOOD!
W also ate at Dinghy's in Frankfort (mmm the pulled pork sandwich), The Lighthouse Cafe in Elberta (yummm huge bowl of steaming oatmeal topped with fresh blueberries) and Coho Cafe in Frankfort (okay, my mouth is watering!)
For our last dinner out we drove to Maple City on Glen Lake and ate at a little French restaurant, La Becasse…and it was amazing; I urge you to go there:)
We also did some cooking (which we LOVE to do) at the suite and had Michael's Dad & step-Mom over. We made Leek & Asparagus Quiche with sides of fresh fruit & bacon. Soooo tasty (if you make the quiche~ we just use shredded mozzarella instead of the Gruyere, but I'm sure it is delish the other way too.)
One of the many beautiful sunsets on Crystal Lake…
And Michael snapped a pic of ME for once (I prefer to be behind the camera:)
but I thought I'd share it since it's a personal post for a change…
Coming soon…Horseback riding, Glider rides and maybe some pics of Bethany's new little love:)