As each of you enter my little home in cyberspace you’ll notice that I have changed the picture in my header. It is a scene from the place I grew up and still call home. It is still a small town with a year round population of about 2500 persons but in the summer that population grows to around 15000 persons. The biggest complaint in this town is the backed up traffic that results when they raise the bridge to allow the boats to enter or leave the small harbor in the middle of town. The person who took this picture had to be standing on the walkway of the bridge at the time.
And if you see this as a beautiful scene then I’ll clue you the whole of downtown is just as beautiful. It is one of those places where you can park your car at the edge of town, take the hand of your best girl and just spend the evening walking around the town taking in all of its beauty and not spend a penny. The heart of the town is in a small valley and the main street of it is no longer than five blocks. A park that separates the main street and the harbor runs the whole length of downtown.
there are about five beaches with the most popular one being on lake Michigan which is at the end of this waterway and off to the left. That is lake Michigan off in the horizon. A smaller lake called lake Charlevoix is to our backs in the opposite direction. And in between the two larger lakes is a small harbor called Round lake that connects the two larger lakes.