This is the first day of FALL-can you believe it! It was 80 degrees-I love it! This week is a gift!!!
The weather is perfect for taking down flower beds, which I was doing today, burning brush accumulated from the storms and for just sitting in the sun watching the sandhill cranes. We have 2 that visit us regularly.
The other event this weekend is the Clinton Fall Festival. Clinton is 15 miles east of us on US12, and they put on a great Festival-been doing it for many years.
So you have things to do or just sit in the sun!
Friday, July 31, 2015
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
During the summer, many things happen along US 12, but my main interest is in the Irish Hills area, because I live here. Walker Tavern-at the intersection of 12 & 50- has Vintage Baseball Games, Picnic in the park music events, and a Farmers Market every Sunday (except NASCAR Sundays).
And, the Brick Walker Tavern, just across the road , is taking reservations for events, weddings etc.
And, of course, Michigan International Speedway is on US12. They not only have NASCAR, they host a Beer & Wine Fest in May ,an SAE competition also in May, and the country Music Festival in July. There is also the Tough Mudder event in September.
A little farther West on Michigan Ave, is McCourtie Park.There are 17 bridges , one of which is shown below. They are made of sculpted concrete, carved to look like logs, planks, and ropes. There is a stream that runs thru the area-a great place to walk and picnic. There are even weddings held there.
|Below is an historic schoolhouse which houses Cherry Creek Winery. They do wine tastings, light refreshments, and entertainment on selected weekends. It is also on US12. For more info www.cherrycreekwine.com. For Speedway info www.mispeedway.com. For Walker Tavern www.michigan.gov/walkertavern. And, check www.us12heritagetrail.org, to learn lots more about this great road! And, remember the Longest Garage sale in August.|
Friday, June 5, 2015
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Happy St Patrick Day! It will soon be here. The Irish Hills area is having their third TASTE OF THE HILLS this weekend March 14 & 15. This year there are 20 restaurants/coffee houses participating. A ticket is $25 and it also lets you go to the AFTER TASTE party at the Brooklyn Moose Lodge and there are FIREWORKS after. Check www.IrishHills.com for more info. And Dewey Lake B&B is offering a 10% discount on a overnight stay. http://www.IrishHills.com">