Our short but pleasant 5 night stay at the Wild Cherry RV Resort just a few short miles outside of Sutton’s Bay has come to an end, Monday (9/4) we will lift our jacks and make another move.
Wild Cherry was a nice contrast to the last few resorts we have stayed at in that it had more of a “campground” feel all though it a very well taken care of and well-manicured park with nice green grass, a pretty pond (that just begs for a floating target and floating golf balls I might add LOL), good sized site’s, a friendly staff and all surrounded by tree’s creating a feel isolation even though it is just a short drive to activities. Sort of an “I just want to stay home and kick back” feeling.
Of course you know us, we have a hard time just kicking back it seems, especially when there is new territory to explore!!
We spent a couple days walking the streets of Sutton’s Bay which is the closes town to Wild Cherry.
We popped in and out of all the shops and enjoyed a nice lunch at the V.I Grill (rated #3 by Trip Advisor of places to eat in Suttons Bay).
And we spent some time walking the docks like we have found ourselves doing more times since we have been on this summer’s trip than we have in our entire lives I think. Here is a link to more info about Suttons Bay in case you’re interested. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suttons_Bay,_Michigan
We also drove through the small town of Lake Leelanau but didn’t spend a bunch of time there even though it looked like they had a couple small places to eat that might be good.
We also drove through Peshawbestown, Omena, Northport and Leland. Northport had a few shops that we walked through and had a couple restaurants that might be worth checking out if we were to be in the area longer but not this trip. One shop did seem to have a good grasp on how to greet customers however LOL!!
Northport also had a nice harbor that we spent some time walking. As much as I dislike water I sure love the views that come with it. Diane on the other hand likes water, that’s one of the things I probably hold her back from enjoying in this life style but she doesn’t seem to mind too much even though she gets her digs in now and again LOL!! Here is a link to more info about Northport https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northport,_Michigan
Leland seemed to be our favorite little town in this area (along with Sutton’s Bay). Fishtown, a section of Leland filled with weathered fishing shanties, many original that are now filled with small shops along the mouth of the Leland River really make it special.
The historic shanties were once used primarily for commercial fishing operations, including net-mending sheds, ice houses, smoke houses, and storage. A few Fishtown shanties are still used today to support the current, active commercial fishing operation.
Fishtown represents over 150 years of a working waterfront. Just think about the many cold, windy, snowy winters in Northern Michigan, these shanties have endured.
While in Leland we had lunch at The Cove (rated #2 by Trip Advisor of places to eat in Leland) on the upper deck overlooking the water.
It was a pretty darn good meal but it came with a pretty darn good sized tab as well LOL!!! I think when we drop out the bottom of Michigan we will need to get back to eating more meals at home. It seems we keep buying all these cool new items at the stores yet we keep eating out at all the neat places we see. The cupboards and freezer are bursting and we keep eating out.
Well that really sums it up for this area, it’s time to make another move. Monday (9/4) we lifted our jacks and made another move to a spot we will celebrate our 19th Anniversary and Diane’s ## Birthday. Hmmm, funny the keyboard didn’t register Diane’s age. I guess it was looking out for my wellbeing.
After this next stop the original thoughts we had on getting down to Arizona for the winter have changed but we will talk more about that in the next couple updates I guess.