John and I followed up my art residency in Coshocton with a week-long vacation in Northern Michigan. The weather was great (none of the 90+ degree temps that were soaking Evansville) and we were there before Memorial Day, so the lake was clear and not stirred up by excessive pleasure boating.
John and I enjoyed some canoeing around Crooked Lake.
We also enjoyed visiting the Lake Michigan shoreline, shopping in Petoskey, reading on the deck, and eating lots and lots of really good food. What we didn’t do: have internet access or a TV!
We went hiking at a really nice nature preserve that was part of a whole network of preserves organized by the Little Traverse Conservancy. It’s beautiful land. There were several late-spring Northern Michigan wildflowers blooming.