Well we’ve been in school now for a good three weeks and reality has definitely set in. Every morning at 6:15 I roll over and tell Mike how much I HATE school, having to get up SO early…”maybe I should homeschool???” Work is nuts, a good nuts. I’m in the process of moving the ROAD over to WordPress and designing a new website (super stoked), scheduled my home to be professionally photographed for the portfolio (ahhhh not ready! not ready!), meeting with a business coach, completely changing the way I operate, for the better, thinking about studio space and trying to have a life somewhere in between. SO what better post/release/escape than to reminisce about those glorious Summer days back in Michigan, especially since my ass is going to be driving all the way back again tomorrow.
I didn’t really know where to start or stop, sifting through all the moments, but I thought this picture pretty much SAYS IT ALL so we’ll start here. 😉
Interesting artwork on the side of the building, was curious what it looked like at night.
Showing Georgia Jilly the D in all its gritty, hip, cracked-out-ness.
I love this next building so much it hurts #somebodysaveme I don’t know what it is about the billionaire that owns this once crown jewel. Apparently he wants his legacy to be rotting decay of historical landmarks. He’s currently being sued by the folks in Windsor, Canada for letting a bunch of homes on the Canadian side of the Ambassador Bridge rot, decay and sit boarded up. What a LOSER.
This one too…Comerica Building. Such a gem. Its very Gotham City looking at the top.
The day ended at Torch, what a day!
Well actually the Town Club where I introduced Jill to the famous olive burger and what would become our home away from home on the “she-cation”. Talk about some gooood eatin that day.
Breakfast with a view before the rest of our lovelies arrive.
“Jen’s in a really good place in this picture” – Diane.
I was. ;-))
We did kind of stick out in small town Northern Michigan #tableoftenbabes
So I somehow finagled a long weekend for all my friends at Torch, as you have figured out. It was an amazing trip because there is nothing like sharing Torch Lake with someone that has never been, especially those you love and respect so much. It was an incredible time, one I will never ever forget, or the one liners that are still circulating via text.
Diane said it best…
Ohhhh I was sad to see it end. But so grateful it happened.
Did you know the world’s three most beautiful lakes, per the very smart people at National Geographic? 1. Lake Geneva 2. Lake Louise and 3. TORCH! JUST in case you are ever on Jeopardy, now you know.
I don’t know if I’ve ever seen Jack and Sophia more excited as when they came flying down the water slide at Great Wolf Lodge. They didn’t know I could see them and they were going wild on each other. Total proud, you know Jen, you might be on to this Mommy thing, moment. Thanks KOKO for hooking us up at the lodge! xoxo
Home of the Traverse City Film Festival
Cute storefront in downtown TC
Just a normal night cruising Scenic Highway 31
three little monkeys
A favorite painting of mine at Torch, the view of the ocean outside, the frame, divine.
Here’s a gorgeous stream that runs through downtown Elk Rapids and into Grand Traverse Bay. Kids are free to jump in and play anytime. A sweet little pedestrian bridge down the way takes you to the public library. Its all very fairy tale and a LONNNNNG ways away from Atlanta traffic.
Here’s the view from Elk Rapids Marina. Grab an ice cream and just stroll.
Cheerio friends! Have an amazing holiday weekend!!!
Jenny from the rock