OMP and Traverse City

The lovely Robin, Aubrey, Kevin, Calleigh and I spent another fine day here in Northern Michigan. I started the day by getting up with Calleigh (letting everyone else sleep in). She and I had breakfast together and watched some Yo Gabba Gabba and Sesame Street Silly Songs. She was chillaxin' (below) with her blanket and James Taylor in her Tinkerbell folding chair:

After naps and lunch we headed into Traverse City where we cruised the shops.

Following the advice of one of the locals, we had dinner at Mackinaw Brewing Company.

This brew pub and restaurant is housed in the historic Beadle Building. It was built in 1892 as a harness shop and restored in the 1980s, exposing the solid 18" thick walls made with bricks from nearby Greilickville.

We didn't sample the beer, but everything we tried (from salmon to pasta to brisket) was delicious.

On our walk back to the car, Kevin, Calleigh and I paid a quick visit to the beautifully retro'd State Theater:

We also stopped into the three-story Horizon Bookstore (which I will blog about later, in greater detail).

Oh, and we picked up a small cherry pie at the Grand Traverse Pie Company to take home with us.

The last hours of this fine day will be spent reading and relaxing and, for me, complining in the swing down by the water as the sun goes down. Perfect!

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