Tuesday, July 06, 2021


The next morning we had breakfast and checked out of accommodations. It was still quite overcast with the promise of more rain to come.

We then decided to spend some time in Harbor Springs itself.

It's a very nice resort town with a  nice beach and everything you might need for a peaceful summer vacation.


Lots of nice shops to browse.  We headed into the bookshop and bought some summer reading and then stopped for ice cream at a local ice cream parlor, because why not?

The people there are very nice and it has a very posh, clean,  resort-town feel without being pretentious.

Aha! I see something.

Right by the Lake is a most peculiar-looking ship:

It is indeed the Aha

A 130-year-old historic steamship, beautifully restored and on display.   As you can see from the articles, it was a very extensive restoration of the ship built in 1891.  The students of the Industrial Arts Institute and others did a very nice job on it.

After that we headed homeward, stopping at Birch Run Outlet Mall for a bit of shopping and lunch in the driving rain, and then home.

While the Weekend trip was marred by constant rain, fog and overcast, we didn't let that stop us from having a good time and seeing some of the many sights of northern Michigan.

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