Right downtown Maple City, in a little house next to the post office, is the cutest little store you could find. Unassuming from the front, it looked to me like someone had turned their side enclosed porch into a little store.
When I stepped inside, I realized that the whole house was consumed. Everywhere you turn. You have to stand there a moment to take it all in.
The first thing I saw were some old 6-packs of Pepsi and Vernor’s bottles Continue reading
Right across from Little Traverse Lake on M-22 north of Maple City in Leelanau County, I found a little piece of the big D. From the antique truck at the edge of the driveway to one of the best square pizza’s I’ve had in a long time, this little market is a nostalgic reflection of the best that Michigan has to offer.
Market 22 sits across from Little Traverse Lake
Market 22 was carefully crafted out of an antique barn on the side of a road near Glen Lake, Michigan. The interior is warm and inviting with an eclectic mix of re-purposed woods and chalkboard menu signs.
The first (chalkboard) sign I noticed after stepping inside the warm inviting space, said “Featuring Detroit Style Pizza in the true automotive blue steel pans”. When I asked what was a Detroit style pizza, the answer was, “like Buddy’s“. Ah, yes, I know Buddy’s Pizza. Continue reading
It was the nicest day so far this year. Weather-wise. Assuming nice weather refers to sunshine and heat-but not too much heat. The sun was out and the air was pleasantly warm. A good day to enjoy the annual event Glen Haven Days.
Just 2.5 miles west of Glen Arbor on M-22, Glen Haven is a forty minute drive from downtown Traverse City. Continue reading
Spring is here! I went driving around Leelanau County today and this is what I saw.
Forsythia. I love forsythia. Being one of the first plants to wake up in the spring, it is a bright light after many months of darkness in northern Michigan. The yellow is a perfect yellow and the flowers are so simple. If you cut it early, before it blooms outside,you can force it to bloom indoors. Just bring a branch in the house and put it in a vase of water.
Apple Blossoms. The apple blossom is Michigan’s state flower. With an average apple harvest of 19.7 million bushels a year, Michigan is the third largest apple producing state in the United States.