We usually go to Michigan in the fall, in fact we have only been there one other time in the summer. The room rates are double, the crowds are in town and unlike in fall, there are young children on the beaches. Why would we even want to go under those circumstances? My husband really wanted to go to the Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Wooden Boat Festival. I am not all that into cars actually, but Bay Harbor (located right on the edge of Petoskey, MI, is a beautiful area, right on the water. There are shops, restaurants and I knew that I would enjoy the scenery, even if the cars were boring. My husband insisted that these were not your "normal" car show cars and he was right. These were the most gorgeous, expensive cars I have ever seen and the wooden boats were beautiful and so interesting. It was a cool, misty morning and it really was fun. This post is heavy with photos, but they were all so unique I couldn't stop taking pictures.
I love how she posed for me in her period clothing.
This was my husband's favorite car.
It was interesting to see that Emmy nominated
actor Edward Herrmann (Eleanor and Franklin,
Here Come the Munsters, Gilmore Girls) was
one of the judges for the car show.
The boats were beautiful and almost eerie on
a slightly foggy, misty day.
That is my idea of a tablescape!
I actually ended up loving the show and we really enjoyed chatting at our hotel with some of the owners and getting up close to their cars the night before. This event we would both recommend.