Monday, July 8, 2013

A Blog Post That Your Husbands Will Like!


     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.


Debbie said...

What a wonderful post. A friend of mine loves rescuing and restoring old wooden boats. I'm going to share your post with him so we can all travel there next year. They have a summer house in MI so we'll make a weekend of it.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow - Nice cars and boats! Lots of money involved in them for sure. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

The Charm of Home said...

Great pics! I love old cars!

Lynn said...

Wow, it looks like you really had a fun trip Sue! Love the boats:@)

The Bashful Nest said...

I loved seeing those beautiful old cars. I wish today's cars were as cool. The boats were pretty special too. Hope you have a great week.


Blondie's Journal said...

I think I would have been like you initially...Ummmm...rather not go! And then of course find it fascinating! The boats are just awesome. On some of our trips in Michigan along the lake, we just walk up and down the docks looking at all the awesome boats! Dreaming of course!!


Traci said...

Those boats are so pretty!

Linda said...

What wonderful cars and boats...I especially loved all that wood on the older boats. Great post...looks like a fun trip!

koralee said... are so husband would love this post! Those older boats are amazing. Hope your Summer is going well. xoxo

Jenny said...

Beautiful cars and beautiful boats!

What a neat post!

I loved your husband's favorite!