A plan was hatched for a van full of girls to go Road-Trippin’ before dropping me off at the airport in Pellston last Monday afternoon.
A van full of quilters with “Destination Quilt Shop” as a consensus? Oh Yes!
Mind you, in Michigan, it means nothing to anyone to get in the car and drive 2.5 hours for a quilt shop run.
And there was loads of scenery to see, autumn color to behold.
a van full of laughter and chatter and eager voices full of anticipation.
Good Morning, Willy!
We stopped at Shasta’s place to swap out vehicles. I ran over to the barn to say hello to Willy, he is the cutest little guy! ((Big guys out in the pasture behind))
In the winter, all of the big horses from Mackinac Island are brought to this area in the UP for wintering off island. They weren’t up here yet but should be within the next few weeks. I loved the horses on Mackinac!
Shasta’s BIG BARN.
Don’t you think that barn needs a big ole Barn Quilt Block??
I love old barns too!
Autumn color! ((with antenna through the car window!))
It was a bit of misty drizzly when we left Shasta’s place ----temps had dropped considerably since our workshop day before, but we embraced it and on we went!
Back over the Mackinac Bridge!
Charlevoix by Air!
I found this photo on google images showing where we were on this narrow peninsula…see the small lake in the center of the closest land mass? TOWN!
Here we are on that small round inlet!
Town is full of cute shops and little restaurants ---
Great old buildings!
Fun displays of autumn color!
And I think this post just took a turn. I have SO many photos that I can’t do it all in one post, so I am going to save my Hearts to Holly Quilt Shop photos for tomorrow’s post all on its own!
Instead –you have got to see these cute “Mushroom Houses” that Charlevoix is famous for!
Mushroom House --So Very Unusual!
Hobbitland … mushroom homes … elf space … gnome houses … Smurfsville … the creations of Earl Young are known world-wide. And the only place you can see them is Charlevoix.
We maneuvered the van around the triangular block bounded by Park Avenue, Grant Street, and Clinton Street. Here you can see some of the most famous, and most beloved, work of long-time Charlevoix resident, Earl Young, homes he built or remodeled beginning in the late 1930s, and culminating in the construction of the “mushroom house” in the 1950s.
Amazing rock work!
Some are big and boxy but have the same stone work
NOT a Mushroom house, but LOOK at that color!
Charlevoix, you are charming beyond belief!
Come back tomorrow morning for my photos from Hearts to Holly Quilt Shop! It needs a whole post by itself to do it justice!
I’m up at Quilt Villa solo today ---and TODAY is the day our Quiltville Winter Mystery 2014 gets its borders on! Whooooot!
And I have a surprise planned right off the get-go for you. Yes I do! Are you ready for it? It will hit you when you least expect it – just you WAIT!
Tonight I’ll be drawing for the winner of the Nov/Dec 2014 issue of Quiltmaker Magazine! Did you enter on THAT POST to win?? If not, head over and leave a comment on THAT BLOG POST ((Not this one)) to be entered! I’ll use the random number generator to draw our winner. It’s an issue you won’t want to miss!
Have a super Monday, everyone!