Yesterday was one of those "better make lemonade out of lemons" kind of days. Heavy thunderstorms throughout the night had left us without power. No big deal considering daylight was upon us. Except our water supply is a well that is run by an electric pump. So, our home was now sans water. Ten people, no water, no flushing, no fun.
My husband assessed the situation and came up with a solution. Leave, quickly. We donned bathing suits, tossed a cooler in our boat, and headed north.
First things first, we needed to find a restaurant. We wound through the summer traffic of Traverse City never quite finding the right parking situation for our caravan.
Ten A.M turned into eleven A.M and the group was getting hungrier.
Traverse City's crowded streets turned into open country roads.This was helpful for driving but provided no solution for breakfast, er...lunch.
We did have another look at the beautiful Pure Michigan country side. The sunflower fields were worth the drive.
Finally, we came upon a little retro restaurant right outside Elk Rapids that provided us with ample parking and ample fare to sustain our little group.
Once back in the van, we continued on our journey passing more orchards, more sunflowers, and more fruit stands.
Per usual, we stopped by King's Orchard where they happened to not only have our boating pie, but 10 pounds of pitted tart cherries and freshly picked apricots.
Our crew was happy to finally arrive at the lake.
The air was cool. The water was cooler. But, it was so refreshing.
I'd like to say we were greeted back home by shining lights and a well that was busily pumping water into our house... not exactly. It was still a great day Up North.