Sunday Summary day for all you might’ve missed this week. I’m writing to you from Bellaire, MI. Population 1,064 or round about. Land of wine, cherries, apples, and the lushest evergreens you’ll ever see. I’m going to count on people NOT knowing this place and tell you it’s a quaint village near Torch Lake. I’m actually visiting some dear friends who moved here from Tennessee a year ago. They’ve always told me about, shown me pictures of Torch Lake, but it’s really something you have to see for yourself. There’re pics on the image slider and my Instagram feed. And yes, it’s cold but unseasonably warm for the area at the moment.
Anyway, I hope you guys had a great weekend! Take a look at everything that’s happened this week:
Chopped all my hair off!
The Bellaire Rubber Duck Parade
These rubber ducks will be dumped in the river. Everyone watches them float to the next bridge. There’s a winner for $500.
Downtown Bellaire Christmas Parade and Soup Cook-Off
The soup is really the draw as there were only five participating floats in the parade. The best part is how close-knit the community is and how they support their local businesses.
Kalkaska Shoe Tree
This reminded me a lot of Seattle’s gum wall. So random, gross, and eerily awesome.
Kalkaska is also famous for this trout fountain.