It’s That Time of Year…

It’s that time of year between spring and summer. We’re getting a taste of things to come but just a taste.  There is trillium in the forest, my lily of the valley is filling the air with heavenly scents, and believe it or not, we have some late blooming lilacs still on the trees.  It’s really a beautiful time of year.  I step outside of my door and I smell it all, including the sweet smell of Lake Michigan.

I have friends who live in Chicago. When I tell them how much I enjoy the smell of the beach, and Lake Michigan, they totally scoff at me. Well, OVER HERE it smells amazing.  I am a stones throw from Lake Michigan and it is AWESOME.  It won’t be long before we are taking evening swims in Lake Michigan before bedtime and enjoying our summer in full.

So on to what is new around Michigan. In a few weeks Grand Haven will be enjoying the Fest of the Strawberry Moon. It’s a small historical event. It’s a wonderful event for families because it celebrates life from the 1700’s as it was in Michigan. This event is organized by the Tri-cities Historical Museum.

http://www.tri-citiesmuseum.org/Feast-of-the-Strawberry-Moon.html

To search for rooms in the Grand Haven area (Grand Haven, MI Hotels) go to our page on:

http://www.ihsadvantage.com/h/reserve_hotels/grand_haven/mi/us/?pfs=7189

Another event to look forward to is the Traverse City Wakes Festival. This is a brand new event.It’s billed to be a celebration of fun, food, conservation and much more.  Information can be found about it under Porterhouse Productions on Facebook. Here is a link that gives a little bit more information:  http://www.downtowntc.com/events/2012-06-01.html

To reserve a hotel room in Traverse City to attend this event, go to  http://www.ihsadvantage.com/h/reserve_hotels/traverse_city/mi/us/?pfs=7189 (Hotels in Traverse City, MI)

My personal favorite is in my hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Festival always delivers. What is Festival? Festival is one word to describe a massive city festival of the arts.  It spans several blocks through downtown Grand Rapids.  It’s music, art, food (wow! is it food!) and just a great time of getting outdoors!!  This is one you won’t want to miss.  For details go to:

http://www.festivalgr.org/

(The web site doesn’t do the event justice.) AGAIN, for hotel reservations in Grand Rapids go to http://www.ihsadvantage.com/h/reserve_hotels/grand_rapids/mi/us/?pfs=7189

(Grand Rapids, MI hotels)

There is ALWAYS something to do in Michigan.  This is just a HINT of what is going on. I will try to keep you up to date but this is all for now. Get out and enjoy the sunshine. Take a day trip to Michigan if you are in the Chicago or Indiana area. There is no reason not to enjoy our stunning beauty, that fresh air I was talking about and our great events. We welcome you. Come!

Sincerely,

Carol Charron

A Michigan Thing Owner

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