Monday, August 4, 2008

Back in Michigan: Day Three

That's Mom up there. Yesterday she got an award from the Congregational Summer Assembly for a lifetime of dedication and service (the CSA is an association of people who have summer homes on Crystal Lake; think Dirty Dancing, but with waspy congregationalists instead of borscht belt jews), which was the main impetus for my trip. Afterwards, I headed back into town and got this shot of Frankfort's resident mega-yacht, the Mitch Mate III:

Yes, as a matter of fact, that is an amphibious car parked on the upper deck. The Mitch Mate has been docked in Frankfort Harbor, in one incarnation or another, by the Mitchell family for as long as I or anyone else can remember. And nobody's ever seen it move.

Moving on back to Crystal Lake, here's a shot of the CSA beach and tennis courts from Crystal Knoll:

And to the left of that parking lot is the Crystal View Cafe:

From there I headed a bit west to the Point Betsie Lighthouse, which turned 150 years old today.

One good thing about Michigan is Bell's Oberon ale (which everyone still calls by its original name, "Solsun"). This stuff is a little hard to find back in Oregon...


Dr. Virago said...

Oh the CSA is so pitious
The kids are brats, the food is hideous!...

Oh, wait, that's not the CSA. That's about the CITs (counselors in training) from Meatballs.

Anywho...More blasts from my limited past at CSA! There's the tennis court where I discovered I was too old to learn tennis, especially since everyone around me had been playing it all their lives and the 7-year-olds were kicking my ass. And there's the beach where I learned that redheads (the F kids) need sunscreen re-applied constantly. (Unfortunately, I learned that too late.) Oh, and there's the spot where Bobby B broke my heart!

Ah, to be a fifteen year old indentured servant again. ;)

Seriously, thanks for the photos!

Dr. Virago said...

PS - Congrats to your mom!

tommy said...

Oh, just you wait... there's more to come!