Charlevoix City, Michigan – August 30th

The trip from Mackinaw City to Charlevoix was much rougher on upper Lake Michigan than we expected. After cleaning up a bit, we headed to land to get rid of our “sea legs”. The marina was very nice, it had a play fountain and a nice sitting area, made as a tribute to the Armed Forces. Town was right off the boat, so we stopped for a snack before heading to see the Mushroom Houses!

Just 2 blocks from the boat was several of these “Mushroom Houses”. They were designed and built using indigenous materials – local stone, etc. by a self-taught builder Earl A Young. He built these houses starting in 1919 until the seventies.

The next morning, we went for a bike ride to visit some more Mushroom Houses several blocks away from the Marina.

Before leaving Charlevoix, we saw this Boat named Baboo — had to take a picture of it, as this is the name of Brevan’s late Cat. Brevan said Baboo would probably have loved boating, as he did riding in the car!

Published by labailey2020

We are loving life and our new adventure in retirement! We are very social people and want to invite all our friends and family to join us at anytime during this adventure of a lifetime!

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