Sleeping Bear Dunes in Fall

Along M-22

Along M-22

For some reason I thought that we would be hugging a mostly empty Michigan coast. Turns out we were not the only ones who thought fall would be a pretty nifty time to check out the Sleeping Bear Dunes. In fact, every hotel, motel, cabin, and bed and breakfast was filled. The campgrounds were reportedly empty, but the weather forecast was for colder and wetter skies. So we drove to some of our favorite haunts and put off finding lodging until later. We figured Traverse City, with its many chain hotels, would have something for us. It didn’t and we ended up driving into the night and then settling at a pretty nasty hotel in Greyling (for the record we do not recommend the Super 8 there). The Super 8, by the way, was recommended by a gas station attendant named Corrine. When I told Corrine that my wife’s legal name is Corinne she said she had a cousin with that name. That cousin is reportedly Swedish (as is Corey). So I trusted her on the hotel recommendation and now wonder if she really has a cousin named Corinne. Noel 10/13

Empire Bluffs TrailEmpire Bluffs Trail

Just a little south of Empire is the easy and wonderful Empire Bluffs Trail. Hennacornoelidays recommended!

Just a little south of Empire is the easy and wonderful Empire Bluffs Trail. Hennacornoelidays recommended!

Corey's face says it all about this hotel

Corey’s face says it all about this hotel

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