First we went to Baldwin to have lunch with Sue. Then we went to historic Idlewild and walked around the lake. And Sophie and Anabelle joined us, of course. This is just small-town streets, but there are some interpretive signs about Idlewild, a former African-American resort community. Lots of history there. The lake is the center of town. It was a cold and rainy morning, which gave way to a cold and gray afternoon. Fine for walking but not for spectactular pictures. Still pleasant.
The Wilson House is a beautiful fieldstone Craftsman bunglalow. The family was instrumental in the creation of the town.
I almost always see a red-headed woodpecker in Idlewild, and today was no exception.
Did we have a good time? I think our faces tell the story.
Pup-dogs were not interested in posing, but they each got a nose in the camera. Sophie
and Anabelle. Most definitely not their cutest poses, but hey...
Then Marie and I drove to meet someone to pick up some trail supplies, got home in time to catch our breath before heading to a meeting I had this evening.
Yesterday, we hiked at Bowman Lake. I've taken you there many times before, so you know it's a beautiful place. But I didn't want to neglect mentioning that we did hike 6 miles.
North Country Trail miles hiked in 2021 is at 203
Lake County Michigan, Bowman Lake Trail and North Country Trail loop- 6 miles, and walking around Idlewild Lake- 5 miles
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