Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Bayview Week of Handbells

We left for Michigan on Saturday and slept in Traverse City. On Sunday we visit the Music Hall Museum. They had all types of self-playing instuments. It was fun! Then we drove to Petoskey. We went to a really nice restaurant there in the Perry Hotel. That night we went to a concert in Bayview that featured the wonderful talents of the people there. We stayed the night in Petoskey. On Monday morning we headed back to Bayview. It is only 2 min from Petoskey so it's not that big of a deal. Bayview was founded by the Methodists as a camp where people could learn the arts, cooking and several other skills. Students still come every year to learn. Every house is a quiant cottage and the entire community shuts down for the winter because there is so much snow, you can't be there. People have to board up the windows and move away for the summer. We stayed in the dorms which was just a big cottage with lots of bedrooms. Everyday was chock full of practicing for Glen and reading and exploring for me. I got to see a lot of Petoskey and do a little shopping. Thursday night was the big concert. Glen did great! Everyone did. Then Friday morning we drove to the ferry to be whisked across the lake to Mackinac Island. There are no motor vehicles allowed on the island so there were lots of horses and lots of horse poop. We rented bikes and toured the interior of the island. It was gorgeous! Then we had dinner and shopped the rest of the night. We headed home on Saturday. Saturday night we had dinner with my parents and stayed the night in their hotel. Sunday we spent with my side of the family and we celebrated Cameron's birthday. It was a very fun week! But we are glad to be home.

1 comment:

Cindy said...

That sounds like an awesome trip. Will you take me next time? I promise to leave the kids home.