Thursday morning we woke up and it was cold. It was only 44* out and the forecast said rain was coming. Well that wont stop us from enjoying the day! We started with breakfast at my absolute favorite place. The name of the restaurant is The 45th Parallel Cafe and it was adorable. Inside was a counter to order coffee with a glass case of fresh baked muffins, bagels, scones and cinnamon buns. They only had a few tables inside to sit at. The breakfast was delicious and i wanted to work there 😂. We bought a shirt and hat because how fun that we were halfway between the equator and North Pole!?
After we filled our bellies we headed to the light house. It was a beautiful ride all the way up to the northern part of Michigan! The rain was really starting to come down but we didn’t mind because the scenery was beautiful and we don’t want to miss a second of all there is to see!
Well the rain is continuing to get worse but i was dying to walk around the cute town of Northport that we drove through on the to the lighthouse. It was the smallest and cutest town. It had a restaurant, coffee shop, book store, gas station, gallery, hardware store, market, clothing store, unique gift store, a hallmark type store, an antique store and a bakery. That’s all and all on just two corners. I absolutely loved it. The benches out front were pink. The store owners were so sweet and friendly. The gas station had the old analog pumps. Rich, who owns the antique store, was the kindest old man. We must have stayed and talked to him for an hour. We know all about his story and his family. He now also knows all about ours. He told us we had to go check out Christmas Cove….so we did as soon as we left town!
Christmas Cove was off the beaten path. We passed the cutest farmhouse on the way in. At the end of the road is a beautiful beach and a line of houses. Again I’m pretty sure I’m in a Hallmark movie!
Ok we’ve worked up an appetite and its time for lunch. We went back to Suttons Bay and ate at the G grill. Really cute little rustic joint. The tables were all full so we sat at the bar. It seemed everyone in the place were locals and everyone knew everyone. John had the perch bites and i had house made pita chips with artichoke dip. It was really the healthiest choice on the menu!
After lunch we donated $35 to the casino, but we had fun and we stayed dry!
We returned back to the Inn and i made coffee in the common room to warm us up! We decided to get oncomfy clothes and stay in for the rest of the day. After eating healthy all week we decided to splurge and order some pizza. Small town local pizza is delicious!