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A few weeks ago, David and I headed up to the Early Bird in Leland for a big breakfast. It was a late morning breakfast and this mama was hungry! I ordered a large orange juice, a plate of scrambled eggs, sausage and hash browns AND a 2-stack side of buttermilk pancakes. My meal also came with sourdough toast. I’m proud to report that I ate every last bite! I could really get used to this bottomless pit appetite! I guess that with all of the awkward discomforts of pregnancy, eating well is one of the perks!

The picture above is after I conquered my big meal! I look quite satisfied, right?

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Some early spring M-22 touring led us to Glen Haven, a charming historic settlement that is now preserved and maintained by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Below, I am pictured in front of the Glen Haven Canning Company building where fruit was processed and shipped to market via Lake Michigan. Now the Cannery building is home to the Great Lakes Boat Museum.


Our M-22 tour continued as we drove up the Lake Michigan Coast to the village of Leland, home of Fishtown. Since, it was a Friday night, we decided to dine at the Bluebird Restaurant for their 1/2 off pizza special.

The bacon and pineapple pizza was a taste sensation!

We concluded our trip with a drive through Suttons Bay and along the West Grand Traverse Bay coastline back into Traverse City. Not a bad way to spend an evening…touring the scenic M-22 highway, stopping in historic villages and enjoying great food with great company. That’s what life is all about here Up North.

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TC on NBCTraverse City was featured on the July 17 NBC evening news with Brian Williams.

The short clip features Northern Michigan video shots of Suttons Bay, Leland, Fishtown, Traverse City, Wayne Hill, the Boardman River, Inland Seas and more!

According to the article posted to MSNBC’s site, “Federal officials are preparing for a series of public meetings to discuss President Barack Obama’s initiative to restore the Great Lakes, an ecosystem battered by invasive species, toxic pollution and other problems. Obama requested $475 million in his 2010 budget for the lakes project.” For more reporting on this issue, go to msnbc.com for complete details or to watch the video, click here.

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