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Vacation in the Petoskey Area - July 2012

Charlevoix Red Lighthouse

Perry HotelAh, summer vacation in Petoskey, Michigan once again. This is a time I look forward to all year! This year was a little more special than the years before, because my younger sister was getting married at the Perry Hotel on Sunday, July 22. This meant all the friends and family were in town to share the time with us.

lakehouse charlevoixIt is a beautiful area up there, especially in the summer. The houses are all cute cottages, some very very large cottages along with yachts and all.

I grew up every summer in Petoskey, sharing a cottage with my grandparents on Waloon Lake, and then later Round Lake. Some of my best memories are from there, waking up on the lake, heading straight out to the boat and spending the whole day on the water.


 

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