After an eventful evening of hiking Pyramid Point and late-night conversations by the bonfire, it was nice to be able to catch up on some rest and wake up to a lakeside view like this on Sunday.
Alex and her family were all gracious hosts. We spent the morning lounging in the cottage and watching Wimbledon matches while her mom whipped up a hearty, healthy breakfast.
But first, mimosas!
Over-Medium eggs, turkey bacon, tomato slices, fresh berries, and (unpictured) toast
We took our time getting ready for the day, eventually put on our swimsuits, and then hung by the deck for a bit. It was so nice to be on our own schedule and just chill in the sun for a while.
Alex had her one piece (<- adorable, right?) on since we had plans on going wake boarding, but I was just fine with staying in the boat and going along for the ride.
Once again, I didn’t take my phone with me on the boat for pictures, but it was so fun. I have a serious love for being on the water, especially when the weather is as gorgeous as it’s been out. Summer, please don’t ever leave!
As soon as we got back from our boat ride, we threw swim coverups on to go into the city. We made a short ten minute drive over to the Leland, and happily killed an hour or so in the adorable and historic fish town.
While we didn’t have any intentions of going shopping, we strolled up and down the main streets to window shop. It didn’t take us long to wander into Harbor House Trading Co. for something… other than clothing.
Right alongside the Michigan-themed jackets and summer wear was a large counter filled with homemade ice cream flavors, dipped cones, and toppings. Both Scott and I ordered waffle cones, and I’m confident in saying I won with my Pink Peppermint Fudge flavor choice. It was a complete mess and dripped all over me, but so worth it!
Ice cream in hand, we casually walked the shops and docks surrounding Harbor Square.
Leland is actually a Historic District, Fish Town, and Harbor!
The heart of this commercial fishing village is the smokehouses, docks, fish tugs and charter boats. I didn’t snap many photos (the collection of boats that docked were beautiful!), but I was able to capture the Leland Dam.
I’ve always thought dams to be pretty cool. I love seeing and hearing the sounds of the falling water, and I enjoy any opportunity I get to see one in person. It’s the little things, right?
Before long, it was time to get back to the cottage and pack up to return home. Scott and I had a great (full) day in Northern Michigan, and we are hoping to get back up and west again soon. Thanks again for hosting, Alex and fam!
» Linking up my Weekend Snapshots with Katie and Erin.
See you in the morning!
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
Ahh mimosas! I could go for one right now!
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
I had no idea Lake Michigan was so adorable! Looks like the perfect summer day.
I know, me either! I’m finally starting to see some of these “beaches” people have been telling me about… 😉
Beth @ Running with the Sunrise
Looks like such a beautiful place to relax! I would kill to spend a day lounging around in the sun. 🙂 Glad you had a great trip!
I know, it wasn’t long enough! Thanks Beth, excited to see you this week!
Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me
That mimosa looks spectacular! Also, loving the tomato slices with pepper. So simple, yet it really is quite delicious!
I ADORE Alex’s one piece! I want something similar, and I am on the hunt. I equally adore that purple on you though. It’s a great color for you, Heather!
Thank you, Julia. I like purples and deep pinks every now and then. Tomato slices (loaded with pepper) sound so good right now!
Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen
Ahhh! This makes me miss Lake Michigan so much! Aren’t summers up north the BEST?! I’ve never been to Leland, but I’ve been up to Harbor Springs and Petoskey. So beautiful up there!
I feel like we deserve an extra long summer this year after last year’s chillier summer season. I’d take the weather we had last weekend ALL YEAR!
My Year in the Making
Ahh this post made me so excited! My boyfriend is from about 40 minutes south of Leland, and we’re going up to visit all these places next month. So excited!!
Fun, I hope you enjoy your trip! There’s lots of cute shopping in Leland!
That looks like such a fun trip! I love Michigan! 🙂
Melissa (I Crashed the Web)
Oh my goodness- those photos are fabulous! Looks like such a great trip. Can’t believe that’s Michigan – so beautiful!
I know… I thought the same thing. I’m becoming quite smitten by The Mitten 😉