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Jul 22, 2013 - Leelanau Bike Trail

It was basically the same breakfast at the B&B as yesterday minus the hard-boiled eggs. We also had huge black raspberries instead of strawberries and pastry instead of breads. Vicki and Steve were heading home today. After they left, we got our gear together and headed out to an area 6 miles north of Traverse City where we started our bike ride at 10:30 on the Leelanau Bike Path, which is on a portion of the TART Bike System. The entire 15.5 mile trail is paved. The route takes you through rolling hills, lush forests, sprawling orchards,...

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Jul 21, 2013 - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park

Today's breakfast at the B&B was vanilla yogurt with fixings (granola, coconut, nuts, chocolate chips), hard boiled eggs, cheese slices, assorted fruits (watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, strawberries), bread slices with your choice of butter, jams, Nutella or, peanut butter. It was all delicious. We left for the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park around 9:15. We drove the Pierce Stocking Drive. This is a 7.4 mile self-guided auto tour offering stunning views of Lake Michigan, the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Big and Little Glen Lakes and the...

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Jul 20, 2013 - Saying Good-Bye to our Friends

We said our good-byes to Deanna, Roger, Mike, Dale, Barb, Pat and Dean and the rest of us headed towards Old Mission Peninsula. Our first stop was at Torch Lake. This lake was formed some 4,000 years ago during the Nipissing Period and is half way between the Equator and the North Pole. The Ottawa Indians called the lake "Was-wa-ga-ning" meaning, "place of birch-bark torches", which they used at night to lure fish in for spearing. The early settlers, seeing this, named the lake "Torch". Spring fed, this cold, crystal clear lake is 18 miles...

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Jun 8, 2013 - Our volunteer job as Dune Climb Director in the M22 Challenge

Wow what a couple of days this job turned out to be.....The M22 Challenge is in it's 5th year and this year there were 900 athletes and the day they opened it for sign ups it was filled in the first 4 hours......We worked hard with 150 other volunteers to put it together in one day of set up on Friday....It all ran like a well oiled machine and was a spectacular event to watch it all began at 8:00am....our job was the first segment of the race it involved a climb up the sand dunes and down and was about 3 miles then the athletes got on...

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