Thursday, September 2, 2010
Two Sisters Take to the High Ground
My sister had never been to the Leelanau “ghost town” of Isadore, and I have never seen it livelier! One of the old barns is actually getting a new metal roof!
Then, when my sister wanted to get a closer look at the church we saw the priest going in. There were people praying, the scent of candles in the air, and it was obvious that a mass was in preparation at Holy Rosary. On Saturday evening there will be a music program in the auditorium.
Across the road is a sweet little place that can be rented by the week. Vacationing in Isadore would be peaceful and intriguingly different.
Next we sought out another formerly busy settlement, Port Oneida. Here is my sister, taking in the view from the top of the Basch Road hill. At our feet the first asters were blooming. The long, meandering road downhill through the forest was like drifting beneath the surface of a quiet, green sea.
We had a picnic on another bit of high ground along Pierce Stocking Drive. My pear twisted its neck in astonishment. Or something!
After viewing North Bar Lake and Pyramid Point from a gull's perspective, we came down to earth and strolled along the sidewalks of Empire through a light sprinkle, but I know my sister will be taking her husband back to Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, where there is a whole world of nature and history to explore.