We went the the farmer's market and it was really amazing to see crops that we consider cold and warm growing at the same time. So we bought lettuce and peaches, weird.
|Unfortunately, this is as close as we got to a tomato crop this year|
Then, we were off to Windmill Island, a really great Dutch-themed garden. There is a big Dutch influence here -- Holland MI, of course
|This is a real working windmill imported from Holland|
|We were both really there|
In the evening we went down to the beach, Lake Michigan and saw some cool sailboats.
We had a busy day today as we drove over the Grand Rapids, home of Gerald Ford and saw a Frank Lloyd Wright house, one of the few that has been renovated to its original condition. Pictures for Wendy.
|This was the home of a wealthy Jewish clothes merchant, Meyer May|
|Wright also designed all the furniture.|
|The marital beds.|
|Looks like every piece of furniture in Dave and Wendy's house to me|
We had lunch at Jamaican Dave's - Dave fried us up some plantain and we headed to the most incredible garden we have ever seen.
Frederik Meijer Garden
Picture for Tim, guess who a major benefactor is?
There is a fantastic oriental garden, a farm garden and sculpture garden, we got too tired to see everything.
|Some of these are 200 years old!|
Tomorrow, we are off to Traverse City/Interlochen about three hours north. It has been in the lower eighties here, not bad for us but people seem to be melting.
I am having trouble with the notification of blogs so I am going to send reminders as emails, not sure what else to do.