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2011/218: Summer Roadtrip, Michigan Part 8

Thursday, July 14 was our last day in Michigan, and before leaving Holland, we stopped at Holland Harbor Lighthouse, which we viewed from Holland State Park.

About 45 minutes south is South Haven South Pier Light, our next stop.

We did some wine tasting and shopping at McIntosh Winery in South Haven. Not only did we sample wines, but we got to sample cheeses, too, and bought a basil flavored cheese (along with blueberry barbecue sauce and some kind of spicy pickled asparagus – I didn’t try either one of those), and the kids got to taste some juices.
We were in St. Joseph around lunch time and wanted to stop at one more winery before looking for a place to eat. Traffic was a nightmare, and there were no parking spaces to be found. After driving around for what seemed an eternity, we finally found a parking space several blocks away and walked to the winery in the downtown area, then ate lunch at a sub shop before heading back to the  car. Of course by then, there was almost no traffic and plenty of parking! Must have just been the lunch time rush.

Forget naked…. I’d be asleep!

We had one more place on our list of things to see, St. Joseph North Pier Light, and we almost skipped it because there was a $5 fee for parking (is that really wort it, to spend about 30 minutes there?) and no other public parking nearby. It was either private property or marina parking. In the end we did pay the fee, because it was the very last lighthouse.

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9 responses

  1. ooh, love the red! Def. have never seen ared one before. Which lighthouse was your fav?

    6. August, 2011 at 07:19

    • Almost all of them! LOL
      One of the top favorites was probably Little Sable Point, in part because of all the little fun facts on the railing.

      6. August, 2011 at 07:24

  2. ok, I have seen red ones before, lol, but that 1st one, the red is just striking. Exhausted, tirred of hotel rooms, excuse bizarre comments, lol.

    6. August, 2011 at 07:23

  3. Since you are so into lighthouses, you really must make the trip northeast one of these years! The coast of Maine has some really fabulous ones, and I think they look quite different from the Michigan ones.

    6. August, 2011 at 08:04

  4. I love that lighthouse in the first photo. The red is great.

    I’d be asleep too.

    6. August, 2011 at 17:03

  5. I’d be asleep after two glasses!! Those lighthouses are great, I would have paid the $5, just for a half hour of relaxation by the water would be enough to make it worth while!

    6. August, 2011 at 19:03

  6. wineries and lighthouses…2 of my fav things!!

    8. August, 2011 at 12:32

  7. So lovely…And I want that shirt.!! To funny!

    9. August, 2011 at 11:44

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