It was time to say goodbye to our friends at the Seabiscuit Café on Mackinac Island.
We purchased a bottle of their delicious private label wine (“Seabiscuit Ranch Superfecta Meritage”) and had John Nash sign it for us!
Then we boarded the ferry and headed back to the mainland, where we picked up our car and drove it across the beautiful Mackinac Bridge toward the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
The U.P. (or Upper Peninsula) is bordered on three sides by Great Lakes – Superior, Michigan and Huron. It has gorgeous remote beaches and forests, along with quaint small towns. The place has a flavor all its own — Although not as isolated as in the days before the great bridge linked the two pieces of Michigan and made travel between them easier, it still has an appealing remote northern feel to it and a strong regional identity.
And once again, here is proof that you can find used books nearly everywhere you go…
And here are a couple of the books that we purchased there!
And here is another book shop we found on the upper peninsula near
Moran, Michigan called First Edition, Too…
It looked like the kind of place we just love. Unfortunately, it was closed and we couldn’t get an answer at the adjoining house. From information garnered on-line, the owner has been a bookseller for 35 years. The shop specializes in Michigan and Great Lakes history but also carries a full line of general stock.
Definitely our kind of place! Sorry we missed out, but there will be another trip up this way in our future.