The Benefits of a Small Lake

Photo Credit - Tom Harpootlian

Reflections at the water's edge are beautiful

Thank you to guest blogger Tom Harpootlian for sharing his love of relaxing on a Small Lake in Michigan.

What I love the most in Michigan are evenings on a pontoon boat with good friends – lifetime friends. There is nothing more relaxing than just chatting and enjoying the peace and tranquility that a small lake in Michigan offers. Continue reading

The Frankenmuth Oktoberfest

Celebrations at the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest - Photo Credit - Leigh Wolf

Celebrations at the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest began in Germany over 200 years ago, originally to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig. Since then, it has become an annual tradition in Germany with over 5 million visitors.

If a visit to Germany for Oktoberfest isn’t in the cards, you should consider a visit to Frankenmuth – Michigan’s “Little Bavaria” – this weekend for their annual Oktoberfest celebration. The Frankenmuth Oktoberfest began in 1990, to honor the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany. In 1996, the event was given an official blessing by the city of Munich, the first city given that distinction. Germany’s Hofbraeuhaus Brewery shipped its beer to Frankenmuth for their 1997 celebration, the first time it had been shipped outside of the country.

Oktoberfest Dancing - Photo Credit - Leigh Wolf

Oktoberfest Dancing

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