A South Haven Sunset

Amanda Torrens shares her “Pure Michigan Moment,” a brief escape from graduate school to watch a gorgeous sunset at Lake Michigan.

Photo credit - Michigan Travel IdeasPhoenix Street is crowded as tourists mingle with locals walking to South Haven’s harbor and beach. It’s just after 7 p.m.—still a couple hours before sunset. A horse-drawn carriage waits to give paying customers a fairy-tale ride, and Harvey, the horse, patiently swishes his tail in response to the passersby who stroke his nose, pet his neck and give him well-meaning pats on the head. A ride sounds like fun, but I came for the sunset.

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Link Roundup – May 6, 2011

Flickr Photo Credit - Melissa Bonello

Welcome back to Pure Michigan Connect, and this week’s Link Roundup. We are finally starting to see touches of green on the trees, and we’re beginning to feel like spring might actually be arriving! In fact Fort Mackinac, on Mackinac Island opened up for the season, another sure sign of spring. To honor the occasion, this week’s photo is a view taken from the Fort by Melissa Bonello, and can be found on our Flickr page.

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The Best Thing I Ever Ate (Michigan Edition-Part 2)

Here’s Part 2 of Nick Ponton’s Pure Michigan Edition of “The Best Thing I Ever Ate”.  You can catch up on Part 1 here, and let us know what YOUR favorite Michigan eats are by leaving a comment below!

Cheesy – Classic Mac & Cheese at Food Dance in Kalamazoo.  J and I wouldn’t agree on this one, but as far as Mac & Cheese goes, easily the best one I have had is at Food Dance in downtown Kalamazoo.  The imported noodles and aged cheddar just make a perfect, creamy concoction.  J thought it was too cheesy, but is there such a thing?  I loved the fact that I had extra cheese to dip her french fries in.

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