Greg & I spent a great afternoon in Petoskey this weekend. Petoskey is a quaint small town located on the shores of Lake Michigan's Little Traverse Bay. We ate at Whitecaps restaurant and had the best fish and chips I've ever tasted in my life. The whitefish was encrusted with this cornflake batter and was just very tender and flavorful. From our table we had a great view of Little Traverse Bay, I could have sat there all afternoon looking out at the sparkling blue water.
Petoskey is a great place to shop as well - Grandpa Shorter's was my favorite to pick up things for our log cabin. Another great find was Valerie Thomson's studio and fine art gallery http://www.valeriethomson.com/main.html . There were many impressionistic paintings - quite a few of the local scene in Petoskey. Additionally we found out she paints from photographs for customers. I am so excited about having something so personal painted so beautifully. I will be shooting "across the lake" shots of our log cabin for a painting. After our great finds, we went for a walk at Bayfront Park - the perfect place to view the bay. Petoskey is a great place to spend a Saturday afternoon walking, eating, shopping and enjoying the views.