Northern Michigan Weekend Recap.

This past week some friends, Ian, 3 dogs and I all escaped Chicago to the small piece of land we own in Empire, Michigan, smack in the middle of gorgeous Leelanau County.  A couple of our friends had never been to Leelanau before and we were anxious to show them the very best the North had to offer.  We did it all--sandwiches from the Cheese Shanty in Leland, beers at 7 Monks & Left Foot Charley's, Jenga at Brew, burgers at Art's (yes, we did just eat).  I also ran the Endurance Evolution Glen Arbor Solstice Half Marathon, which was an awesome race--highly recommended and will definitely run again next year.  My good friend Bethany and her husband who were in from Colorado even stopped by on Saturday night for a campfire.  It was a fabulous weekend with great friends, great food, great laughs and all the necessary reminders of how unbelievable Leelanau County is and how lucky we are to be from this mitten shaped state.