Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Happy October!

It's been a busy few weeks {Last weekend I went up to Michigan State for tailgating and the game, the weekend before I was in Chicago, and the weekend before that I was in a wedding}.  I haven't had time to cook, or work on new projects, so I thought I would share a few pictures of a trip I took last October.  My Mom, aunts, cousins, and I spent the weekend in Northern Michigan visiting wineries.  Northern Michigan is beautiful anytime of the year, but I think it's even more beautiful in the fall.  We stayed in Traverse City and visited the wineries on the Old Mission Peninsula.
{click here for a map of Traverse City area wineries}
Old Mission State Park
A stop at a roadside pumpkin stand.  They had so many beautiful pumpkins & squash.
On to the good stuff...Wine tasting & winery hopping!
Two Lads Winery

Grand Traverse Bay
If you ever have the chance to visit Northern Michigan, do yourself a favor and go!  You will love it.
I hope everyone is having a good start to October.  I'm still trying to figure out how it's October already?


Michelle Palmer said...

Gorgeous photos! Thank you for sharing the beauty~ :)

amanda persinger said...

Your photography is Amazing!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

All of your pictures are so pretty! What a beautiful part of the country. I'm also trying to figure out how it can be October! Where does time go??

Kristen {a little ditty} said...

Great pictures Beege! Oh and hey don't forget to post those wild and crazy pictures from tailgate...haha.

the cape on the corner said...

love those winery pictures, just gorgeous!

Pam said...

would love to see that part of the country someday! great photos!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Beautiful pictures, Alissa! Especially the pumpkins. Gorgeous scenery, too.

lorenabr said...

Looks like a beautiful place :) The grapes look amazing!

The Girlie Blog said...

Yum! Wine!

Traci at ThreeDogsAtHome said...

What an amazing trip. And as usual your pictures are great.

lisaroyhandbags said...

Gorgeous pics! love those blueish and white pumpkins and seriously, who doesn't love a vineyard? :)

Sherri said...

Makes me want to come to Northern Michigan right now!! Gorgeous, lovely pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

These are so lovely, Alissa!

LindyLouMac said...

Alissa, like you I have no idea how it can be October already! Your sister left a comment on News From Italy this week and I am now following her as well :)
Thanks for sharing photos of this trip, I am enjoying all the virtual travel i get to do in the blogsphere.

Jen said...

I always enjoy the photos of your travels! Beautiful!
Happy Fall!

Miss Char said...

I was just thinking this morning on the way to work that I might take a ride "up north" as I am out of Grand Traverse Late Harvest Riesling. Your beautiful pictures were just the incentive I needed to firm up my plans.

Sure wish I had a ticket for this weeks game!!!! I was at the Notre Dame game and that was a great tailgating night too.

Thanks for the beautiful pictures and great inspiration.

Heather said...

Great Pictures! If you dont mind me asking, what type of camera do you use? I have a Canon Powershot and love it....but then i see pictures like these and it makes me want something more...

:-) HAL

Ellen said...

Beautiful scenery!
I wanted to let you know I gave you a blog award...go here to see it: http://ellenscreativepassage.blogspot.com/2010/10/happy-101-blog-award.html

Designs on 47th Street said...

Looks like we found some of the same types of pumpkins! Love the pictures and the ones of the vineyards too.


Carmie of the Single Nester said...

What gorgeous photos! Isn't Carter from HGTV from Traverse City? And, another question - are either of the two lads from Two Lads Winery single :)

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

You have amazing photog skills. I am so ready for fall now!

A Wedding Story said...

Awesome photos!!

Mel said...

Really beautiful pictures. Makes me want to go there right away!

Chas said...

Traverse City is a favorite destination of mine! I love taking roadtrips up through T.C., Sutton's Bay and Northport. There are some beautiful beaches up that way. Great photos!

Rustique Gal said...

Alissa, these pictures are gorgeous. I'll have to put Northern Michigan on my travel list. It looks like a seaside paradise. The great lakes always amaze me.

Rosi Jo' said...

Pictures of pumpinks and lake where you live are enchanting, photos of vineyard recall so much Italy.
I always follow you with so much interest and I like your style very much.

Good autumn, see you soon, Rosi.

alicia said...

Beautiful pics. Makes me wanna take a trip. Thanks for the fall inspiration too. Can't wait to snap some pumpkin pics.

Traci said...

I know you've been told this about 27 times already.....but GREAT photos!

poindextr said...

I love your pumpkin and wine cellar photos - so so nice. The trip to the winery looked like it would be so wonderful!


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