…Summer rentals in Sleep Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park

We have a few remaining summer openings at both of our rentals in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park…Both properties are located just off the M22 scenic drive in Leelanau county between Glen Arbor and Leland.
The Treehouse “North”
This completely renovated 2000sf property faces west overlooking  the National Park, with stunning sunset views of Lake Michigan and Pyramid Point.  For details go to: http://www.naturesrentals.net.  Click “Areas”…Click private & secluded” …look for  “The Treehouse…”North”.
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“TreeTops on 18”
This cozy one bedroom property also faces west…only minutes from the Park… and overlooks the 18th hole of one of the county’s favorite golf courses. For details go to http://www.naturesrentals.net.  Click “Area’s”…Click Winged Foot Condos…Look for “Treetops on 18″…

….how she made us feel

…how she made us feel

February 17, 2005-April 3, 2019
…Thank you Maddee Pee Bayfield.
During the past 14 years you completed our circle of love… You were an old soul…passing through…us being the lucky family you had chosen during your stay on earth.
Sherry, Kip & Sophie


…Old Friends Farm…meeting Silver Charm

…we spent our afternoon feeding carrots to retired thoroughbred racing stars…Winners of the Kentucky Derby, the Belmont Stakes, the Preakness, the Breeders Cup: just to name the big prize races.
The Derby, Preakness and Belmont comprise of the Triple Crown:  add in the Breeders Cup and you have a Grand Slam winner… American Pharoah…  the first ever: who we visited last year at Coolmore Farms A horse can live into his 30’s.  His racing career often ends at the age of 3, after the Triple Crown. There is a huge need  for a forever home for these racing stars to live out their lives.
…enter Michael Blowen

The founder of Old Friends: a non-profit farm where these champions live out their lives in a safe, dignified environment.  It is here that I met my newest friend: Silver Charm.
Silver Charm is now 24.  He won both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness 21 years ago in 1997 at the age of 3.




The  story goes that he had a hidden secret: a blind spot on his left that was used against him at the finish line of the Belmont Stakes, taking away his bid for the Triple Crown. Touch Gold who beat Silver Charm that day resides not far from Silver’s Charms paddock.

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We connected…we talked through our eyes, our body language and the manner in which I spoke to him and he spoke to me.  It was “over the top” for me. I will be back.