LOCATION: Manistee, Michigan, on west coast of the state
CAMPGROUND: Bluffs at Manistee Lake RV and Motorhome Park
WEATHER: Very nice Windy. High 80
The highlight of the day was lunch at the Painted Lady Saloon, the oldest saloon in Manistee. It was built in the late 1800s, and was formerly a brothel
This is the original side which must have been just a bar……note ceiling
It has now been expanded to more of a restaurant. Every inch of the walls is covered with pictures. Marilyn Monroe’s pictures are prevalent.
Lots of people had recommended this place, for their tasty food and inexpensive prices. We shared today’s special – grilled cheese sandwich and a bowl of soup – $8.95. The high-end craft beers were $3. It was very good, but very heavy. I think I gained 5 pounds!
The afternoon was spent doing laundry. It is an honor system here. The machines are not coin-operated, and they just ask you to drop off $ in the office.
DINNER: Last of the rotisserie chicken. I marinated it in a fajita sauce along with grilled portabellos and the peppers we had charred last night. George warmed it all up on the grill. Side was black beans with onions, peppers, and a lot of spices like chili, cumin, and chipotle. Good!
BOOK: “When the Music’s Over” by Peter Robinson. This is my fall-back series when I am waiting for other books to become available online. I like these who-dunnit books as they take place in North Yorkshire in villages next to where we housesat. I am coming to the end of the series, so I hope the author continues writing! 4 stars out of 5