I saw this turtle today after leaving the Y. I asked it to smile and this is what I was given. There's a river on one side of the drive and a swamp/pond on the other side so aside from cars and photographers traveling past, I'd say it leads a pretty content life.
Perrin's Landing is a small place just down the road on Lake Leelanau. There's a boat access, a restaurant and a small community of houses nearby. On 'Gut Rot' Wednesday's you can get a hot dog, or a hamburger, for $1.25. It is also home to one of the best reuben sandwiches I've ever had.
It wasn't until recently, within the last few months, that I found out that there's a road named after my Grandma King's side of the family (Leckrone was her maiden name and the house/farm she grew up on is still there!). So I drove out to see where this was the other day. It's a fun adventure checking out the area because it's not too far from where my grandpa is from so regardless of where I am there's a certain joy in wandering past the same hills, trees and sights that my grandparents did in their formative years.
A surprise came in the form of this metal sculptures of scooter riders I saw while traveling down Leckrone Road.
In between Lansing and Mount Pleasant along U.S. 127 are these trees that have always been fun to look at as I drive past. It seems like I remember someone saying there was a powerful burst of wind that caused the trees to lean the way they do.
This tank (as well as a plane and missile) have been part of the Grayling, MI scene for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I remember passing the tanks and plane near the American Legion Post 106 while my family would drive past as we headed toward I-75. Over the years they have become so familiar. They have seemingly shrunk from how I remember them. I'm sure it's not because I've grown up, I'm positive they've shrunk.
I told myself that one day I'd pull over and take photos of them so the other day I did. As I was taking photos of one of the tanks these two boys began playing on them.
Hello, my name is Keith King and I am a photographer in Michigan. I work at a newspaper but I'm willing to accept freelance.
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