RVery Best Nest

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Bay View Community In Petoskey, MI Part 2

I will continue to show you just a few more homes in the Bay View community. This one is from the back side, and has 3 stories and  a great view of Little Traverse Bay.
There is a small chapel in the neighborhood. Whether they have services here still, I am unsure.
There is also a Post Office and two Realors offices for the home sales in Bay View.
The community has a very large shuffle board court.
Here are the first buildings that were built on the grounds.
This building is now the Historic Museum, but I think it was the railroad station when first built. ( But that is a guess).
This is Hitchcock Hall. I think they hold classes in this building. We heard instrumental music going on in one of these buildings as we walked around.
This house is called the Alpine Lodge.
Most of the cottage homes have names on them. This one is the "Grandview".
We talked to 3 adorable little girls who told us this place was for sale because their grandmother lived down south now and it was too far for the family to travel to.
Front view of the previous picture. Today we went by this house because we went to the church service that is held in the auditorium, and I saw a large banner across the porch saying: "Good Bye Sweet Cottage we leave you with great memories" or something to that effect.
I liked the different shaped dormers on this one.
This one had an unusual upstairs balcony cove.

This cottage had very bright old windows,
painted in red to show the window design off.
We got a view of the front entrance of the Terrace Inn on this street.
The community has a very nice central park.

I got a side view of this house to show how large some of these cottages are. From the front view they look much smaller.
Not all of them are large but at least 50% of them are.
A close up of the previous picture to show more of it's detail.

This one had a lot of detail at the roof peak.
This one was hidden mostly by large shrubbery, but what I could see, looked very interesting.
There were many more houses that we didn't have time to see. Maybe another day we will take another walk to see some more, but I won't bore you with another post. To me you just don't get to see neighborhoods like this anymore that have such charm.

Every night we see more and more boats on the bay fishing. We saw a neighbor come back home one morning with a 17 pound King that was 2 1/2 feet long and a foot long Coho, both of which are salmon varieties.
We continue to enjoy our sunset views nightly.

As I was taking pictures this evening of the sunset, a neighbor came by with her granddaughter. The little girl wanted me to take her picture. Makes me miss my little Nana kids!
Here is a jet ski going past the setting sun. The bay gets very calm at sunset.
This is a picture I took on my phone today while we were in the John M Hall Auditorium for church service. We have been visited  and attending different churches in this area all summer looking for a summer church home. This auditorium has quite the pipe organ set up, and the organist went to town on it today.
The auditorium is very large with balcony seating.

The Bay View Association is committed to bring the four pillars of religion, recreation, education, and arts to a broad spectrum of the public.
The sermon was very good and I enjoyed the "Pass It On" song we sang, because it reminds me of my mom and daughter. My mom's church always sang this song and my mom always teared up during it. It reminds me of my daughter Alisha, because she named her photography business after it,
Spark Studio Photography
  She loves the words of the song too. Here is the first verse of the song, "It only takes a spark to get a fire going
And soon all those around, can warm up in glowing.
That’s how it is with God’s love
Once you’ve experienced it, you spread His love to everyone
You want to pass it on".  If you have never heard it, it is a beautiful song. Here is a link if you would like to hear the whole song:



  1. Lovely fotos and house wood,Greeting from Belgium.

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    1. Hi Retriever, Thanks for stopping by. Nice to see others from around the world!

  2. I'm missing reading your blog and hope it's just because you all are moving into your new home that we haven't heard from you in quite a while.

    1. Hi Anonymous, Sorry I haven't blogged lately. Yes getting possession of our new home kind of took a lot of new things to do and filled our plate too full for a while. I blogged today, and hope to fill in the last few weeks while we travel south to Gulf Shores, AL. Thanks for following us, because it is nice to know others enjoy the time and effort it takes to do a blog.

  3. Wow!
    enjoyed this post very much, sitting here, on the other side of the world, drinking my tea.. :))

  4. Hi montenegrinfreedom, Thank you for visiting my blog. I love it when I hear from people around the world. Where are you located at?