Pristine. Bliss. Peace. Rolling hills, bay views and sand dunes. Cherries, orchards and wineries. Beaches, parks and trails. Life in Traverse City, Lake Ann, Suttons Bay, Glen Arbor and everywhere in between. We live where many vacation and eat the best food after a short drive. I love life up here.
Crowds. Congestion. Chaos. These are what we avoid, but inevitably find when we just “hop in the car” without a plan. I felt the frustration of living in such a beautiful place for so long, but was unsure of where all these beaches, parks and hidden gems were located since I did not grow up here. Driving across town can take away from all the time we assumed we would sit with our toes in the sand.
The Cherry Life is here to change the chaos and guide you to the trails, water and fresh air that all Up North memories are made of. For those of us who do life here, The Cherry Life also gives the 411 on all the things we can’t live without (besides your favorite slice of pie from the Grand Traverse Pie Company). Doctor’s offices, schools, playgroups (have you heard of 5toOne?), ways to be neighborly, local books and music, activities for kids, places to eat, new products to try, deals at local stores and the other countless things that compete for our time and are “great” ideas to look into someday. Let’s make today someday and figure out life together so we can spend more time relaxing. Drive up to Empire Beach, roast marshmallows with your neighbors, watch the kids catch a fish on Cedar Lake and finally find time to breath. This is The Cherry Life.