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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Hemingway's Summer Territory

Ernest Hemingway's family's summer home was about 50 miles north of my home here in northwestern lower Michigan.  Workshops, retreats and tours abound in this area for the Hemingway fan.  Last week was our 5-county regional Quilt Store Shop Hop.  It does indeed take an entire week to leisurely visit all of the quilt shops and it was a great time of being inspired by all the wonderful new fabrics just in for fall quilting as well as the many quilts on display.

Three shops are in the vicinity of the Hemingway region.... between Lake Charlevoix and Walloon Lake.  Here are lots of woods to hunt in and streams to fish in.... all were inspiration for Hemingway's Nick Adams stories.   Here are a couple of photos from the village of Horton Bay... a sign for the book store and the General Store which hasn't changed one bit since Ernest was a teenager.

1 comment:

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

So interesting! I am a huge Hemingway fan.