We spent several days in Michigan. Petoskey was our first stop. The town of Petoskey surrounds an older township called Bay View. It was founded as a religious resort community in 1875. As we walked around I realized that when I imagine small town America - this is what's in my head. Lovely Victorian houses, tall leafy trees, lawns that blend together, kids out playing, people on porches, and the most amazingly clean outdoor smells - amazing. Unfortunately we didn't actually get to stay here - but it was fun to visit.
The sign on the green house says "Wee Hoose"! You can't say that without smiling.