Traveling in Michiana, a geographical term combining towns in Michigan and Indiana along the southeastern shore of Lake Michigan, we wobbled between eastern and central time zones. The owner of this collection generously stayed open as we browsed three barns, and then some. Quality constructed pieces; reasonable prices, many doors! A unique outhouse included a chandelier, but I chose the fresh air route so there is no photo.
This bright red door fit perfectly in Dune Billies Beach Cafe’s fun collection of wall art; found in our delivery of a few donations to the “Books” Little Free Library (lower right of photo).
One favorite memory is sharing a pint of Valpo Velvet Peanut Butter Ice Cream with my husband as our laundry tumbled in the dryer at our hotel. Inspired, we stopped at the original Valparaiso shoppe after hiking the dunes the next day.
These butterflies inspire travelers at Amtrak’s depot in St. Joseph, Michigan. The mural, created by Anat Ronen, in my view, evokes our continued search for freedom and nurture. While exploring the Lake Michigan shoreline, favorite stops included a carousel ride, Silver Beach Pizza, and walking the dunes by the North Pier Lighthouse.
I thought I was pushing the definition of “door” as I considered posting this photo of the North Pier Lighthouse. I could barely see the crack line of the white door. Then, following the line of the catwalk, I noticed the red door on the second tier. I had not seen this door as I snapped the photo; nor during processing for this post.