Boyne City 2018 Travel Diary.
I can’t help but keep this space here on Crumbs more like a personal photo journal, especially when it comes to my favorite place!
This year, I got SO many questions on insta asking why we come here, where we stay, all that jazz. I listed a lot of our favorites in this post from a few years ago. I’ve been coming here my entire life, my dad has been coming here his entire life, my great grandparents were FROM here, so it all started there.
It’s just my most favorite place ever!
While I’ve always talked about it being my favorite place, I’ve been confident in stating that a lot of that probably has to do with nostalgia. Yes, it’s gorgeous – I mean the water is aqua and turquoise and beautiful! It’s so fresh! But so many of my favorite memories live here and it reminds me a lot of my grandma. So I have been shocked over the last two years at how much Eddie has fallen in love with the place. I never thought anyone else would love it as much as I do (besides my dad!), but Eddie ADORES it too. I’ve never seen him more relaxed than he was on this trip.
Indulge me while I throw this extremely photo-heavy post up here. For the first time, I didn’t even take my DSLR. These are all taken with my iPhone!
Emilia loved her first dip in the lake! But there isn’t much that she doesn’t love.
I love the Boyne City farmers market so much.
Three musketeers! This is Evelyn, my brother and SIL’s adorable babe. She’s so cute that I could just eat her up.
Max’s stance. I die.
Also die over everything at the Boyne City Bakery. It’s SO good. They make crepes too and they’re fantastic.
Funny (but not) story: I’ve been taking pictures of these sunsets since I was around ten years old with disposable kodak cameras. I have been OBSESSED with them my entire life. I would print the photos and hang them in my room. I took the photos to college and taped them to my wall. They’ve always been so pretty and peaceful. And now, it’s amazing, because when I go take pictures of the sunset, there are like 45 other people taking pictures too since we have cameras on our phones!
I no longer look like the only sunset freak.
P.S. but Eddie took that pic of the sunset above. With his phone!
Tried this new-to-me rosé and it’s pretty good!
This is the whitefish from Cafe Santé and it’s my favorite whitefish in the area. SO GOOD. Brown butter lemon sauce. That’s all I have to say.
And these are the pizzas from Cafe Santé! Also delicious.
And this is the little love of my life forever.
Tacos from The Cantina in Charlevoix. Sooooo good.
The best panzanella ever!
I wish you could have seen what it took to get these photos. About three adults jumping up and down and screaming and shaking toys so the kids would laugh at the same time.
Truffle fries at Bay Harbor are legit.
Kilwins chocolate peanut butter to end the best week ever! xoxo
18 Comments on “Boyne City 2018 Travel Diary.”
Exquisite, Stunning, Beautiful pictures!! Of the Water, the Sunset, the Food, and your beautiful Family!!
SO glad you had a wonderful trip!!!
This is the post I look the most forward to every year! Now excuse me while I go call my friend and see when I can go up for my next trip
It looks so relaxing and beautiful up there!! I love your annual posts about this place. I think my fave pic, though, is the one of all the pastries. Don’t judge. #foodforlife
I always love your vacation posts!!! What did you end up purchasing at American spoon this year? And did you make that pottery?!
Omg this place looks unREAL. Like to the point that I’m currently on AirBnB wondering if we can swing a last minute trip before the summer ends
Baby Lilly Pulitzer. Swoon… 😍
I love this post every year! It’s always my fave! I’m going to have to check Boyne City out.
The photo of all the kids looking in the same direction is MONEY. Great job – it’s so hard, but so worth it!! ;)
I’ve been going to Boyne City for over 45 years we used to have a cabin on Deer Lake which is between Boyne Falls and Boyne City I remember going to the Argonne Supper Club the best shrimp in the world and their bread homemade second to none best years of my life staying the summer with Mom and Dad would come up maybe once a month when I grew up I had a home built on Lake Charlevoix South arm and my brother and I had a hunting cabin by M-66 and Old State Road but those days are all gone that’s what divorce will do but it was all replaced from an angel God sent me someday we will retire up there God’s country
I grew up going to Boyne City too. My family used to have a condo in the Harborages complex. It’s pure Michigan at its best — nothing else quite like it. Such a special, peaceful place. :) Your trip looked incredible! (Kilwins ice cream FTW always and forever!)
My wife and parents are vacationing there next week! Soooo looking forward to it! Bringing the motorcycles. Riding is absolutely gorgeous up there.
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It’s so strange for me to see Michigan through someone else’s lense. I live here and absolutely love it (most of the time, the winters, eh not as much). So glad you enjoy it and take such great pics so that I am able to have a renewed appreciation of my home state!
This New Yorker really wants to make a trip to Boyne City. I’ve never been and it looks heavenly! Do you go to a hotel or air BNB? Max fishing, oh my gosh he has turned into a teenager! The Lily Pulitzer trio- oh my gosh!
how does Max look like such a little man in his vineyard vines fleece? gorgeous photos!!
Haaaa, there is a Kilwin’s five minutes from where I grew up in NJ. I thought we only had the one and a mall location upstate—had to google to see. I’m not sure if it’s regional, but the one in Westfield has the BEST cider caramels come October. Definitely recommend!
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Share all of your pictures, please. We were in that general area in late June. Our friends have a cabin in Bellaire. It has been in their family for multiple generations. Initially it was used as a hunting cabin by our friends great grandfather. They would take the train from St Louis. It has been passed down through the generations and is heavy on nostalgia. We love being invited to visit their little piece of that heavenly place. Our first visit was almost 50 years ago. Luckily, they still like us! It is always a pleasure to see your pictures of Michigan. We can almost taste the whitefish and feel the cool evening breeze!