Maple Lane Resort

8720 Dorsey Rd, Empire, Michigan, 49630, United States | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Empire

The Endless Bonfire Intro

A travel blog entry by lizonya


... pertaining to growing up on our farm, into one seemingly endless bonfire story. This is my way of including my siblings’ farm stories into my book, which was my original reason for enrolling in a writing class. My remaining stories, after “The Endless Bonfire,” are about my life beyond the farm, which are debatably even more riveting than my life on the farm.


The Sky Grew Darker

A travel blog entry by rosaslovian


... t allow his blood clotting mechanism to function properly. We had meetings with both his radiation & medical oncologists yesterday. What he is experiencing is not unexpected but the treatments are nearly killing him. He has missed 2 chemo treatments and 4 radiation treatments. He must have 6 more radiation and one more chemo treatments but those cannot be performed until his blood counts improve. ...

Things Go Thump in the Night (1968)

A travel blog entry by lizonya


... in Fouch Road.

“Open your windows,” Gennie suggests. I comply, and enjoy the warm spring air blowing on my face, and the woodsy aroma of the swamp. Suddenly, I hear that spooky sound, which is a mix of several octaves and pitches varying in intensity.

“Oooowwwaaaaaeeeeaaaaooooweaooowh whwhweeee!”

What is that? I wonder. I freeze in place. My heart pounds ...

Flying Low (1967)

A travel blog entry by lizonya


... 10 miles away to a 4-cottage resort on Lake Leelanau. After getting settled in our new, knotty pine cottage with a white marble fireplace that Dad built, I walk outside towards our dock to view the lake.

I can’t believe my eyes,” I think. It’s a white wood ski boat perched high above the water in a metal-framed electric boatlift. Why would Mom and Dad buy a boat? They don’t ...

The Arrival of Sprall (Spring into Fall)

A travel blog entry by rosaslovian


Thinking we might be skipping summer altogether, or what I call Sprall...spring into fall. We have lots of snow and the bays are still frozen over. My friend since 1st grade Gail N. & her husband Dave (both from Australia) stayed with us on Monday and left Wednesday. We had a great time reminiscing, touring the area, walking the trails at Grass River Nature Area, visiting Chard & Bubbles ...

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