Michigan is Rooster and my favorite playground. There are so many interesting things to do in the state north of us. A two-hour drive, and we are there, ready to have fun. A trip to Michigan wouldn’t be the same without an evening exploring St Joe. We discover something new every time we visit this small community on the banks of Lake Michigan. This time we visited the carousel and learned about the Silver Beach Amusement Park.
The resort opened in 1891 and closed in 1970. The attraction had a roller coaster, a roller rink, a boxing ring, and a ballroom. Later they added a Ferris wheel, a miniature train, kiddy rides, and a mini golf course. In 1997, the Silver Beach Carousel Society was formed to bring the original carousel back to the park. It is the only attraction left as a reminder that Silver Beach was once a major Midwest attraction. Join us on an evening exploring St Joe.
We had a long wait at Silver Beach Pizza.
This quirky restaurant had great food and a train on the ceiling.
We were surprised to find the carousel house open on our evening exploring St Joe.
This colorful carousel was one of he best we’ve ever seen. It had a unique sled feature that rocked as he moved around the platform.
A Praying Mantis featured on the ride along with the horses and rooster.
We saw a woman in a cage during an evening explore St Joe.
Rooster and I danced at the Shadowland Ballroom.
We shared a kiss. Yes, we still do stuff like that.
We discover the stairs painted in a different pattern during an evening exploring St Joe.
Rooster and I always stay at the Holiday Inn. Lake Michigan is across the street, and we enjoy sitting in one of the picnic tables to watch the sunset. The smoke from the forest fires in Canada gave the experience an eerie feel. Good night. This finishes an evening exploring St Joe. Have pleasant dreams. We travel north in the morning.
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