During the recent heat wave, Newton's Beach on Crystal Lake was all booked up, but this weekend I might be able to squeeze you in, if you can manage the complexities of time travel. You see, my grandparents owned Newton's Beach on Crystal Lake, Michigan. Their little resort included several cottages, a trailer park, bath house, boat rental, and refreshment stand. So get yourself back to the 1950's and have some good old-timey fun at Newton's Beach!
First of all, you need to decide the cottage in which you would like to stay. We have the Octagon Cottage, my personal favorite:
The Cement Cottage:
Or maybe the Stone Cottage. Although I don't have any interior shots, let me assure you the cottages are clean as a whistle and decorated with colorful bark-cloth curtains and rustic cottage furniture:
Here's the cottage where my grandparents live. They stay nearby to make sure the needs of their guests are met at all times!
There's plenty of parking for your DeSoto, Studebaker, or Bel Air:
Once you settle in, you can rent a bathing suit and an inner tube and head for the lake. Or, if fishing is more your style, you can rent a little boat and buy some worms from my uncle Clare and aunt Hazel, who have their own worm farm, and do some fishing on adjacent Mud Lake.
Can't you just feel the cooler air along the water?
After water activities, my grandma will make you a great lunch. She's had plenty of experience cooking. She and my grandpa used to run the College Cafeteria at Central Michigan College, Newton's Dining House and the Harmony Restaurant. With the Newtons in charge, nobody will be going hungry!
But don't forget, you have to wait an hour after you eat a meal before you can swim, or you'll get a cramp and drown!
Later in the day you can take the kids for a Sno Cone and the carousel on Crystal Lake for a ride or two. In the evening, there's a band shell on the lake so and the adults can listen to big band music and do some dancing under the stars. Now doesn't that sound like the perfect day?
Hope to see you there,