Friday, October 2, 2009


Good Morning Douglas and Saugatuck, Michigan. No Sunset last night, but we had a beautiful continuous rain that started yesterday about dinner time. Time to bring those plants in today...

Today in West Michigan! Showers, mainly before 8am. High near 56. Breezy, with a south wind between 20 and 25 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Big time chance of rain. Great nap weather if your inclined to catch a college game on tv.

Here at Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfast, with the forecast calling for rain for a few days, here's a few indoor suggestions.

You can hit the Antique Mall and see all you grandparents old stuff, wander over the Lakeside Lanes in Douglas, they have 8 lanes. Tour the keewatin (that old steamship from the 20's.

Head to the Green Market at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, is open from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, they have loads of locally grown produce, baked breads, foods & floral. Another great stop while your here.

There's a couple of local museums in the area, the First is the Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Societies Museum, located across form Mount Baldy-this years exhibit is pretty cool-this years exhibit traces 100 years on what it's like to live in a summer beach town. Then you can head to the The Holland Museum it's located at 31 W. 10th Street in downtown Holland, an awesome place to spend a few Hours!

U-Pick
If you don't mind pickin apples in the rain or if it lets up for a moment, head to Cranes Orchards, just one of West Michigan's U-Pick Apple Orchards (they might have some peaches left), is less than 7 miles from our front door. They have 14 different varieties, such as Gala, Macintosh, Honey Crisp, Cortland, Golden Supreme, Jonagold, Empire, Jonathans, Ida Reds, Golden Delicious, Mutsu, Red Delicious, Fuji, and Braeburn. For more info, call 269-561-8651 or visit http://www.craneorchards.com And there's also Earl's U-Pick Farm--through October 15, you can pick red or gold raspberries. For more info, call 269-227-2074 or visit http://www.earlsberries.com.

Breakfast this morning is Scrambled eggs with cheese, Zucchini Chocolate bread and banana bran muffins, fresh fruit salad, and of course Italian Espresso organic coffee (yes-free trade too).

Don't forget to check out our calendar of events for October at http://www.sherwoodforestbandb.com/news.html

From all of us here at Sherwood Forest, have a great Day!!!