Down the coast of Lake Michigan from Silver Lake is Holland, MI. It was founded in the 1800’s by settlers from the Netherlands. We found it to be a lovely place! We didn’t have much time to visit, but since Charlie’s parents were born in Holland (the country) and we had visited there last fall, we were interested to see Holland, MI. We were not disappointed! In the area near the highway where we stopped, the buildings looked clean and new. In fact, there seemed to be quite a bit of new construction underway. The architecture is reminiscent of the Netherlands.
We enjoyed coffee at an outdoor patio table in front of JP’s Coffee and Expresso Bar.
Since it was quite busy, a lady had saved herself a table by leaving her purse on it. When she returned, she said, “You know you’re in Holland when you can leave a purse and no one takes it!” Apparently, there was nothing valuable in the purse. I think that Holland would be a very nice place to spend some more time, but we had over nine hours of driving to do that day, so we had to move on.
After proceeding through Chicago and southward, we chose Dwight, a little town on Route 66, to stop for lunch. Quiet street side parking gave us a front row centre seat to the train passing through between us and this stately building.
We never know what sights we’ll see through our dining room window!