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May 31, 2010

Vintage Sightseeing – Mary Ellen’s Place In Harbor Springs, MI

By RetroRuth

Happy Memorial Day, everyone!!  And a big “Thank You” to all American troops and veterans for dedicating their lives to preserving our freedom. Everyone here at our humble blog salutes you! 

But, it would be remiss of me not to mention another great Memorial Day tradition.  Travel!!!  Yup.  This one is for all the brave souls who left their comfy, comfy beds behind them this weekend and set out for the unknown.  Tom and I are jealous. I was comforting myself with pictures from some of our recent travels, and came across this little gem that I had forgotton to share with all of you!

While traveling to the Morel Mushroom Festival (go morels!) in Boyne City, MI, Tom and I decided to extend our trip and go see Harbor Springs, which we had never seen before.  And we found the most adorable vintage soda shop in Harbor Springs called Mary Ellen’s Place.

Super cute, isn’t it? 

Tom and I had some of the homemade soup and a ginger ale float (called a Boston Cooler) made with local Vernor’s Ginger Ale. Yum!

The delicious float with two straws. A must for a vintage soda fountain.

They have been open for more than 80 years in Harbor Springs, and all the interior is original!  Love. It.

I could have spent all day eating ice cream, but we had places to be so it was only a short stop.

I hope all your Memorial Day travels were safe and fun.  And feel free to share where you went in the comments!

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3 Responses to Vintage Sightseeing – Mary Ellen’s Place In Harbor Springs, MI

  1. Alex Reply

    May 31, 2010 at 11:00 am

    I love those tiny booths! We hung out at our local pub all weekend. Does that make me a lush? Oh well. 😉

  2. Sara in AZ Reply

    May 31, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Mike and I were just super busy around here all weekend – no travels for us! The soda fountain looks awesome!

  3. sablemable Reply

    May 31, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    The things you find in your own backyard!

    Hope you got plenty of morels.

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