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Inside Pentwater’s Antler Bar — A Beer Too Many

A stuffed moose or elk hangs on the wall of the Antler Bar, Pentwater, Michigan. Photo by Barbara Newhall

A stuffed elk (moose?) oversaw the proceedings at the Antler Bar. Photo by Barbara Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

The one-woman road trip continues:

I had some great stuff to post Saturday night — photos of Lake Michigan sand and sunset,  the Episcopal church where I was baptized (a little late) at the age of 10, and Pentwater’s famous Antler Bar.

Trouble is, I actually went inside the Antler Bar and there I had one beer too many. Which meant I got back to my B&B too late to put up the post I’d planned for Saturday night/Sunday morning.

Actually, it wasn’t one beer too many. It was one conversation at the bar too many. It was after Labor Day, most of the summer folks had gone home, and many of the patrons at the Antler Bar Saturday were locals.

Friendly local people who liked to talk, who didn’t mind hearing all about my book, and were quick to buy a stranger a beer. One too many maybe.

September winds stir up waves around the Pentwater, Michigan, lighthouse. Photo by Barbara Newhall

September winds stirred up waves around the Pentwater lighthouse. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Ridges of sand build  up on a sidewalk on the Lake Michigan shore near Pentwater, Michigan. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Windblown sand made strange patterns on a sidewalk near the shore. Photo by Barbara Newhall

St. James Episcopa Church, Pentwater, Michigan. Photo by Barbara Newhall

St. James Episcopal Church, Pentwater. Photo by Barbara Newhall



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