On Saturday my hubby and I decided to take a ride out to Canterbury Village, which is a quaint little Christmas village located here in Michigan. It reminds us a lot of Frankenmuth Michigan but on a less grander scale. We like to take a ride out to Canterbury Village occasionally to experience the ambiance, see what kinds of activities are going on, or even make a purchase or two, but overall we have always felt many of the items for purchase in the various shops and stores were just a wee bit over priced. Every now and then we would also stop for lunch or dinner at the castle restaurant and banquet hall which is located on the grounds.
We arrived at the village at approximately two o'clock in the afternoon. Although it is still a very pretty little place to visit something was notably missing. There were no people. The humming little bustling village my hubby and I remembered so well was almost completely empty. There were hardly any cars in the parking lot, no children playing on the manicured lawns, no music piped out into the village over the intercoms, and the Merry-go-round was completely empty as you can see in the following picture. The streets were basically deserted. There were several large signs indicating half off sales. It seems our dear sweet Canterbury Village is going the way of so many businesses here in Michigan. If you would like to learn more about this village, or purchase items on line, please go to http://canterburyvillage.com/
Somebody enjoyed her trip to the village very much as usual. In fact she was indignant when I put her back into the car. If you click on this last picture ,and look at the car in the parking lot, you will see a little head with two big ears in the window. Charli doesn't believe in staying home alone......