Not too long ago my husband and I drove through Bay Harbor, an enclave of upscale condominiums, cottages, and multi-million dollar homes in northern Michigan. Located in a picturesque region surrounding Little Traverse Bay off of Lake Michigan, its secluded harbor is filled with yachts and sailboats. As we visited this community with its immaculate gardens, well-appointed homes, and extravagant amenities, we remembered how years ago it was a limestone quarry with an industrial structure that defaced the beauty of the waterfront. But as a result of someone’s vision and a large investment, men transformed this eyesore into a place where you just say, “Wow!”
As the afternoon turned into evening, we drove to a high point where we could overlook the whole complex. Suddenly our eyes no longer focused on the beautiful yards, the million dollar homes, or the yachts in the harbor.