It doesn’t matter whether it’s a paved parking lot or rural countryside, April is ushering in signs of spring wherever you look, all across Michigan.
It’s a sure sign of spring when the lines start forming at “The Udder Side Ice Cream Shop” in downtown Jonesville as they did last Sunday when temperatures topped 80 balmy degrees. Formerly known as “Jonesville Dairy Treats,” the previous location didn’t have room for a drive-up window. So “dey moved to da udder side of da street” and built a modern facility with outdoor seating, plenty of parking and a drive-up window.
The store is popular amongst local folks, and its location on Highway 12 offers an “udderly wonderful” break for visitors just passing through Jonesville. Mike and Lori Venturini, owners and innkeepers of The Munro House Bed and Breakfast, just a few blocks away, direct guests there for cool treats all season long. Lori and Mike also feature The Udder Side’s banana splits as part of their Summer Gataway Package!
Innkeepers Claire and Jerome Vandenberg look forward to the migrating birds coming home to roost and to the 2500 spring bulbs they planted bursting into bloom all around At Willow Pond B&B. They also welcome the signs of spring unique to their rural setting in Fenwick, just outside Greenville — signs speaking as clearly of spring as the lines at Jonesville’s ice cream shop!
“The new batches of chicks and ducks we get every year are the spring traditions we have the most fun with,” say the Vandenbergs.
Whether spring is breaking out in the country or in town, it is inexorably breaking in favor of all who are tired of the cold drafts of winter and ready for the heady warmth of spring. Visit a Michigan Lake to Lake Bed and Breakfast-member inn and embrace the season.