Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Scooter's Malt Shop

We hit 75 degrees here today. By Friday our high is supposed to be 48. So today was a great day to hit the road with the sketch book. My wife and I drove south of Battle Creek to Scotts, Michigan.

Scotts was founded in the 1800s and, in its day, was a pretty large town with a grain mill, railroad traffic, farm commerce, a pickle factory, and large population. The town burned and was re-built a couple of times. Today little remains except for the town's center....four corners, and a few homes. We had a great lunch at the Scotts Corner Cafe, that's it with the flag in front, right across the street from Scooter's Malt shop. The weather was perfect for a malt today...unfortunately Scooters is closed for the season.


  1. Sounds like a great outing, Dave. What could be better than a warm autumn day, lunch out, and a lively drawing?

  2. What a wonderful day out, Dave! And your sketch will hold it forever in your memory--and ours! Beautiful...

  3. Great sketch. You caught the flavor of the day!


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