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Northport Michigan

airportMichiganders  think of an airport , they may think of the Gerald R. Ford International or Detroit Metro airports. Frazzled travelers, long lines at ticket counters, multi-storied parking garages, special x-ray equipment, security checks, and of course, long delays immediately come to mind.

However, one of my favorite airstrips is found outside of Northport Michigan, up in Leelanau County. On the grounds of the airport is a stone building with an outdoor viewing area on top of the building.  The viewing area is covered with a multicolored canvas, giving the building a very festive appearance.

With the anticipation of a nice trip to a interesting place, or when picking up returning friends or families, why should we have to put up with “cookie cutter” airport buildings?  Every airport seems to look the same, sound  the same and have the same places to eat and shop.  Why shouldn’t all airports be more festive? You might even see more smiles on the faces of the travelers.

Written by Dave.