Our tranquil town has been buzzing with summer visitors and it reminds me of how fortunate I am to live in a place that is a dream destination for so many. I love a visitor's enthusiasm when they see the beauty that we often take for granted. I enjoy meeting our summer visitors, whether they're resorters or just day tripping. They're so happy to spend time in the place we call home. I am thankful for all of the dollars spent on hotels, dining, retail, and recreation. It boosts our local economy and keeps my friends employed. Be patient when driving. Be gracious when shopping. Make sure tourists have stories to tell about the fabulous people they met in Petoskey and Harbor Springs. Because we are fabulous!