NE Michigan (lower peninsula) along the shores of Lake Huron is my favorite place in the world. It's natural landscape is simple and comforting. It doesn't hit you over the head with its beauty the way the dunes and rolling hills of the Lake Michigan side do. But this understatement is what I find most appealing. The people are friendly rural folk with big trucks from the big three, and elderly snow birds. Alcona County has only about 15,000 residents. And lots of forests.