Monday, August 14, 2017

Trip to Michigan

Apologies for falling off the grid.  We went on vacation.  I make it a point to never post vacation pics while I'm on vacation because it's basically broadcasting to everyone, "Hey - I'm not home!  Come rob my house!"  So I wait until I'm back.  But now I'm gonna lay some photos on ya!

We went to Michigan, the upper left part of the mitten, on Lake Michigan.  The weather was glorious!  High 70's.  It might not have been the greatest for swimming, but it was ideal for everything else.

The cabin is right on the Betsie River, and right across from the river is a dead tree where a bald eagle likes to hang out - and we got to see him!  Thanks to an awesome zoom lens, I got a good shot.  But I assure you, he was not close.  Isn't he gorgeous?


One day, we took a nice little walk along the Betsie.  Here's a shot of Magoo with his Nana Pam. Pam is great with plants, so she was pointing out all the different kinds of ferns there were along the way.  To me, they were all just ferns.  Shows what I know!
 

One of the highlights of the trip was going to the Silver Lake Sand Dunes.  We had intended to rent a dune buggy and drive them, but it turned out to be a very popular activity and we hadn't made reservations.  So we walked the dunes instead - and it was GREAT!  The cool weather and breeze made it an ideal day to walk on the sand.  It was so smooth and warm on the feet.  We really had a great time.





There's a lovely little town called Frankfort by the cabin.  We ate asian cuisine at The Fusion, visited the super fun shops (we all got Frankfort sweatshirts because of the cooler temps) and made our way out to Lake Michigan.  Here's the lighthouse.


And here's our sweatshirts.  Stylin!


We had a great vacation.  It was SUPER RELAXING! And we're really psyched that the grocery store in Benzonia has a great natural foods selection.

I'll leave you with a selfie of Magoo and I, because it turned out kinda cute!


Thanks for stopping in.  Hope you are all having a lovely summer as well!