Michigan Adventures Part I

Lake Michigan

Michigan is an amazing state.  I don’t understand why everyone doesn’t move here.  For starters we have fresh water!  Hands down when an apocalypse comes this is where I want to be.  Also our natural disasters are mostly limited to blizzards and they really won’t kill you or harm your property.  Setting aside the great people, places, and events in the urban areas, this state is fantastic because it has lush green trees and crystal blue waters that can’t be beat.

Saugatuck Dunes State Park Michigan

Danny originally planned for us to watch the sunset at Saugatuck Dunes State Park.  It turned out that it was a bit more of a hike to the shore than we were prepared for in the evening (i.e. no flashlight). We started out along the trail but turned back after awhile.  Since I’ve really come to enjoy hiking it was a unexpected treat I thoroughly enjoyed for about a mile.

Lake Michigan
The Saugatuck trail situation thoroughly disappointed my amateur photographer but I was not deterred.  I knew there had to be lake shore somewhere nearby and with the help of Google I found paradise. Laketown Beach is breathtaking.  The pure white sand feels wonderful under your feet and the waves crashing on the shore brings peace to your soul.  Better still there weren’t even birds to frighten me.  It was a chilly day and we assumed the water would be freezing but I couldn’t resist dipping my feet in before we left.  Turns out we were wrong and the water was warm!  The beach was so perfect we might go back this year.  

Mackinaw Bridge Michigan

The Mackinaw Bridge is the world’s 5th longest suspension bridge (i.e. it’s a long scary bridge on a windy day).  We didn’t cross it this time but it is pretty to look at.

Dark Sky Park Michigan lake
Friday night was as clear as I hoped it would be.  We spent hours getting eaten by bugs but it was worth it to see so many stars in the sky.  Unfortunately, we only have this sunset picture from the Dark Sky Park but it’s just as well.  Some things are too pretty for pictures and should be experienced.
Those are the pretty sights of our trip.  Next up the delicious eats.

2 thoughts on “Michigan Adventures Part I

  1. So funny you mention the wind and that suspension bridge! I was just researching the Tacoma narrows bridge that collapsed after the wind caused intense resonation…. Not to frighten you more. Haha, I just stumbled across your blog and I had to comment!


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