Reliving the 4th

I’m still living the dream. 48 hours ago, I was lying on a beach in Michigan, relishing my single day off for all it’s worth. It was so great. I went to get a Panera iced coffee for the road: Armed with coffee and an apple muffin, I drove Michigan-ward to heaven….I mean, the beach.

“Pure Michigan. Your trip begins at michigan.org.” Ha. Apparently, everyone else in the Indiana/Michigan/Illinois Great Lakes region thought so. This is what old 94 looked like for a mile on either side of the entrance to Warren Dunes:

It was about a half an hour by the time I finally got to the park entrance, saw all the cars, and decided it just wasn’t worth it. I headed 5 miles north to Grand Mere State Park.

My new favorite park. Really. Check this out: it’s the fourth of July and I basically had the beach to myself.

“Why, praytell, did you have the beach to yourself?” you must be wondering. Well. It turns out that the beach is a mile hike through the woods and over a sand dune. Apparently, the general populous is not up for such a trek. I, however, am more than up for it.

By the time I got to the beach, I was drenched in sweat. I was a hot mess. Really. It reminded me of backpacking trip from May :/

After my hike, the water felt SO GOOD. Heavenly. That’s my word for this trip. Heavenly. I even wore my patriotic swimsuit.

And I ate a lot of blueberries (BLUEBERRIES!!!)Once again, it was HEAVENLY.

OK, friends. I’m dead on my feet, and so I’m going to go crash. Tomorrow, I’ll post pictures from the fundraising event I helped plan. Despite everything that went differently than planned, it was a great event!

Hugs 🙂


One thought on “Reliving the 4th

  1. You were in Michigan two days ago?! Crazy. So was I.;-) And the traffic *was* horrendous. Dead-stop on 131 far north of Grand Rapids. Oddly enough, I was looking at all of the “Pure Michigan” YouTubes this morning.

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