What a beautiful trip! I have lots to share….What an adventure getting home yesterday, due to the fires in Northern California. A lot of delays and missed connections everywhere. A minor thing for us, though.
What a great experience to share with my Mom, Aunt, and our friend Carol. Since they were all born and raised there and I was only born there, they have so much more knowledge about the state. We moved from Michigan when I was 3 1/2 years old. I only have memories of vacations.
Our weather was so mild! We had hoped for more fall foliage but we weren’t disappointed in what we did see. The weather is unseasonably warm so not a lot of trees have turned yet. We still feel that we lucked out on the great weather. As we headed to the Upper Peninsula later in the week we resorted to closed shoes and jackets where the wind was quite chilly. It just made it feel more like fall! Yay!
One of my favorite things to see of many was the vibrant red lighthouse in Grand Haven. It’s under construction but what a site to see! The contrast of the red tower against the Lake Michigan waters of bright and muted blues and greens was a surprise to me. What was an even bigger surprise that this area was made up of soft, silky, sand! I felt like I was at the ocean! The water felt cool and refreshing under my bare feet. And not sticky like the ocean. The way the light sparkled off the moving water was so fulfilling to me! I could get used to a view like this!