Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Michigan might be my favorite state - part 2

We decided to take a day on our way home from the trip to stop at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  I had been there when I was still in elementary school, but on that visit we only climbed the dunes & didn't have time to explore the rest of the park.  Although the day was chilly & we got a little bit of rain, it was still gorgeous!

We only made it up the first set of was SO windy at the top & was starting to sprinkle.  I'm not sure Grady or myself had it in our legs to hike the 1.5 miles (each way) up & down dunes to the lake & back!

After climbing the dunes, we headed through the park to the old town of Glen Haven.  We checked out an old cannery turned rescue boat museum, general store, & blacksmith shop.  The blacksmith was just wrapping up for the day & we were his very last audience.  He had been working on making new coat hooks for all of the bathrooms in the park, & gave one to Grady to keep!

We had a blast on this trip (as always) & I can't wait until we visit again! 


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