We camped last week at Clear Lake State Park. The weather was beautiful and we had lots of fun on my Dad’s boat. We enjoyed some swimming, kayaking, biking, walking, boating and tubing.
Yesterday we went for a hike at Marl Lake. Zachary caught a baby toad. Kevin treated us to some ice cream after the hike and on our drive home we saw a deer. We went to the lake for a bit. It was a hot day but the water is still a bit cold. After supper we had a campfire, roasted marshmallows and made s’mores. Taylor and Lydia got some sparklers and fireworks. It was a nice way to end the day.
Yesterday we went to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and had a picnic lunch at a roadside park, next to the Cut River Bridge. We hiked under the bridge and crossed it on foot. We enjoyed some beautiful views of Lake Michigan. We planned to visit Tahquamenon Falls but as we were driving along M-123 we started seeing smoke which grew increasingly thicker. When we got to the park to see the Falls we were informed that they were closed due to a large forest fire. The Duck Lake fire has burned through 18,000 acres of land. Since we couldn’t visit the Falls, we enjoyed a pretty drive on the Whitefish Bay Scenic Byway. We saw part of the North Country Trail that Kevin M. hiked last September. We stopped by Point Iroquois Lighthouse and enjoyed the view from the tower. Then we headed to St. Ignace for some supper. We made our way home as the sun was setting on a beautiful day. Luke did all the driving and even got to drive across the Mackinac Bridge for the first time.
Yesterday we took a day trip and drove to Frankfort then up M-22 to the Sleeping Bear Dunes. It was a beautiful day and ended with watching the sunset over Lake Michigan from Empire Bluff.
It’s been a beautiful day. We went for a hike at Marl Lake and spotted some swans, ducks, tadpoles and a snake. Zachary even found a roll of duct tape.
Kevin M., Kristi, Luke, Jacob, Zachary and I hiked the Mason Tract Pathway this morning. It’s been a beautiful, warm and sunny day.
Yesterday Luke and I went to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to pick up Kevin M. He spent 9 days hiking 160 miles of the North Country Trail. It was a beautiful drive and we got to enjoy some amazing views of beautiful Lake Superior and we visited nearby Sable Falls. We even saw a rainbow on the drive home. It’s great to have Kevin back home and we enjoyed hearing all about his adventure.
Yesterday we went to St. Ignace to drop Kevin M. off for his ten day hike on the Hiawatha Shore to Shore trail.
Today is Luke’s birthday and he wanted a picnic lunch followed by a hike at Marl Lake. It’s been a beautiful day. Marl Lake is one of my favorite hiking spots. We saw chipmunks, dragonflies, and frogs.