The family went on our first camping trip of the year a week ago. We went to Interlochen State park which in up in the pinkie of the Michigan mitten over by Traverse City. Very beautiful part of the state with the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes running along the majority of the area along Lake Michigan. We drove up Friday morning and managed to take a 2 hour lunch break over by one of Brian's camping/hunting stores - Jay's. And during lunch we saw a Amish gentleman at the Taco Bell/KFC! We also saw a Amish horse & buggy driving down the road & an Amish house(you can tell by the clothes on the clothes line outside!)
Saturday we went on our hike that Brian found for us before we left home. It was 2.5 miles and the half way point had a lookout to the islands (can't remember the names right now). Brendan did very good given that he had to walk the whole way since daddy was carrying Madelyn and there is no way that I can carry Brendan that far. Maddie did great the way to the look out but the way down she wanted to nap so I carried an empty backpack and Brian carried Maddie with her head on his shoulder the way down.
After the hike we drove around part of the area and stopped at a local town for lunch. Then I got to stop at two winery's and had a wine tasting at both & also bought some wine at both. We headed back to the camp ground so Maddie could take a nap (I ended up taking one too) & the boys went to the beach and Brendan did swim in the cold lake.
Sunday we packed up and headed home.
Here are the photos:
We brought Brendan his Mee-mee to ride around the camp ground, and we were right next to this hill he loved to go down. (He did an excellent job of looking for cars)Mommy & Maddie got matching Traverse City tee shirts.Daddy with the kiddies on our walk to the lookout.Daddy with Maddie on the way down from the lookout.My little car all loaded up with our new trailer & the canoe.The kiddies in the car, lots of room this time with the trailer.