Sunday, July 06, 2008

Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore

Photos first then story:We went camping up at the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore part of this past week. We left Saturday after my women's club had its year end party on Friday night. We camped at the National Park Campground this time - it was fantastic! We were on top of a very small hill so the kids had something to ride their mi-mi's down.
Of course once you drive that far up-north you have to stop at Jay's Sporting goods. We didn't see anything that we needed from there but I did get a nice Amish picnic basket at that same stop.
On Sunday we went rafting down the Platte River right into lake Michigan. It was a nice 1 1/2 ride and only took Brian 10 minutes to go back to get the truck. I bought a big 4 person raft & we used the big snowsled to float down on. The kids had a blast and I could not control the raft to save my life - Brian thought that was the funniest thing watching me & the kids spin in circles.
On Monday we went up to visit some of the surrounding area and found a neat little part of one city - Fish Town. Brian loved this place. Of course we had to stop at a couple of wineries for me. Then we went to the beach to let the kids play in lake Michigan.
On Tuesday we went on the world's worst hike and then again the kids wanted to swim so back to the beach. (If you want to hear the story of the hike it is better in person than written, so you will have to call)
On Wednesday we packed up and went to stay the night at my girl-friend who has a cabin about 1 hour south of where we were camping. They have 3 kids (1 boy & 2 girls) so the kids had plenty to do and had a great time.
Finally home really late Thursday night (12:30 in the morning!) and got ready for my birthday on Friday the 4th!

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