A few weeks ago we took a little trip to South Haven, MI. We had never taken a beach vacation due to my Sweet Hubby's extreme dislike of direct sunlight. Also due to his aversion to sand, stemming from an unfortunate incident in his Navy days. You can see what I was up against, right? Luckily I married a man that will do anything for his girls so we hit the road and drove north for our first trip to Michigan.
This is how we travel. Every.single.time. It was just the three of us for this trip, but I'm pretty sure Maddie won't miss it next time.
After a short 3 hour drive, we immediately stopped and bought food for a picnic lunch on the beach and headed there to hang out until check in time.
This girl took to it immediately. Also, don't you love her swimsuit? And is it just me or is she all arms and legs?
Happily hiding in our sun shelter. The weather was amazing! Highs in the mid 70's and sunny. Our kind of summer.
At our Inn we were able to sit on the porch and have drinks. Of course just looking at the sun and water wore this one out.
The next day we drove 20 minutes north to Saugatuck.
We loved it too. There are so many towns I want to explore in Michigan now.
We spent the morning visiting shops and exploring.
Then we did stuff you can't do at home like drink beer (I'm pretty sure this sampler was the highlight of the trip for him and the reason he has agreed to go back every year) and chase squirrels around.
I can't believe it took us 10 years of living here to drive 3 hours to get to Michigan. I'm in love. I can't wait to go back next summer. It was a little sad to pack up and say goodbye to our new friends, but we know we'll be back soon.