on vacation…part two

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On Wednesday we drove along the lakeshore to Mackinaw,
stopping along the way at a roadside stand for some local fruit and veg,
Petoskey for some quick beach play,
and stumbling on a polo match that our little horse lover couldn’t get enough of,
finally setting up camp at Wilderness State Park.
The campground is such a lovely one –
There are sites practically on the beach,
and sites that are slightly wooded with the beach about 100 feet away.
Falling asleep to the sound of waves is wonderful.

On Thursday we crossed the bridge,
and drove up to Whitefish Point to see the shipwreck museum.
The boys were a little young for the museum,
but we still had a lovely time walking along Lake Superior –
spotting the endangered piping plover,
two resting caspian terns,
as well as a bald eagle soaring overhead.

For our last day we went to Michilimackinac,
which our colonial America enthusiast patiently waited for all week.
Exploring the recreated homes and seeing a cannon fire
were definitely the highlights of his week.

I had forgotten how much we love camping,
and that week of sleeping outdoors, exploring,
and dipping in three of the five great lakes,
certainly won’t be our last.


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