Saturday, July 27, 2013

Pure Michigan

Although we were not at the beach, there was lots of water and lots of sand.  Here's tons of pictures of the adventures of our short, unplanned, vacation.

Let's just say, I'm not so good at kayaking.  Or I wasn't very good at kayaking on this try.  Our house was right on the Platte River so we loaded up the kayaks into the van, drove aways down the road, and dropped ourselves into the river.  Then we followed into until we got to the house and got pulled out of the water.  The river had a current and we went with it.  It also had a lot of trees and sometimes those trees got in the way.  I ran into many a tree but stayed afloat.  My sister on the other hand, was not so lucky as she got flipped three times.

On the pontoon
My family rented a pontoon boat one of the days.  Unfortunately, Dave didn't get to go with us as he had to work, but I rearranged my schedule so I could go.  It was cold that morning.  I was on the boat in my sweatshirt and jeans.  I was on vacation, damn it, and I climbed in the water to try out some tubing of my own.  Everyone did some tubing and some swimming during the day, including baby Anderson.  He really did not like his lifejacket, though.

More Tubing
After hanging out on the pontoon all day and doing a little shopping around Glen Arbor, we came back to the house, grabbed our intertubes and headed out to soak up the sun on the river.  This time Dave joined us as we floated down for a while.  I was only slightly better at this than kayaking.  At least I could get out and touch and move the tube if needed.

Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes
The last day of our trip we headed to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park to take the scenic drive and catch some sites.  Dude, those dunes are tall and windy and sandy.  Here's a cute family photo.

1 comment:

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

Darn girl, you are tan! It looks like you had a fun family vacation! I love kayaking, but where I grew up, most people did the white water kind, which is a little bit scarier. I usually stuck to a raft or tube in that case!