Norton Shores, Michigan
|The Trout family taking the plunge|
|Jack preparing to go after his brother|
|Approaching the beach from the campground|
|Lucy showing her obvious disdain at being photographed|
On this trip, Melizza and I decided to engage in some kitschy tourism. We drove north to the town of Silver Lake, Michigan and booked a dune ride with Mac Woods Dune Tours. Their exclusive license allow them to take you on a forty five minute journey through the giant dunes nestled between Silver Lake and Lake Michigan on a modified open air Ford truck. Lucy screamed and squealed with delight as we climbed up and over the dunes. Everyone had a great time. Mac Woods was a nice reminder that some touristy activities are popular for a reason.
|The Dunes of Silver Lake|
|Fun for everyone|
|These dunes reminded me of Tatooine. I expected Obi-Wan to come over|
the next ridge. "These aren't the droids you are looking for."
|Little Sable Point Lighthouse|
|Phil and I before the "dune incident"|
|Ethan is ready to take on the dunes of Ludington|
It is great to travel with a family that we are compatible with. Phil and his family are great friends that love to share new experiences with us. They are joining us for a trip to Ludington, Michigan in the fall. My Michigan Parks Pass will be heavily utilized this season. As always with our Michigan weekends, we take comfort in the fact that we will soon return.