This weekend was just what we needed. Sometimes you just need to relax and enjoy what's going on around you, right? Well, we decided that there is no better place (in our minds) to do this than some of our favorite places in northern Michigan. So, we packed up the vehicle with the essentials: snacks, spf, Erick's brother (Kory), and headed north. We also caught up with our friend Caleb who was already enjoying all the amenities that northern Michigan has to offer.
Part of our day was spent in a tiny town that sits right on Lake Michigan called "Empire". There we got to enjoy the beautiful lake shore and enjoy some of the views of the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Brace yourself, here comes some state pride: the Sleeping Bear Dunes was voted the "Most Beautiful Place in America" by the viewers of Good Morning America. And I have to agree. Partiality and all.
Lake Michigan is still pretty cold, but it was extremely refreshing to walk along the shoreline and experience the breeze that comes off of such a large lake. And the presence of my husband and friends makes all this gorgeous scenery even more wonderful. This might just be the sun talking, but there are few things that I enjoy as much as spending time with the people I love and enjoying it in God's creation.