Our Michigan adventure: Dune jumping

After resting up from our trip to the island and having dinner, we decided to go explore some new beaches. We drove to Wilderness State Park, which was about 20 miles away, but had the added benefit that it was on the western side of the state. That meant the sun...

Our Michigan adventure: A trip to the island

On Tuesday, we decided to explore the main tourist attraction in this area: Mackinac Island. We rode our bikes back into town and basically rode them right onto the ferry. We had heard of all of the famous tourist attractions on the island, but we were mainly...

Our Michigan adventure, part 2

  The next morning, I woke up early and snuck out of the cabin for an early morning walk to watch the sunrise. It was one mile from our cabin to the sandy beach area. As I headed back, I walked along the rocky beach that led to our cabin.   I saw two boys standing on...

Our Michigan adventure, part 1

I’ve been camping in southern Michigan a few times, but I’ve never ventured to northern Michigan in my life. This would be a completely new adventure. As we drove along the eastern edge of Lake Michigan, we found ourselves driving along a highway with dense forest on...

End of camp, beginning of vacation

To write about our vacation in Michigan, I first have to write about the end of camp. For the past two days, we’ve had only one child at home. It took both Jayda and I a full day to get used to this feeling. It was one of the few times in her life that she hasn’t been...

Back to camp

Finally, it was the day Alayna had been waiting for! It was HER turn to go to camp! She has been counting down the days to Camp Start, which is a three-day camp for second and third graders. She had absolutely no hesitation about going and being away from home. We had...