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Saturday, July 14th, 2007

sunsetlakemichigan.jpgMaybe I’m catching up. In any case, here are a few photos from near Silver Lake State Park, 45 minutes north of Muskegon, Michigan… there are sand dunes between Silver Lake and Lake Michigan. Beautiful territory.

We tried to camp (July 3-5) and the first day it rained TWO INCHES in one night… we ended up sleeping in the car and it was a good thing, because everyone who slept in a tent (and these were experienced tent campers) woke up in puddles and ended up sleeping in cars or even driving home over an hour, at 1:30am. Ugh.

Luckily, Brian’s car is very big and the seats are quite comfy… not for overnight sleep but better than my New Beetle by a long shot. Two people in a car means not much oxygen, so we would wake up every so often and open windows in the pouring rain just to get more air, then we’d sleep a bit longer. I really prefer physical comfort to the great outdoors but at least we did not get very wet or very cold. It could have been significantly worse.

footprintsinsand12.jpgThe next day was slow to dry out, but around 3pm it got nice and a bunch of us (Brian’s family) went walking on the dunes. Usually walking very far in that sand is a lot of work, but because of all the rain the dunes were solid underfoot and we walked a long time. It was really beautiful, and a nice payback for a crummy/wet night.

Here is a sunset over Lake Michigan, footprints in the firm sand, and a panoramic view from the top of the dunes. I hope you enjoy the photos.

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