Sunday, October 9, 2011

Indian Summer

When it gets too cold too fast and then warms up on ya, you have an Indian Summer.  One last hoorah before the bleak winter befalls us.

We took the kids up to Muskegon, Michigan this weekend.  We left Friday night, pitched a tent in the dark with the help of some car head lights, and got some sleep.

We woke up to this.

This is a family favorite place to go.

The hiking trails are so beautifully detailed by mother nature.

One trail in particular leads you over Black Creek.

As you travel down the trail along the creek, you eventually come to the edge of a sand dune.  The creek empties out into the lake below.

Just beyond the crest of this dune lies Lake Michigan.
(That is our daughter tearing towards the lakefront).

The sun was brilliant.  People were sailing and flying kites.

There is the shallow creek as it feeds into the lake.

The water was cold, but not cold enough to keep little boys out.

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Jann Olson said...

What a wonderful place to visit! We woke up to frost on the pumpkins. It is suppose to get back up into the mid 70's by the weekend. Mother Nature can't make up her mind. lol. Looks like your boys are having so much fun. Love all of the pics!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

What a fun weekend trip. It looks like the perfect fusion of summer and fall fun.

Katie said...

Beautiful photos! I grew up on Lake Michigan. Love the lake and its sandy beaches.

Anita said...

How fun! Always nice to get to take an Indian summer family trip.

Audrey said...

Looks like it was a lovely trip. Thanks for taking us along!

Red Rose Alley said...

Thank you for visiting and following Red Rose Alley. Your nature photos are beautiful. I will come back and visit with you often, and I hope you have a good week ahead.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Barb and Dell said...

What a great family vacation! What better than walking through the woods and ending up on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan. Great pictures.

shopannies said...

beautiful pictures this is why I love the fall season come see me at

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Oh you are so lucky to have that beautiful weather and clear blue skies.

Rain rain and more horrible rain here in Ireland
I don't think it is ever going to stop!

I hope that you enjoyed every minute of your trip.

x Fiona

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