Thursday, August 28, 2008

Family Trip to Lake Michigan

We wanted to get one good family vacation/camping trip in before David started classes again, so we headed to Lake Michigan on August 13-15. We stayed at Warren Dunes State Park and had such a great time. It was beautiful and the weather was great, too. We hit the road late Wednesday afternoon and basically just had time to set up camp that night. We put Benjamin down in the tent and he eventually fell asleep, but he woke up when we went
to bed. It was a long night for all of us! Thursday morning we just headed out to explore and went on a great hike. We tackled a huge, vertical dune and had a great view of forest on one side and lake on the other. We hiked on to the lake and had fun skipping rocks and walking along the beach.

That afternoon we went on a nice drive to see St. Joseph, a neat city on the lake, and went swimming in the lake. Benjamin had a fun time playing with the sand and David had a great time swimming out in the waves. We made a nice dutch oven dinner (chicken cordon bleu and pineapple upside down cake) and all slept much better on Thursday night. Friday morning we went on pretty much the same hike again and ended up, true to Blunck style, carrying out a beautiful piece of driftwood for our landscape. We had to laugh at ourselves. We had such a wonderful time, and it was nice to get home on Friday!

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