We got home on Sunday and Travis left for a six week job in Peru. There always seems to be someone on the move in this house.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
Today we left Sleeping Bear Dunes Park. We had time in the morning for one last hike, we parked at the foot of the Trailhead and just went to the top of the Dunes.It was certainly easier climbing up this time, as it was my third time in a week, then it was the first.. Thought I'd die the first time! :)
Duke had a blast today, he was playing in the sand like it was snow. We then pulled out our Roadfood book, and charted a route toward The Cherry Hut, just south of us in Beulah Michigan.
The Cherry Hut know for their Pies sell 500 pies/day! We bought two for our family gathering tomorrow. Also bought some Cherry Butter, Cherry BBQ Sauce, Cherry Cookies, Cherry covered Chocolates....
Thursday, June 21, 2012
We had a wonderful last day & evening in Sleeping Bear Dunes today. It rained in the morning, so, we chilled out inside, I caught up on some work blogs, Jerry caught up on some paper work. The moment the sun came out, Jerry went outside to read the book he's engrossed in (Game of Thrones), and Duke & I took off for a new adventure.. Jerry made new friends while we were gone..
Duke & I rode our bike (he runs, I ride) to the Alligator Hill trailhead. 14kms of trails to choose from, we did 8 of them, as one of them seemed straight up, hence the name HILL! To get just to the trailhead you have to ride up hill. (Good thing Duke can pull a bike.)
The first lookout we got to was called Island Lookout, it was breathtaking, the woods broke and you had a wonderful view of the two islands. The Indians say they are symbolic of two baby bears who were lost, and the main land looks like the mother bear, looking for her cubs.
then the first part.
out books for a while, then Jerry made us a wonderful dinner..
we'll be back, there are a number of trails yet to do!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Well, it was HOT today.. Duke & I started off our day with our daily walk to the top of Sleeping Bear Dunes.. we get whipped around by sand, then head back to the camp grounds.I saw they had a notice about Cougars posted.. I had to laugh.. (inside joke.)
trail and try it out tomorrow.
enterance, and walk along it toward the campground to fetch Jerry for a beach adventure.
we enjoy the day on the beach.
The water's lovely! The beaches were almost empty.. very nice time of year to come on out!