Thursday, May 26, 2011

michigan or bust...

I {love} in down to my toes...LOVE a good roadtrip! 

I am a traveling girl. A gypsy, at times.

 It is in my blood.

The open road is one of my favorite places to be. To get lost with my thoughts.

To see what I can discover.

Fresh air, open fields as far as the eye can see.

*sigh* just makes me happy.

Today, I am leaving for a quick roadtrip.

Just me and the hubs. Listening to music, laughing 'til our sides hurt.

Stopping to gaze at the majestic Lake Michigan. I love it there. I have so many wonderful memories on that shoreline.

Have you ever been to Sleeping Bear Dunes in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan??

If not, you MUST go. It is incredible. I can't wait to see it again!

I swear it is the best kept secret of the Midwest. The dunes are so beautiful!

Tomorrow I will be getting my workout for the day climbing the dunes and getting sand between my toes...

(Unless I fall and roll down. Which, if you knew me, is entirely possible.)

And you KNOW I am going to stop at a farm or two along the way to see what I can dig up...if they will let me.


I will be back with photos from our trip on Monday.

Until then, catch me on Twitter. I'll be tweeting about our adventures from the road!

Au Revoir!


  1. yay a roadtrip - so wonderful! my grandparents lived in southern michigan so we always went throught the up, mackinac, traverse city, etc...people don't konw how beautiful MI is! Enjoy!

  2. It looks so beautiful! Love these photographs!! Have a great trip!

  3. Have a great trip! I am originally from Michigan and you are making me homesick! The Lake Michigan shoreline is beautiful!

  4. Sounds like a fun road trip! I love road trips and used to take the often. Unfortunately, I have not been able to indulge the gypsy in me in quite a while.

    Enjoy yourselves and have a fabulous Memorial Day!

    ~ Tracy

  5. born and bred michigan girl here. your readers may like to know that sleeping bear dunes is in the lower pennisula--maybe a more do-able roadtrip. the area is near the top of your pinky finger. go ahead. we all do it. i've climbed that dune so many times. that area my favorite part of the state. have a wonderful time!!!!

  6. I love road trips! We've taken one every year since we got married in 1982. I've never been to Sleeping Bear Dunes, so I'm adding this to my list of places I want to visit.


  7. I am a Michigan girl. I look so forward to reading your new posts. Love your blog!

  8. Gorgeous!!! I want to dive right in!

  9. I feel the need, the urge to travel often...I am not meant to be a "sedentary" stuck in one place all the time person; and road trips always make me happy. Looking forward to hearing about yours and I think it's time for me to plan one of my own!

  10. how fun! the photos are gorgeous! look forward to hearing all about it!! susan

  11. oh sounds like a beautiful memorial day weekend
    have fun!

  12. Love those dunes! I was there every summer as a child. We would stop there on the way back to Chicago from spending the month of July in Grand Haven. There is no other place like it...then you can go to Paw Paw and pick some other favorite thing to do in Michigan.

  13. Another MI girl here!!! The Dunes are amazing!! I was in awe of them as a kid and i still am today. Headed up that way myself this weekend! Have a wonderful trip!

  14. Have fun!!! Xoxoxo

  15. WOW!! Those dunes are amazing! Love all the shots. Have an adventurous time!

  16. The images are fantastic ... I hope, you have a great and funny time!!!

  17. Have fun! michigan is one of our favorite places to escape to. beautiful pics.

  18. Have fun! One of my good friends is from that area.... I need to see if I can tag along next time she goes there :)

  19. Never been to Michigan, but hope to get there soon now that I am a Midwesterner. Looks so pretty! Have fun.

  20. Another Michigan girl signing in here! lol! SBDs are just beautiful - anytime of year - but especially in the summertime! Grand Haven, South Haven, Saugatuck, Petosky, Traverse City.....such wonderful places to visit! Have a great time and be sure to share your photos with us! :)

    xoxo laurie

  21. Beautiful photos! Have fun at the dunes! Have a wonderful weekend too!


  22. I too love a good road trip!! Camera in hand and a full snack bag...Ahhhhh!!! That is the life!
    Have fun

  23. Love hearing the excitement in your voice!
    Have a great time!

  24. Welcome to Michigan! I get to enjoy this beauty on a regular basis. The ride up the Western Shore is fabulous all the way up to the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Saugatuck, Grand Haven, Muskegon, North Muskegon, Whitehall, Montague, Stony Lake, Pentwater and the "big lake" views will keep you enjoying your road trip all the way up! Don't forget to stop at one of the road side stands for some fresh asparagus! I am sure you will see the signs near Montague (where it was made popular)

    Love, Lynne

  25. I was born and raised in MI and remember our road trips to sleeping bear dunes, Gun Lake and Mackinaw. I can't wait to get back there in 2 weeks. My favorite spot is the Muskegon beach and the lighthouse. Have a wonderful trip!

  26. I'm originally from the Upper Peninsula, and sure miss my Great Lakes! I have been to Sleeping Bear Dunes, and climbing them almost killed me. And that was 30 years ago, when I was in good shape! It's probably too early for the cherries, but Traverse City is known for them.