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Thursday, August 09, 2012

Traverse City, day 2

Good morning.
Day 2 of our trip took us to Sleeping bear Dunes National Lakeshore. 
This was a short hour trip from traverse City west to lake Michigan.
This is one of only 2 national parks in Michigan.
On the way, we went by Glen lake.
We'll be circling around later for lunch at the city of Glen Lake.  :-)
There's a 9 mile drive through the park with various hiking trails. We arrived at the main lake Michigan overlook.

These dunes rise 450 ft above the lake!
And steep! These pics don't show it nearly well enough.
If you click on the above pic, scroll  down the center of the pic to the waters edge, you'll see a person walking the beach. That's the best reference to how far down the water was. 

Here's Craig on the overlook hanging over the edge of the dune.
It was pretty awesome the way the wind has built these dunes.
After touring the dunes, we drove a little farther north to the town of Glen Lake, where we had lunch at a nice place with an outdoor patio, called Boone docks.
Then we took a winding drive down some back roads back to traverse City, enjoying the beauty of northern Michigan.
Back at the campground, we went for a bike ride, then fixed dinner. Seasoned potatoes, marinated zucchini, and pork steak on the grill.
It was a great day! Beautiful weather, and great scenery.


  1. I love the close to lake michigan most of my life, I am a water baby for sure....great shots my friend :)

  2. Anonymous9:37 AM

    Enjoyed the pic's...thanks. Looks like you had a nice time.

  3. Wonderful scenery!

  4. I'm impressed with all the photos of Craig. What was wrong with him? :-)