Sleeping Bear National Park

Saturday, August 7th My mom and I stopped by our favorite regional coffee chain Bixby for a coffee fix before hitting the highway a day trip to stunning Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. I fell in love with the scenery of Sleeping Bear Dunes after seeing photos on a National Park travel page.  The images […]

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Grand Rapids

We left South Bend just before noon heading north to Grand Rapids, Michigan.  We had hoped to stay closer to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, but unfortunately, we were unable to find lodging within an hour of the park boundaries.  Grand Rapids seemed a good compromise as it has plenty of services (hotels, food) and   […]

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Lake Michigan Adventures

August 4th, 2021: Indiana Dunes and Michiana           “What’s on the itinerary today?” My mom and I discussed as we looked at the map and Indiana Dunes travel guide.            “I thought we could start off at the park visitor center and go from there,” I suggested.           “Sounds good,” my mom agreed.           The […]

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Lake Michigan Adventures

Summer 2021, my mom and I were blessed to spend eight days exploring Lake Michigan from the shores of picturesque Door County Wisconsin, the bustling city of Chicago and windswept Sleeping Bear Dunes NP in Michigan and beyond. I hope you enjoy my diary of these adventures July 31st, 2021 (Saturday) – Part One           […]

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