We made it up to Michigan again this year to visit with my parents. We had a wonderful time! My mom taught Preston how to play Rummikub, and he is pretty good. He was beating all of us! We got to visit with Uncle Gary and Aunt Lorna, Cousin John, and Marissa. Melody and Chad seemed to be doing well, and Grace is a real cutie! We got to see some of the sights – Tawas and River Road, Tahquamenon Falls and Lake Superior, and we even got to see the Chicago skyline on the way up there (I’m never driving that way again…)! We bought some cheese and hiked some trails. We got to see Mama’s new church building. All-in-all, it was great!
We all had an amazing time on our trip to Michigan! It was wonderful to be able to see my mom and dad again. It was also the first time I’d gotten to meet my brother-in-law Chad. He is a great guy. Melody is lucky! Little Grace is very cute, a really sweet girl. We also got to visit with Uncle Gary and Aunt Lorna, Uncle John, and Uncle Mike and Aunt Ida.
We did tons of exploring, including visiting Tawas Point and its lighthouse, River Road and Lumberman’s Monument, Hartwick Pines, a little zoo (slightly more than a petting zoo!), Sleeping Bear Dunes, and another lighthouse at Point Betsie (near Frankfort). We got to do a lot, but we also got to relax a lot, so it was really nice. Plus, we saw the best Fourth of July fireworks I’ve ever seen! They were amazing!
We’ve been home for a couple of weeks now, and I do miss family. But it is great to be home, getting back into our routines!