August 13, 2016


At the Mackinac Bridge Toll Booth- ready to cross

I finally made it to the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.  I was excited to be back in my home state.  I grew up 3 hours south of the Mackinac Bridge and spent a lot of childhood summers heading into the Leelenau Peninsula to vacation.  Half of my family was waiting for me at the Homestead Resort.  We had rented a condo at the resort that overlooks Lake Michigan.  I was excited to see everyone and did not waste any time getting to Glen Arbor.

After parking the Airstream at a friend’s house, where it would stay for the rest of the week, I pulled into the Homestead and reunited with my family.

Sun setting into Lake Michigan next to South Manitou Island

After settling into the condo and having dinner with family I was off to bed.  I was exhausted from all the driving I had been doing over the past 4 days.

After breakfast we got everything packed up and drove to Empire Beach.  When we are in the Glen Arbor area we always go to Empire Beach if we are spending the day on the water. The beach has a sandy bottom and is the best in the whole area.  I got my Surftech Sprint Prone Board out and let everyone take turns riding it in the Lake Michigan surf.  The kids loved riding the waves into the beach.  We were at it for hours, all day long.  The weather was perfect and Lake Michigan was warmer than normal.  It was a perfect day for the beach.

View from the Condo
Anvil Cloud over S. Manitou Island

Anytime I have stayed at The Homestead, I have been treated to amazing views of the sun slowly sinking into Lake Michigan.  I love this area and can never get enough of it.

Next up… Adventures in the Sleeping Bear Dunes

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