few years since we'd been up to the Great Lakes and Dunes and that's where we decided to go.
We picked Evelyn and Claire up right after school and drove a couple hours north (which somehow put us in a different time zone. Weird) and made it to the hotel. Jack decided he was going to try and upgrade to one of their suites and lo and behold, they let him. We drug our stuff up to the room, tested the bed by jumping on it and then left for dinner.
Satisfied with our lighthouse adventure, we went back and changed into our swimming suits. We enjoyed a morning on the beach, having some of the same fun as Florida, though the water was frigid, the sand wasn't as soft and the girls couldn't find any shells to collect.
By late afternoon, everyone was wiped out and were asleep within ten minutes of our trek home. They slept, I drove and right before we got home, we substituted ice cream for dinner. Because, you know, we were still techincally on vacation.
|Good thing the dash is big enough for Kate to curl up on.|
Jack showed the girls how the old school pinball machines worked...
And, once we'd made it to the lighthouse, there's only one thing to do: walk around it.
|You have to walk back, Henry. Gotta get your exercise in.|
And, I buried the kids many, many times. It's how they warmed up after splashing in the lake.
|Claire baking in the sand.|
After we worked up an appetite, Jack found a tiny hole-in-the-wall barbecue restaurant that was so small, they only took cash, were open only a handful of days and I think only had two people manning the entire place. Still, it didn't stop people from swarming it. Once we ordered our food, it was nearly an hour wait for it, though it was quite delicious. We scarfed down our food and then went to another beach to swim and sunbathe some more.
|The King, Queen and Princess chairs. So I'm told.|
Another fun family trip and a nice start to a long weekend!