Monday, July 23, 2007

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park

We took a trip North and stopped by what turns out to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. Just look and these pictures. These were taken at a stop on the scenic drive through the dunes. The first picture is amazing. Click on it to enlarge. The slope of the dune drops off right where Gabbie is standing.

In the last picture if you look closely, you can see Will, Matthew(my nephew) and me at the bottom of the dune. What a great experience. Although, I must warn you all that it is very important to instruct a 7 year old on the proper way to descend a steep dune. I forgot to tell will to go slowly and not take too many large jumps at one time. He fell head over heals tumbling for alost 100 feet of the descent. Once I got to where he stopped falling down the dune, he pulled his head out of the sand and said, "I'm OK, Dad". It was one of the most frightening things I have ever seen, but thankfully no one was hurt.

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Saturday, July 07, 2007

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Summer Fun

We are still here. I hope that the three people who check in on this blog have not given up on us.

Here are some pictures from our latest adventures.

Max and Sophie enjoy the surf and the Big Lake.

Gabbie and Will teamed up with Sara and Josh to take 3rd place at a local sand sculpture contest. I think that they got extra points for their name. This sculpture is "Sammy the Super Silly Special Slumbering Sunbathing Sleeping Sand Snowman". Max and Sophie also won prizes for their sculpture, "Sleeping Beauty's Crystal Castle for America's Birthday".

If you have ever been to Baldwin, MI you probable know about Jones' Ice Cream. We had to stop for some of the best ice cream on earth on our way up north.

Carrie, Will and Max at a Mackinac Island Hotel.
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