June 27, 2010

Our 2010 Lake MI Vacation

Our week on Lake MI was quiet, peaceful, relaxing...just fabulous! We couldn't have asked for better weather. It rained nearly every night, but cleared out each morning so that we could enjoy the beach.

The cottage has many cherry orchards around it and we enjoyed all kinds of special homemade desserts all week.
Although we spent most of our time on the beach, we also took short day trips.

Petting farm.

Tourist attractions at Silver Lake Sand Dunes.

I even squeezed in some shopping.
Aren't the vintage graphics on this sand pail darling!!

Chris took the girls fishing at an inland lake near the cottage and they caught all kinds of bluegill, sunfish and perch. I believe we have two fishergirls in the family now.

Because it's early in the rental/vacation season for Lake MI, we had the beach to ourselves everyday.

Our view each evening...just lovely.

We had cozy evenings in the cottage playing board games, reading, and taking walks in the woods. Without internet (aka blogging access) I actually read 8 paperbacks. I have a couple of Chinese women's history books I'm going to post about later, and will be willing to lend.

We look forward to this vacation every year and it didn't disappoint. So we are back, refreshed and ready to start into a summer routine. I'll be heading to work on Monday (it's a new summer semester at my university and my schedule is packed). The rest of the family will be enjoying their summer vacation and digging out from laundry. I'm anxious to catch up on my favorite blogs and find out what you've all been up to. I even have a few fourth of July crafts to share. Missed you!


Jodi said...

How wonderful!! I'm relaxed just looking at your photos! Family time - is such special time! But, I'm glad your back! Missed you!!

Lee said...

So great to see your pictures and hear about your vacation. Michigan is a wonderful place~ Adorable shovel and pail!
Good to have you back blogging!

Jodee said...

Wow! What a fabulous vacation! It looks like you guys had loads of fun. We missed you too!

Sarah said...

really needing some new book titles...I just blogged about one I think YOU would love!

Nik's Knacks said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! So glad the weather was perfect. Missed reading your blog--selfishly glad you're back :)

Shanna said...

OMGosh! What wonderful pictures! I must go there one day!
Glad the girls love fishing. We have our own little pond at our new house!! Can't wait!

PandaMom said...

So glad that you had fun with your family! Those dune buggy car things look like a total blast. LOVE the pic of y'all walking along the path. ; )

Courtney said...

I missed you last week. I am so glad you had a wonderful time. What a beautiful place to visit.

Kim said...

LOVE the photos..
Looks like a great vacation..
LOVE the water,sand and beaches..
I could sooo live where those are at..
THanks for always checking in on me

Karin said...

Beautiful photos...love the one of the sunset. So glad you had a great week...looks so relaxing!

Reina said...

We LOVE Cherry Point!!!It's always one of our first stops when we vacation there and always our last stop before heading home :)

Glad you had good weather!

Mike and Barb said...

Oh, that looks like a lovely vacation!!!
The sunset.... ahhhhhhhhh, makes me want to go to the beach too!
Love, Barb