Saturday, August 2, 2014

Saturday Snapshot # 7


Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Melinda at West Metro Mommy Reads.

To participate in Saturday Snapshot post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a link to your post at Melinda's site. Photos can be old or new, and be any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes. How much detail you give is in the captions is entirely up to you. Please don't post random photos that you find online. 

This week I'm sharing a few more pics from our recent vacation in Traverse City, MI. This first one is a view from the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. 



This pic is from the tip of the Old Mission peninsula -there's a lighthouse and park here. Last year this was all dry but lake levels are up this year and so it's a lot wetter to walk all the way out there. We did though and it's worth it to see the waves rolling in from different directions, as the two bays meet here at this point.  


This is a view of East Bay from the drive along the Old Mission peninsula. 


Sleeping Bear sand dunes. 



One of my favorite spots- the second dune and a great place to relax after the dune climb. 







18 comments:

  1. Great pictures! I've never been to Michigan, but your photos make me want to go!

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    1. Thank you Melinda! We do have a beautiful state, especially the northern areas.

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  2. My dil worked in Traverse City and was it ever beautiful! Thanks for sharing these beautiful shots with us!

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    1. Thank you for visiting, I appreciate it! Traverse City is really a beautiful area.

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  3. How lovely! I've never been to Michigan, but I've heard how beautiful the whole state is. Your pictures sure make me want to visit.

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    1. Thank you Sandra. Northern MI in particular has a lot of natural beauty, it really is a like a different world from the southern part of the state where the big cities are.

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  4. This brings back memories of family vacations when I was a kid. We would spend a week in Michigan every summer and stay at a cottage near the dunes.

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    1. How neat! Are you from the Midwest?

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    2. I'm from the Chicago suburbs. We would go up to South Haven for a week in the summer - I'm pretty sure that was the name of the town.

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    3. Ah, South haven. We've spent a little time there, nice little harbor town. The Lake Michigan shoreline does have some nice communities I have to say...

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  5. Sand dunes aren't at all what I would think of for Michigan- but then I've only been to Chicago. It looks an amazing place.

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    1. I know, you don't really think sand dunes and Michigan do you? :) Here's aneat link if you want to see more. http://www.sleepingbeardunes.com/

      The dunes in the northwest part of the Lower Peninsula really are amazing.

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  6. Love the pic from the tip of the peninsula - so much wide open space makes my soul soar!

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    1. It is awesome there- it is so peaceful and the two bays come together, just a great place to be. It was a great hike out there the last few years but this year the water level is up and it was more of a chore to get out there. A great place to spend some time!

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  7. So pretty.. I love to see vacation pictures to give myself ideas of where I would like to go someday!

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    1. It is amazing up there, if you're ever in Michigan you owe it to yourself to see tRaverse City! :)

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    1. Thank you! I had a lot of fun taking them... :)

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