Six Day Weekends? Yes. Please.

Are you one of those people who have never been to Lake Michigan? Just so you know, it isn’t really a lake/pond. There are waves, beaches, and you can’t see the other side. If you have been to a “sea” or a “gulf” then you should expect something more along those lines when you go to the Great Lakes.

I grew up fairly close to Lake Michigan. So I didn’t give it much thought and just assumed that it was normal to live in the middle of the U.S. and have access to thousands of miles of coastline. Not so much. Just think of Iowa for a second…

…did you just fall asleep and then wake up with keyboard marks on your face?

It is because Iowa has no beach.

However, Michigan does. See:

IMG_3283IMG_3381

Here is Grandpa on the dunes. He is quite the daredevil, as you can see. Sign reads

Here is Grandpa on the dunes. He is quite the daredevil, as you can see. Sign reads "Fragile Dune Area Please Keep Off"

So if you have never been there, and you don’t already live on the coast, I would highly recommend a visit to the Great Lakes. Stay in Michigan. Spend some of your money there. They can use it these days.

My family rented a house with a view of the lake for labor day. It was a three generation gathering, so that meant that we all make and eat these:

Here they are all lined up and ready to be boiled. I can't spell the name of them, but we call them "Bien-churs"

Here they are all lined up and ready to be boiled. I can't spell the name of them, but we call them "Bien-churs"

My Uncle craig rolls out the dough

My Uncle Craig rolls out the dough

Mom helps put the filling in the dough. We call this "bowing" for some reason.

Mom helps put the filling in the dough. We call this "bowing" for some reason.

Most of the my time was spent lounging around and walking the beach or giving photography and Photoshop lessons to my brother, who has a ridiculously nice Canon. Some more ambitious family members went for runs and multi-mile bike rides. Others gained 4 lbs over the weekend. All in my face. Here are a few more captures of the most relaxing 6-day-weekend I have ever had: (full set here)

IMG_3409IMG_3387IMG_3455IMG_3451IMG_3534

Advertisements

2 responses to “Six Day Weekends? Yes. Please.

  1. Lucky you! I feel more relaxed just looking at these pics.

  2. That’s the way to do it, Megan. Great shots! And a great orientation to Lake Michigan for your “uninitiated” friends.

    We missed Labor Day completely this year, living in Australia, but it’s coming the first weekend in October here!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s