Thursday, July 5, 2012

Typical camping activities

For us, besides swimming in the pool and soaking up some much-needed sun, we never can pass up a trip to the local go-cart track and ice cream shop.

The big place here in western Michigan is Craig’s Cruisers, and there’s one in Silver Lake – conveniently!  This year they added a “zip-line”, and the kids had to try it out – although not really much of a thrill ride!


See – they are not strapped into a harness like you would expect from a zip-line – it’s more like a cable car ride. 


Here they are on the ride back down – OK, did that, no need to ride it again – can we go on the go-carts now??!!

As usual, the go-carts prove to be much more fun and exciting . . .

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. . . for all the kids – the young ones, and the “not-so-young” ones, too!!


After a couple of trips around the go-cart track, it’s over to the Whippy Dip for ice cream – YUM!  Once everybody was cooled off, we headed to the lighthouse beach catch the sunset over Lake Michigan. 

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It was a beautiful evening, and LOTS of people had the same idea!  While we waited for the sun to go down, the kids played in the sand,

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and in the water!

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Lake Michigan is still a little chilly, but considering how early in the summer it is, it’s really quite warm!!

As the sun faded, I got the boys to pose for a picture for me,

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and caught a couple of nice sunset pics, too!


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  1. Now that looks like a LOT of FUN!!!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  2. We loved our visit to Silver Lake...did a jeep tour of the dunes at sunset. Its one of my fondest memories of our summer in Michigan.


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