Thursday, September 6, 2012

Labor Day at the Beach


While everybody else in the campground was packing up and heading home for work and school, we decided to take a little drive over to Lake Michigan for the day. 

After a quick stop at KFC in Wayland for a bucket of chicken, we wound our way west on various back roads until we reached Saugatuck Dunes State Park on Lake Michigan.


This is a day use park (no camping) with a nice shady picnic area and a beautiful beach.  We found an empty picnic table and enjoyed our lunch before starting out on the 1-mile trail through the woods,


up and over the dunes, finally arriving at our final descent to the beach.


The state park covers several miles of shoreline,


and we found a nice spot to set up our beach blanket and umbrella and enjoy the day.


(Yes, we have a quilt that we take to the beach with us!!)  The day was beautiful – hot and sunny – and the water was great!  Every beach we’ve been to on Lake Michigan this year has been so clean, with crystal clear water!  We had a great time playing in the cool, clean water!



It was a great way to end the holiday weekend . . . but it wasn’t the end of our vacation, and just the beginning of our new lifestyle!


  1. nice way to spend the day!..looks beautiful!!

  2. The day sounded great. Been loving our walks through the woods here in BC, something we did not have in Southern Calif. Even nicer without the weekend crowds. So glad you and your family are finally enjoying it.

  3. Looks like a wonderful place to spend the day!

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

  4. A great way to celbrate Labor day. Its much more fun to go to the beach than staying at home.
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