A Much Needed Mini Vacation

When my daughter asked if I’d like to babysit while she attended a concert this past Friday night – and again Saturday while she was working – I had to think long and hard over the decision. You know, weigh the options…

Spend the weekend shut up in my office doing important authorly-type stuff like writing, thinking about writing, planning to write but spending time on social media instead, reading, thinking about organizing the room and my desk again, doing some housework, sweeping the ceiling for cobwebs, and wondering if maybe I should draft a schedule to remind me that I’m supposed to be writing … or spending some one-on-one time with my four month old granddaughter, it was a tough choice.

Yeah, right. You know I jumped on that opportunity like a pack of wild dogs on a box of ribeye steaks that fell off the meat truck. Even though I’d just been there three days before, I had zero problem making the two hour drive again.

Not only did Aria and I have a lot of fun – except the two hours Saturday when it seems her second tooth that week came in (or out, actually) – but I got to see the lake two days in a row. And so I thought I’d share with you why I love that part of the state so much.

First thing Saturday morning, this is what we awoke to….

Rainbow 9-12-15My cell phone doesn’t take the best pictures, but you can see how bright this part of the rainbow was!

Later that day, near sunset, we drove to the beach to see the water. It was really windy and the waves were a sight to behold. I wish the picture could show you what we saw, but the camera on my cell phone leaves a lot to be desired.

Silver beach rough water 9-12-15The waves were taller than the kid in the sand.

We went to the lake again on Sunday, in the late afternoon this time, and we stopped at a small scenic – I guess you’d call it a parking lot with a deck meant to keep people away from the steep drop off. The last three photos were taken there.

Lake 9-13-15 bright sunThe sun was so bright shining off the water it makes it look like there’s a portal to another place between the trees (I’ve written a couple of time-travel romances – of course that’s what I see 😀 )

Lake 3 Sept 13, 2015I tried to get the sailboat off in the distance but by the time I lined the shot up, it was gone. The steep drop off is just past those bushes on the left.

Lke Michigan 9-13-15I saved my favorite for last. I walked to where the little tree helped shade the bright reflection on the water – and loved the results.

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2 Responses to A Much Needed Mini Vacation

  1. Denise says:

    Beautiful pictures, Kristy. I’m going up to the U.P. the end of next month to see my son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter. Can’t wait! I haven’t seen them since April or May.

    • Kristy K. James says:

      Thanks, Denise! But aww. I’m sorry it’s been so long since you’ve seen your family. It is quite a drive from the lower peninsula though (if they get U.P., why don’t we get L.P.?). Hope you have a good visit and that it isn’t as long until the next one. 🙂

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