Wednesday, August 26, 2009

First Time


Did you know there are miles of beautiful sandy beach just outside of St. Ignace, Michigan? I didn't either. Pretty scary considering that I've driven right past it on US 2 numerous times. In my defense it was usually in January or February when I wasn't exactly thinking about the beach, and oh yeah, it was covered in about three feet of ice and snow.

My friend Wendy, and her daughter, met us there the other day and it was fantastic. My children often spend time at the shore on the island but it's rocky, so a warm sandy beach was quite a welcome sight. No shoes, no slimy rocks, just warm sand that went on for miles.


The kids loved it! We were only there for a couple of hours, but they loved every minute of it: swimming, investigating the dead sea gull, building sand castles, even the bathing suits full of sand brought smiles to their faces. I know they played hard because within the fifteen minute drive back to St. Ignace, both of them were asleep. When my son falls asleep in the car, you know he's exhausted.


Wendy is good for me. She gets me to places I probably wouldn't get to if left to my own devices. Thank you for turning me on to this little spot Wendy. Somehow I know we'll be spending some time there every summer from now on...

11 comments:

Loralynn said...

Looks like fun! You probably went to the same area we did on our trip up there. The picture I took of our feet in the water was on a stretch of beack along us 2. We were beyond the area where you could see the bridge where we stopped. It was so nice there!

Pamela said...

What a beautiful beach!! What a wonderful day.

stitching under oaks said...

You'll have to reread this post in the middle of winter to remind you that warmer weather and warmer waters are not a figment of your imagination. I'm so glad you had a great time! Looks like lots of fun!

Allie said...

I don't think I've ever been there - where we summered on Lake Huron was miles and miles of sandy beaches too, just love it.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Beach days can be so restorative! And they definitely tire the little people out...in a good way :)

Manoute said...

Beautiful!
In Scotland we've got loads of sandy beaches as well, unfortunately, the water never warms up...:o(

Mum-me said...

Yes, okay, I can see how you might not be able to see that beach when it is lost under a blanket of snow and ice! How great that you got to experience it without it's winter blanket. Looks like fun!

pam said...

More of your wonderful photos. You have an excellent eye.
And aren't you glad you discovered this beach! Lots of beach summers ahead!

chimp1cards said...

What a beautiful summer day for you all! I didn't know it existed either, 'course we are usually in such eager anticipation of seeing your beautiful faces, that nature's other beauties often go unnoticed :-)

Sam said...

It looks great, and it sounds like you had a lot of fun :-)

Here's to summers at the beach!

Maggie said...

That looks splendid. It's hard to beat a beautiful summer day spent on the shore of a Great Lake.