I'm pretty sure that we hit the best weekend the UP had seen to date, weather wise. My favorite weather is when its cold enough to wear a sweatshirt when you are in the shade, but warm enough in the sun for short sleeves. Thats exactly what we got. Sunny skies, no wind, and maybe most importantly, no black flies. We spent some time at two different beaches, one sandy and one rocky. Lake Superior was just as chilly as I remember. I also remember as a kid thinking it wasn't that bad. My kids agreed.
I was lucky enough to get this shot of all five of us using the timer on my camera. It sums everything up nicely, and is my favorite of the whole weekend. And it reminds me of the sunset pictures from The Real Cabin.
We went to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, which was a first for me. Maybe the shoreline looks like this 365 days a year, but I prefer to think we were lucky and hit an amazing day.
Claire and I sat by the water and watched the sunset, just the two of us. She said being by the water and listening to the waves gives her the "best peaceful feeling". I know what she means.
And we also went to Miner's Falls, which were better than I expected.
All in all a great trip. After finding out how easy it was, hopefully we'll be able to repeat it.