Goose Island Campground near La Crosse, Wisconsin lends itself to basking and reflecting. I did a lot of that here because the Mississippi backwaters made me. It held me with all the wildlife two times over.
From Big Sable Lighthouse in Ludington, Michigan, to Point Beach Lighthouse on the other side of Lake Michigan(near Manitowoc, Wisconsin) and me in between feeling very fortunate. To get both photos, I had to hike a lot over sand dunes and wooded areas, and take a
ferry crossing with The Turtle underneath holding her breath.
There is something magical about being at Martha Fricke's home near Charlevoix, Michigan. I had more than a room with a view. I had a room with great hospitality by Martha. The fairytale flavor left a good taste in my heart. Thank you, Martha!
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Lake Michigan... surprising what you find when the bear goes over the mountain or dune. What does he see...here you have it! It took some trudging to get these as well as some flying skills.
My first experience riding on dunes at Silver Lake Dunes. I didn't know all this dune recreation existed. It was like being on another planet. I floated along on the Mac Woods dune buggy ride like an astronaut on the Lunar Rover. Later I trudged through the sand as if I had reached critical mass to get high enough to witness the sweeping views of Silver Lake, Lake Michigan and dune buggies sliding along like the waves of sand like surfers. I was in total wipe out!
The Turtle's back window is in the middle behind the bowed tree..
KOA near Muskegon, MI. The most crowded KOA as they have a lake with an inflatable water slide, boat rentals, self-propelled scooter things, and a jumping pillow. There is a walk around the lake that I took when I wanted quiet. The close proximity also brought about neighborly interactions that I don't find at state parks. Even a new puppy, a coton. I got to hold him close. Then off for the wide expanses of the dunes at Silver Lake.