Tuesday, August 11, 2015

summer adventures

i recently went on a trip to michigan's upper peninsula, and it was so majestic and fun! first we toured the tahquamenon falls state park and then headed over to mackinac island. we packed a lot into three days!

the lower tahquamenon falls were amazing! so much beautiful land to absorb and get lost in. 

 the upper tahquamenon were also quite awesome. they were giant!

when driving around roads in tiny half-abandoned areas in towns like paradise, michigan, i like to make pit stops and see what's there.
 we stopped to check out the sunset on whitefish bay and happened upon a ton of milkweed! and it was covered in monarch caterpillars! i was so excited and totally freaking out -- the monarch life cycle is one of my faves, and i was so glad to see so many going through the process.

then it was off to mackinac island via st. ignace! oh man! SO beautiful. we biked the eight miles around the perimeter of the island and the view pretty much looked like this the entire time.

and sometimes the view looked like this. sigh. this was the view from arch rock. 

i can't wait to get back to the UP and explore some more. michigan is such a fantastic state to travel in, particularly in the summer, with so many great lakes to trample through. summer, summer, please stay and play.

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