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2011/217: Summer Roadtrip, Michigan Part 7

Don’t worry, at this point our vacation was almost over…. only a few more posts to suffer read through 😉
First on the agenda on Wednesday, July 13 was Big Sable Point Lighthouse at Ludington State Park, but when we found out that it would be an almost 2 mile walk each way…. on the beach… in the sand… in flip-flops, because our shoes were under all the luggage in a storage compartment.. we decided to skip it instead. I would have liked to go, but I don’t think the kids would have lasted, certainly not without complaining most of the way. There’s always next time, and we’ll be better prepared. We did spend some time on the beach, even though it was chilly and windy.

Next was Ludington North Breakwater Lighthouse. They were open for tours and we all went up, even Melissa, who was less than thrilled about the spiral stairs of Sturgeon Point Lighthouse.  This one didn’t have a spiral staircase, it had ladders, and neither of the girls was happy about having to climb down backwards. We had quite the view from the top, even though it’s not a very tall lighthouse. It was a looong way back to the beach! You don’t realize how far it is when you’re walking on the pier (trying to dodge the crashing waves).

Little Sable Point Lighthouse is inside Silver Lake State Park, and one of my favorite lighthouses. All four of us took the long spiral staircase to the top and enjoyed the view… and the little fun facts on the railing.

We made a quick stop at a winery in Silver Lake, and then we were off to White River Lighthouse

…stopped at another winery on our way to Muskegon South Pier and Breakwater Lights …

… and then went to Grand Haven State Park, and Grand Haven Lighthouse before calling it a day and finding a hotel in Holland.

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17 responses

  1. Daneen

    What a great trip! Love it! Don’t you wish you had to wear sweatshirts in July at home?

    5. August, 2011 at 07:36

    • That would be nice, Daneen! At least in the mornings 🙂

      5. August, 2011 at 12:03

  2. Another place I’m going to have to get to someday (no, I don’t get out much)! My husband and his dad are actually in Grand Haven today and tomorrow for the Coast Guard Festival and Art Fair. My father-in-law is one of the artists.

    5. August, 2011 at 07:42

    • How exciting! Will you have pictures (that your husband or father-in-law took) to share on your blog?

      5. August, 2011 at 12:04

  3. nooo, I’m lovingthesevacation pics!! I had no idea therre were so many different lighthouses, love all of them!

    5. August, 2011 at 08:13

    • Thanks, Doreen, so glad you’re enjoying them 🙂

      5. August, 2011 at 12:05

  4. and clearly I am back to not being able to see 😉

    5. August, 2011 at 08:14

    • Stinkin’ WordPress 😛 I don’t know what the heck they’re doing (they probably don’t know either!). For the last few days, the font is smaller than it used to be… or at least slightly messed up, where parts of the letters are missing. Very annoying!

      5. August, 2011 at 12:07

  5. You had quite the tour of lighthouses, didn’t you? Flip flops on the beach? Never – gotta go barefoot!

    5. August, 2011 at 09:46

    • Yes, quite the tour! Flip-flops were usually off on the beach, unless it was rocky, or the sand was really hot…. or while I was taking pictures, because it just wasn’t practical to carry them 😉

      5. August, 2011 at 12:09

  6. We’re not suffering through this at all. Thank you for sharing!

    5. August, 2011 at 14:42

  7. I love your work it’s stunning…Simply stunning.

    5. August, 2011 at 19:06

  8. I just love seeing all of those light houses! They are wonderful!

    5. August, 2011 at 23:11

  9. loving all these pics!

    8. August, 2011 at 12:34

  10. Becky Sue

    Beautiful fresh water lighthouses! You know how to vacation!

    10. August, 2011 at 08:11

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