Hello, friends and foes and everyone in between!
Today I am writing from a campground near the beautiful town of Mackinaw City, Michigan. Check it out sometime. If you’re from Illinois, it’s about six hours from the border but it’s a hundred times nicer.
I am currently on vacation. Like most people, I have difficulty unplugging from all the comforts of modern life, so I am still making the most of the free Wi-Fri offered at the camp (unfortunately, the streaming speed is too slow to watch funny animal videos on Youtube …oh, First World problems). Nonetheless, it has been a refreshing four days so far in Michigan.
I visited an old friend from high school in Grand Rapids. It was very last minute, but a nice detour. We haven’t seen each other in five or six years and it was a nice reminder that God will often let you see your friends again in life, even if you move to a different state. Someone once said, “For the Christian, there is no such thing as ‘Goodbye’.”
I decided to climb the sand at Sleeping Bear Dunes. I learned a couple things:
- It was a lot harder than I thought it would be. Climbing on sand probably burns 19 times more calories than on a flat surface.
- It was a lot warmer than I thought it would be (my phone said 90 degrees).
- The dunes were a lot bigger than I thought they would be. I walked for almost an hour toward the direction of the lake and still didn’t make it all the way to the water; I had to turn back to the parking lot to get water and food.
The colors of the leaves seem to change sooner in Michigan than my home state of Illinois. I’m no scientist, but maybe it’s because Michigan is more northern…?
Also, I headed to Headlands International Dark Sky Park to look at thousands of stars, but as fate (or God) would have it, there was too much cloud cover. I saw probably one star, and even that may have been an aircraft.
Just chilling and reading some books at the campground. Tonight I’m hoping to glimpse at least two stars tonight. #doublesuccess
Tomorrow, I am planning to drive up to the Upper Peninsula to look at trees and stuff.
Anyhoo, I hope your life is nice and dandy, wherever you may be on this fine planet.
Until next time,