Thursday, May 12, 2011

Favorite Vacation(s)

Day 23 of the 30 day blog challenge calls for me to tell about my favorite vacation. Now that's a tough one. Do I pick one of my many trips to Toronto? Or perhaps Provincetown? The unforgettable cruise that I took my parents on last year? What an amazing camping trip last year too. Or was it driving across the country with my family to see my uncle. As a child my mother would throw us all in the car and we'd disappear to somewhere on the spur of the moment. Then there was my summers spent in Arkansas on my grandfathers farm. As a young adult, I would travel to visit my sister wherever she happened to be living at the time, like Williamsburg, Virginia or Los Angeles. Then there was the trip to Mackinac Island with my husband, good times indeed. It's tough to choose my favorite.
Minors Castle before the 2006 collapse
For some reason though one comes to mind that stands out. That was the week that I spent with my niece, Tammy. We climbed in my two seat convertible and took off. We took the ferry across Lake Michigan to Wisconsin and headed North from Green Bay. We stopped at so many waterfalls along the way that we lost count. We traveled up into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and toured old copper mines. Our travels took us to the very tip-top of the state to Copper Harbor and across the U.P. stopping at Minors Castle in the Pictured Rocks National Shoreline of Lake Superior. And eventually to Tahquamenon Falls near Paradise, Michigan and Sault Ste. Marie ( or "the Soo" for short ).

Tehquamenon Falls

Then it was across the Mackinac Bridge to the Lower Peninsula of Michigan and eventually back home to where I was living in Battle Creek at the time.

We had a little pop-up tent and a small convertible as our only protection from the elements and would camp wherever we could find. Sometimes right on the beach and other times in the woods. It was an amazing trip that we both still talk about. One of those trips when you really start to discover yourself. I think that's why it stands out as my favorite.

But I've enjoyed all of my travels. I really love to discover new things and experience all that life has to offer.



That corgi :) said...

looks like and sounds like beautiful areas you covered on that trip. It sounded like quite an adventure too! I hadn't pictured Michigan or Wisconsin quite like this, but it does sound like very pretty places you visited!

take care of yourself


sophie...^5 said...

You certainly have seen some mighty fine places...nothing better than 'spur of the moments'...'cause you never know what's around the corner...such peace in exploring and travelling!

Anonymous said...

Jack wrote: "No one can ever say you sit still!"

Stew said...

Wow. All that and I didn't even mention my month long walk-a-bout in Australia. That would have to be pretty high on the list too.

That corgi :) said...

dang it, I am finding that Blogger wiped out everyone's comments when they were down yesterday; hope you had a chance to read mine before it was wiped away, but did want to say that I did enjoy reading about your favorite vacation with your niece! I am sure it was memory filled indeed!!