Monday, July 19, 2010

Miles and Miles and Home Again

Another road trip is history.  We covered many miles again, well over 2000 !  And my body (and especially my bottom!) is happy to be back home again. 

With no set itinerary we have the option of heading in a general direction, then taking in whatever scenic area we desire.  The only requirements for this trip were to head north to where the temps were a little cooler and to take in some sights in Michigan that were new to us.  Since we began our trip on the weekend, we did make motel reservations for the first two nights, but after that, we let the weather and our moods determine the next stop.

The photo above is of Windmill Island at our  first stop in Holland, Michigan.  Of course the tulips were no longing blooming, but still a nice view from the entrance to the park.  We didn't drive on in, but if we're ever in the area at tulip time, we certainly would.

Day two took us to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  We found this to be one of the prettiest parts of our visit to the western shore of Michigan.  If you're ever in the area, be sure to take the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.  And if you are brave enough,  you can slide down the dunes to the beach, then risk a heart attack as you climb back to the top!  We know our limitations so did not attempt! They do have some nice trails and observation areas that are more our speed.

A family tradition has begun.  The requisite photo of our traveling feet.  Motorcycle boots seem a little out of place on the sand dune but at least no sand between our toes here!  My sister and brother-in-law were in Alaska around the same time and sent photos of their feet on the glacier. 
More to come on the remaining miles. I should have begun this post earlier in the day but I have a date with a grandson tomorrow, so I need to rest up for a busy day.   To be continued........


Thimbleanna said...

Oh you lucky girl -- to just point the bike in any direction and go where the wind takes you. Michigan is beautiful at this time of year -- sounds like you had a great time!

Lori said...

Glad you had a good trip and are back home safe and sound. A "wandering" kind of trip is the best kind especially on a motorcycle!