Thursday, August 04, 2011

Our Beach Trip

Phil, Jane, Amy, and Megan arrived safely last Friday afternoon, but not without a little excitement. In Jane's words, "We prayed that we'd get here safely, but not our suitcases." At least they were delivered to them in the same evening that they arrived here. It could have been worse!

 Time has flown by as it usually does, but we have packed in a lot of fun! Tomorrow we are heading west to Yellowstone, their family by plane and ours by van. Our family plans on stopping by Walnut Grove to see the Little House museum on the way to our first hotel.

The next stop will be Mount Rushmore and onto Crazy Horse and the Badlands.
We'll stay in eastern Wyoming and then meet back up with them at Yellowstone on Sunday.

Since Lake Michigan looks like the sea but doesn't taste like it, we had to take our friends from England there. 

Jane inquired about how big the lake is to which my reply was, "I'm not sure." That's a good question though, isn't it?

Answer: It's 307 miles from north to south and 114 miles across from east to west. Wow! Our God did that!


jules said...

Wow, I didn't realize Lake Michigan was that big! Too bad it's not as warm as the oceans down south.

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

What a great pic!! Looks like you had a great time..

And you learn something new every day.. had no idea Lake Michigan was that big :-)

Penny said...

Oh, I can't even think of the beach now!! We just got back last week, and I am STILL sunburned (BADLY). Lol! Glad y'all had a good time.

chili pepper said...

So glad you are having fun with your friends. Sounds like a great way to round out the end of summer. We haven't been to Lake Michigan in many years... 15 actually.

Enjoy your trip... look forward to hearing about it.


Diana Ferguson said...

So glad your time together is going well and that you are getting to do so many things with them.

Darcie said...

Checking in on your sweet family! Looks like you are having a wonderful summer. Thanks for the piece of trivia!

Darius Cartmell said...

A beach vacation and family reunion at the same time, how fabulous! I hope you get a lot of memorable experiences on the road. By the way, I am wondering why you had your suitcases delivered to you, rather than bringing them in the first place.

Carol said...

The suitcases never made the plane changes so they were left in Chicago. Thanks for writing, Darius.