Monday, May 26, 2014

Sleeping Bear Dunes

Memorial Day weekend we camped at the Platte River Campground at the Sleeping Bear Dunes. It was our first time in a National campground. It was very nice and clean and quiet. Our campsites were nice and snuggled in light woods, that had cool paths for the kids to run and play, but that also meant we had mosquitoes. That was the bad part. They were terrible. The bathrooms were clean and not many sites shared the one near us (very near), despite the fact that the campground was full. Showers were always hot and available, most likely because you had to pay for them. $1 for a 6 minute shower. We climbed the dunes, took the Pierce Stocking scenic drive, went to the Glen Haven days and participated in a lifesaving drill from the 1900s, rented a boat and kayak, played in Lake Michigan and had a simply GREAT time. Greg made it extra special for us by demonstrating all the skills he never learned in the navy because he was on a plane. Maybe a boat might have been a good idea? The weather was absolutely perfect! We woke up early to leave this morning as it was overcast and looking like rain. As we were heading out of the park, it started to sprinkle. God certainly blessed us on this trip.