In the fall of 2013 I went on a most satisfying photography trip with my dear friend Alexis C. We traveled from Ann Arbor to Mackinaw Island, where we then traveled across the Mackinaw Bridge to explore much of the eastern area of the U.P., then back down the north western side of lower Michigan. It was so much fun that Alexis and I decided to jump in the car and do another trip this year.
Our trip this year was crunched into a short weekend, but as usual, it was awesome! We left on Friday, much later than we had hoped, but we arrived at our destination, Interlochen, MI. where her parents have another home where we stayed. Here are a few of the photos that I took while exploring during our up north weekend 2014.
Before driving back to Ann Arbor, we took the back roads to the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. I just love the drive in the park. I remember taking this route many times with my parents when I was younger. By the time we were leaving it was starting to rain and getting dark. Our signal to head home.
Sweet little Oliver recently turned 2 1/2, so we met at Mill Pond Park to capture his wonderment and play. His cautious ways were a breath of fresh air, as I’m used to chasing after many kids, including my own! He was so inquisitive, talking in such perfect sentences. He loved the castle-like play structure with its ins and outs, and the truck and digger in the sandbox, but I think it was the splash of the stones hitting the water that brought him the most delight! Looking forward to seeing you again in the snow Oliver!