Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Michigan's Upper Peninsula...

This is where I am at this week. Just taking it easy and hanging out with Mom and Dad and Eric. Yesterday was rainy and sunny, and sunny and rainy. Today is nice and sunny but very chilly! It got down into the 40's last night and is only up to 52 degrees...brrrrr-this is supposed to be SUMMER!  It's a little too windy on the lake to get out and fish or float around.

 This is the front (lake side) of my parent's house. They just recently added the sun room, and are in the process of changing out the deck rails to match the wood on the front of the sun room. I just love this path that leads from the house to the lake. They left the sides wild and at first I wasn't so sure I liked it-- but I have to admit it is pretty awesome!

Wild Iris

From the lake looking up the path.

These little duckies waddled all the way up from the lake looking for goodies.

It's about a mile across to the other side of the lake from my parent's house. The whole lake (Brevort Lake)  is about 5 miles long, in the opposite direction. I hope the sun comes out and warms us up so we can get out on the lake! There is a sand dunes (you can barely see it in the pic on the far left), that we like to go to and just beach the pontoon boat and climb the dunes and swim. In the opposite direction, there is a campground with a camp store on the shore that is fun to take the little boat to and get penny candy or an ice cream bar.

That's it for now. More pics of our U.P. adventure coming soon!


  1. How beautiful! Thanks for much for sharing the pics, what a lovely place to stay!

  2. Hi there!
    I really enjoy reading your blog. You really do make some great finds! I saw that you recently took a trip to the U.P. Your parents house is so beautiful! I love that sun porch.

    The reason I'm contacting you is because I am the social media editor for Michigan Travel Ideas magazine and we are currently holding a contest inviting people to share their stories and/or photos about anything Michigan related. Since you recently took a trip to the U.P and have some great photos, I figured you would be a great candidate! If this is something you're interested in entering you can do so on our Facebook page under the contests tab,, or on the contest website,

    If you have any questions please feel free to email me at


    Elizabeth Jensen
    Social Media Editor for Michigan Travel Ideas
    Meredith Corporation

  3. Thanks Elizabeth! I'll check your facebook page out! I hope I'm not too late!!!