Hello! It's been a couple of weeks now and in that time they boy and I have been all over the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and back again. What a trip and what a place! Lakes the size of oceans, powerful waterfalls, blazing fall color, incredibly friendly people, and so much more. While I weed through the over 1,000 photos we took to share some highlights, I thought I would tell you this: We did some serious dreaming about living up there. It's just that gorgeous. And so… we almost bought a house, a truck and a boat. Have a look:
This one-room beauty right on Lake Superior is weighing heavy on our minds. What a spectacular dream it would be to hunker down and live a la Thoreau in this rustic cabin. Not pictured: an equally charming sauna right next door. The little beach it's on is at left below.
We stumbled on this 1973 Toyota Landcruiser — a dream vehicle for both the boy and me — while tracking down a lighthouse that you can stay in. Despite a ridiculously good price, it topped out at 35 mph making it a bit tough to get back home (although it could have made it to that sweet little cabin above, non?!).
And last but not least, this beauty of a little wooden boat. Don't worry, we did more than shop on our trip, but this is what vacations are all about: getting outside your routine, dreaming a little and basking in the beauty of nature — more on that part later this week when I get through all those photos! In the meantime, it's also lovely to be back!