The summer days are quickly falling by the wayside.
The hustle and bustle of the summer schedule is soon to be replaced by the just-as-hustled-and-bustled schedule of school. Pool days will quickly turn to school days. Days will grow cooler and darker while our fun in the sun gradually shifts to fun inside. And the mornings of sleeping in will become something we dream about doing only infrequently on the weekend.
This is the unavoidable cycle of the seasons.
And I think I’m OK with moving onto fall. However…
Not before creating one last summer memory during a quick getaway to Lake Michigan.
My Husband and I, enjoying our time together during our trip.
For a long time my husband and I rarely went anywhere far without our children.
However, a few years back we started trying to carve out more moments just for us, and since then we have not looked back. This periodic time alone is good for our marriage and a well deserved and much needed break for both of us from life’s daily grind.
This year, for three full days, we decided to visit the small town of South Haven, Michigan – which is about a three hour trip from our home. Close enough to drive, far enough to feel like a true vacation.
We had no idea what to expect, having never visited the small town on the eastern coast of Lake Michigan. However, any expectations we had of the trip …
Were far exceeded.
The quaint bed and breakfast we found online was as beautiful and private as we had imagined.
Biking the town using the B&B’s complementary bikes provided a great way to sightsee and shop.
The restaurants and nightlight left us enjoying romantic dinners for two, waterside drinks and late night entertainment.
We even managed to squeeze in a jazz concert by the harbor and an afternoon/evening visit to Saugatuck, MI – a larger town just a short car ride away – to meet up with good friends.
And the beaches left me speechless. They were beyond anything we had ever imagined possible in our neighboring state of Michigan. It felt as though we were ocean-side, minus the heavy, salt water.
Yet by far, my absolute favorite part of our trip was:
Chasing the sunset…
Just like that.
An amazing sunset to a just as amazing summer.
OK school year… bring it on. I’m ready.
Leave a Comment: Have you ever been able to take an occasional getaway without kids in tow? I feel so fortunate that we are able to do so.
We forgot our “real camera” on this trip SO this week I plan to link up with mamamash and Greta at g*funk*ified who co-host #IPPP (iPhone Photo Phun). Not only were all these photos taken with my Phone, but due to Siri, we also had the precise calculation of the sun’s departure for our chase to see it smolder into Lake Michigan! 🙂