Dreaming of the Beach!

Hi all you beautiful wonderful happy SQUEE-Peeps!!!

I don’t know about you, but I’m dreaming of the beach.  And not just any beach … some Lake Michigan beaches.  Little Sable Point Lighthouse in Mears, MI, and the lighthouses in Grand Haven.

Mary Kate's Favorite Michigan Beaches

If you’ve never been to Michigan, then you, like me, might be surprised to know that Michigan has some beautiful sandy beaches with brilliant blue waters and gorgeous sunsets.  It’s true.  There is sand in Michigan.  And sandy beaches.  (Check out the Sleeping Bear Dunes!!!)

Growing up a sun-loving, beach-cruising, flip flop-wearing punk kid in Florida, my first visit to a beach in Michigan was filled with scoff and me being entirely unimpressed.  I mean, what was a Great Lake compared to the Atlantic Ocean?  Seriously???  But that was the immature me.  LOL.  After a few years in Michigan, when I met and married Paul, I needed picture ideas for my dad’s Christmas present – a monthly calendar for the new year.  After taking all the pictures I could of Dexter and Ann Arbor, I needed to expand my horizons, and my dad was career Navy … so I thought, “Lighthouses.”  A Navy man must love the water and lighthouses.  … And so began my eye-opening awakening to the beauties of Michigan and the maritime culture.

Since then I’ve become a Great Lakes-ophile.  I looooooooove so many of the beaches.  I’ve written about them (Love AND Revenge and Damn, Girl. That Sucks.), and they even inspired me to travel to Duluth, MN to see the Split Rock Lighthouse which sits along the North Shore of Lake Superior … and the geology there … and the rocks … SO COOL!!!

So as the temperatures warm and the sun gets brighter and happier, I’m thinking of the beach and wishing to be there.

What’s your favorite beach that you’ve ever been to???

Happy Friday!!!

Hugs and Silliness,

Mary Kate :0)





4 thoughts on “Dreaming of the Beach!

  1. I lived in Kalamazoo, MI; took a couple of classes at Western MI Univ; worked part-time at Kal. Spice Extraction Co; was heavily involved as Public Relations/Publicity Chair as a member of NOW, MI chapter; went to every Great Lake that touched Lower and Upper MI and actually went into them…brrr; participated in the Univ of MI, Ann Arbor Art Festival, and I agree with you, the lakes are wonderful. MI is a great place to visit but the winters were too much for me.

    • Mimi!!!! The winters are a bit rough. But after 20 years, I finally don’t mind. I just found creative ways to make winter work for me. :0) As for the AA art festival … one of my favorite things to do in the summer. Of course you participated!!!! You’re fantastic!!!! K-zoo, haven’t spend too much time there, but they’re supposed to have a balloon festival that is wonderful. It’s on my list. I didn’t know you’d lived in MI. That’s cool!!! Cold for you, heaven for me. :0)

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