Sunday, June 23, 2013

Our First Visit to Saugatuck, MI

From Chicago we drove to Mt. Morris, IL where we spent two nights visiting with Steve & Ginny, Dave's Brother and Sister-in-law.  On Monday June 3rd we drove to Saugatuck, MI where we rented a beach house with Brad & Cindy Gilbert.
The beach house was a bit basic, but it served it purpose and was one of the few houses to sit right on the beach.

Kelly took this panoramic shot of the view from the cabin.

To get to the house we had to walk down a set of 77 steps from the road above.


We had some great weather during our stay, which was perfect for doing a lot of beach walks along Lake Michigan. 

Dave on the Beach.

Here are Brad & Cindy enjoying a few refreshments on the beach.

Kelly is in relaxation mode.

Dave's pretty relaxed too.

Here we all are at the Lake Michigan beach house.

A nice sunset on Lake Michigan.

Tuesday morning Brad had to do a little work before we went to town for breakfast.

Brad & Cindy on the beach house deck.

Spenser and Delaney joined us for the second night.  Here's Kelly with the Gilbert Clan on the beach.

Kelly, Brad & Spenser gathered around what we called the cell tower.  Phone reception wasn't good here, but once they got a signal on the beach, they planted a used bottle rocket in the sand to mark the spot.

Here's the group climbing the steps to head into town.

Spenser and Kelly walking along the Sergeant Marina on Kalamazoo Lake in Saugatuck.

Brad walking along Kalamazoo Lake.

Cindy doing a little shopping.

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