Scenes From A Michigan Adventure

Has it really been almost a year since I last shared an adventure with you (maybe even since last summer)? We went on a long weekend trip up to Michigan to visit with family and friends for the 4th of July and I managed to snap a few photos to share with all of you. My Ma’s best friend has owned a small lake cottage since before I can remember and we spent many weekends and holidays at the cottage when I was growing up. At first, it felt a bit strange to go back to a place I had been to so many times as a kid but haven’t adventured to in over 7 years. However, it was exactly how I remembered: the inviting and quiet woods, the cool breeze of the lake, the 10 mile dirt road you have to drive down to get to the cottage. There were many moments this past weekend where I forgot how old I was, how bad potato chips are for you, and the humidity of Indiana but I suppose that is what vacation is all about.

Most of the woods around their cottage is national forest so, despite there being almost a decade between when I last built forts in them, they have not changed and there is something very comforting about that. Here are a few scenes from hiking to lake Michigan, roadside stops we found while hunting down cherry orchards (cherry orchard pictures coming soon!), hanging out by the lake, and enjoying the 4th festivities.

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  • veggiewhatnow
    July 8, 2015

    Great pictures! Looks like a lot of fun 🙂

  • Cate
    July 8, 2015

    wow, it’s like something out of a dream!

  • Grace
    July 8, 2015

    Your pictures capture the 4th of July of my dreams! I too want to be friends with your Ma’s friend! Would love to go here! Gorgeous!

  • Jessie Snyder | Faring Well
    July 9, 2015

    That picture of the campfire next to the lake! I want to live in that picture. And I love it when sand leads to forest, my favorite contrasting elements. This place seems absolutely magical <3 love how it was the same to you even after all those years.

  • Alissa
    July 9, 2015

    Michigan is the best! Where’d you end up cherry picking?

  • Our Happy Houses (@OurHappyHouses)
    July 9, 2015

    Amazing shots!I just spent a week camping all over Michigan, so I can totally relate to this post! Such a beautiful place!

  • WholeheartedEats Blog
    July 10, 2015

    Wow, what a pretty place! Those peace pipes are gorgeous and remind me so much of home! I hope you bought one of those spicy mango doughnuts (such a good price!)

  • Sherrie
    August 5, 2015

    I WANNA GO TO LAKE MICHIGAN!!!!

  • Ingrid - For the love of pie
    August 6, 2015

    Hi Shelly,

    Just found your blog and I absolutely love it! The design, the recipes, the amount of Americana. Just perfect.

    • Shellywest
      Ingrid – For the love of pie
      August 14, 2015

      Aw thanks so much for the kind words, Ingrid and so glad to have you following along!!

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