Monday, July 23, 2012

To northern shores

What do North Carolina natives do when they go to the midwest? Spend a day at the beach, obviously! Only the beach here is quite unlike the beaches of the South... Lake Michigan sure looks like the ocean, but it's all a deception. There is no seaweed, no tide, no real seashells, no sharks, and no saltwater. But there is water, sand, and sun, and on a clear July Saturday, it's one of the best places to be. So we packed our bathing suits, towels, and sunblock and headed two and a half hours northwest to Warren Dunes in Michigan.

I read my book on the shore and got an awesome tan, while the others played frisbee in the waves, climbed the dunes, and gathered pretty stones to build an epic sandcastle, which ended up being built on top of my feet. Everyone had a great time, as you can see from our picture!

For those who might be wondering how I managed the sand... well... here's the recipe for success: collect a few of your most innovative and energetic friends and a sled, and strategically place yourself near the largest and strongest men you can find.  I'll let your imaginations figure out the rest. ;) Just know that it involved Moriah holding onto me and muttering, "This is so terrifying!" while I playfully shouted, "MUSH!" (And don't tell her I said so, for fear of her ego exploding, but Tall/Crazy Hannah was the genius mastermind behind it all.)

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