Thursday, August 15, 2013

A mini beach vacation with friends

Since a) we're buying a house before the year is over and b) summer is Chicago's best season, we've been sticking pretty close to home. But we needed a little getaway and booked 3 nights at a VRBO rental home in Sawyer, Michigan with our friends.

The 4 bedroom manufactured house wasn't that close to the beach or particularly nicely decorated, but it was just the right size for 4 adults and 5 rowdy children, aged 2 1/2-8.

Here are a few photographic highlights from our trip. Not pictured is adults-only evenings on the deck, drinking wine and stargazing (which is infinitely more interesting with a stargazing app!).
Hours upon hours of sandcastle building
BFFs Zoe and Hank
Climbing to the top of the dunes in Warren Dunes State Park (hard!)
Fernwood Botanical Garden in Niles
So much delicious food
Raspberry and apple picking

You can see all of Josh and my photos here.