Tuesday, July 14, 2009

We Just Got Back From Da' YOOPEE!!!

We had so much fun. First we stayed in St. Ignace for the fourth of July and got to watch the Fireworks over Lake Huron... it was great, though cold... The Upper Penn seemed to be about 10 degrees colder than the Lower Penn at all times. We moved on to Tahquamenon Falls where Maelan became a dirt monster withing ten minutes, and we practically got carried away by Mosquitos... but we did get to see the Upper and Lower falls on the Tahquamenon River, plus we got to see a Snapping Turtle laying her eggs, which was very neat. We then decided to skip the Pictured Rocks and go into the Porcupine Mountains... It was beautiful there. We decided to then stay there most of our trip. The shore of Lake Superior was absolutely GORGEOUS. The woods out there are untouched and amazing. I was hoping to see a bear, but saw very little wildlife... except of course the three baby skunks who decided to basically roast marshmallows with us one night... that was a little frigtning, but they didn't spray at all... they were completely unafraid of us... one was sitting right under my chair.... I will tell you that was an uncomforitable place to be:). We moved on from the 'Porkies' as they are called up there and returned to St Ignace where we had Pasties (Google Pasties, they are delicious:)) and bought famous Mackinac Island Fudge for us and the rest of our family. We then moved on and stayed in Petosky Michigan for our last night. We found at least 14 Petosky stones on the Lake Michigan Beach up there:) (BTW, if you don't know what a Petosky Stone is... look it up:) They are VERY interesting). We then returned home, just in time for our 4H fair... so we are still rather busy. Above are a few of my favorite pics from our trip.


  1. Awesome pictures Tara! I bet the girls had a blast! I'd love to take a vacation like that. One question... how do you do it with four children? Oh my! You're my hero =)

  2. HA, it is so much harder than it looks, I swear! Four kids is alot of work, but I wouldn't trade them for the world... now camping with four kids... well... if being at HOME with four kids is hard, try it without running water....;)