Saturday, July 12, 2014

Michigan, Day 6: Traverse City

Our last full day in Michigan so we decided to visit Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. We tried to do a beach day but it was a bit of a fail (the water ended up being too cold and Claudia much preferred the hotel's swimming pool to lounging on the sand). We also drove the scenic parkway and did some sightseeing.

For lunch we picnicked at the beach but our dinner is definitely worth mentioning. Joe's third meal of pizza (his second was at the Jolly Pumpkin) and one of our most favorite meals while in Michigan was at The Filling Station Microbrewery. Fabulous service and food!

The famous Dune Climb. Joe and I wish we could have tried this but it would have been impossible with C. The photo does not do this justice. It was amazing to see these tiny specks of people climbing this enormous sand dune. 
Our attempt at a beach day visiting Esch Beach at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Claudia lasted about an hour and a half before beckoning us to the car.  

One of our views during our scenic drive through the national park. 
Another view during the drive. This is actually the other side of the Dune Climb.

At the hotel pool later in the day. 


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