Mark and Lauren Go Places: A Northern Michigan Adventure!


A scene at Sleeping Bear Dunes, in the Northwest of Michigan’s Lower Pennisula.

Hi all,

While summer weather is here, it can still be difficult to get outside and enjoy it. Work and other obligations can be overbearing, but it can do a lot to take some time for yourself and your loved ones and go on an adventure. Even if you are limited in funds, there are pockets of greatness everywhere! Personally, I love hiking and camping. Its a great way to see beautiful places and experience the world on a budget. This summer has started off with a bang, as Lauren and I made our annual trip to one of our favorite locales: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. We also made a brief excursion to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. While we have been to Sleeping Bear Dunes several times, we continue to go and be awed by the scenery and great wildlife sightings. Here are some of our favorite photographs!


-Mark and Lauren


Gulls in the sunset over Platte Point


A firewood vending machine!


Lauren looks into what seems to be infinity


On the Good Harbor Bay trail



A Sandhill Crane, Michigan’s largest bird!


Can you spot our friend?


A deer along the Platte River



View from our campsite in Hiawatha National Forest



An old ferry in the port of St. Ignace


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