Saturday, May 6, 2017

Fall in Love with Michigan

Muchacho stood up on the bow of the kayak trying very hard not to fall off into the Thorneapple River. We told him to sit but he loved to stand and balance on the rocking kayak. He is a natural surfing dog who loves the great outdoors.

Muchacho was the best host and guide for the area. He lives with his owner (my uncle and aunt) on the banks of the Throneapple river near Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Not only does Muchacho love to kayaking, he also enjoys hiking. We visited Saugatuck Dunes State Park. To get to the dunes and beach you must first hike through a beautiful fall forest. Yellow, red, and orange leaves float down from the trees. The forest opens up to a beautiful beach on the edge of Lake Michigan.

The small waves lapped up on the white sand along the beach. The tall grass that grew on the dunes swayed in the wind. The water was freezing at this time of the year. Lake Michigan looks like an ocean, you can't see across and the waves created by the wind make you feel like your looking out over the ocean, minus the lack of salty smell.

After a pleasant walk at Saugatuck Dunes State Park we headed to Saugatuck town only 20 minutes drive away. Here we walked along the marina. The small town has many cute mom and pop restaurants and shops. We stopped at this cute coffee shop called Uncommon Coffee Roasters. I had a pumpkin latte which was fantastic. We sat out on the balcony enjoying the temperate fall weather, muchacho enjoying the view of the small main street.

For dinner we meandered over to The Southerner to meet with my cousin and his friend. Here they serve southern and Louisiana style cuisine. They specialize in fried chicken, fresh biscuits, smoked pork and other comfort food dishes. After a satisfying meal we headed back to my uncles house along the banks of the Thorneapple River.

On my final day in Grand Rapids we visited Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. This was a lovely park to stroll through on a warm fall day.


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