As many of you know, our family took a cross country trip exploring the North shore of Lake Superior, the Upper Peninsula, then into Canada, over to Niagara Falls, back into the states and over to the Adirondack Mountains, and finally hitting our destination on the coast of North Carolina. We had such a great trip and made many memories! All in all, we were gone for a total of three weeks, and getting back into the swing of things has been super difficult for me. I've kept up with taking pictures for my 365 project, but haven't kept up with anything else project related. So, now, I'm finally beginning to play catch up and I'm a little overwhelmed. However, I'm going to push forward in this project because I've made it so far! Here's to another 183 days! I'm halfway there, and not stopping now!
His last night under our roof for a few months. This boy is growing up and moving on to great things. My Mama heart hurts, but it's all a part of the journey. Excited to see what lies in the future for this gifted, super handsome, entrepreneurial spirited young man.
First day on our journey, headed to Duluth for the night. We had never been to Duluth and loved it!
Sparklers for the 4th! We camped in Temperance River State Park and had the best campsite ever, just steps away from rocky shore of Lake Superior.
I had to let this be my picture for this day because it was for sure one of the most memorable parts of our trip. We took a 6 mile steep hike completely unprepared and suffered greatly for it. This is the view we found at the top, but I'm telling you, there is no view that would have been worth the misery we endured to get up there. We ran out of water before we even reached the top, and had not eaten lunch when we departed for the hike. It was stupid, and we'll never go unprepared again!
This was steps away from our campsite. So gorgeous!
Our next stop was Presque Isle in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. The setting was absolutely beautiful, but the campground was not our style of camping. We like to have privacy, and the campsites were like being in a fishbowl. We also had a very loud and early riser next door (I'm okay with early, but loud in the morning..NO), so we packed it all in early and decided to move on to Munising, MI. It was a great decision! It gave us more time to explore the Upper Peninsula, which I'm so thankful for. We could have spent a week here, easily!
We walked around downtown Munising before heading over to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The light and shadows in this abandoned building drew me in.