Our favorite time of the year has come – the time to make our way back to the lake and enjoy the finest things Pure Michigan has to offer! Hooray!
My dad, grandfather, and hubby have been very busy the past few weekends preparing the marina for the spring and summer season full of boats, camping, and fishing. I decided to go up for the first time two weekends ago to do what I do best – get our place cleaned out, organized, and stocked up for the months to come. Despite it being a lot of work initially, it just means that from now on all we have to do is drive up on Friday nights, open the door, and enjoy the weekend in our favorite place with family and friends. What on earth could be better than that?!?
Spring and summers spent in Ludington is a tradition I have enjoyed since childhood. And I was fortunate to find and marry a man who shared my love for the area, as well as my passion for getting away on the weekends to enjoy the best of our great state, and who was just as excited as I was to get married on the shore of Lake Michigan. Ludington is our place. It’s the place we look forward to visiting all winter long and the sanctuary where we invite our family and friends to break away from the demands of everyday life, take a breath, and relax by the water.
Being up north means drinking coffee and reading on the deck, watching the sunshine sparkle over the water, breathing in the freshest of air, morning runs down Lakeshore Drive, soaking up the rays on the beach, walking down to the pier, indulging in House of Flavors ice cream, taking the boat out for a sunset cruise, and having bonfires under a canopy of moon and stars.
This time of year is, simply put, magical. The time spent outside, with loved ones, in addition to the slower pace all of us settle into up there, makes lake life a tremendous blessing to us. I truly believe it is these few months out of the year that somehow satisfy and sustain our souls to get through the long wintry cold months. It’s the grace our spirits need and the thing that gives us hope to keep going in midst of those bitter cold, harsh days.
I have no doubt that this season will be another one for the books! 2015 is proving to be an incredible year and I sense this spring / summer spent back at the lake will be nothing short of awesome and full of the best things in life!
Bring on the fun in the sun and let this fabulous season begin!
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This is my last post for a couple of weeks as I’ll be in Colorado over Memorial Day!
Have a great holiday weekend, friends! <3