Sunday, August 21, 2011

Summer Lovin'

We are back from our mini vacation to the beach. We had such a good time. We went to Holland, Michigan and the little resort area known as Ottawa Beach. We used to camp here at the state park with the boys. This time we rented a small condo right near the beach.

This is the back side of the condos. There were places to sit and look over the water. But we (along with many others) walked down to the beach to see the sunset over the water.

Before it got too dark, I snapped this picture of the lighthouse. Pretty, isn't it?

I didn't take too many pictures while we where gone. Too busy laying on the beach, playing in the water, and eating great food.

On the way home we stopped at our usual beach destination near Michigan City. By the time we got there, there was hardly anyone else there. But the water was still warm, so we stayed until almost dark.

This is called the Florida House.

I've been wanting to get pictures of these houses above this beach. They were built in 1933 for the Chicago World's Fair, "A Century of Progress". There are 4 or 5 in all, made of different materials, and very modern for the time. Thankfully they are slowly being restored and hopefully will be open for tours in the future. If you are interested in more information, search - Beverly Shores World's Fair Houses.

And lastly, I wanted to show you a project I made while thinking of the beach:

Of course, there are no shells like this on Lake Michigan beaches, but I love shells and everything about the beach. (Except for jellyfish!)


Kim K. said...

Yippee for West MI. Nothing beats the beaches and the sunsets.

Kerin said...


Yesteryear Embroideries said...

How pretty the beach and lighthouse look, as well as your lovely creation! So good that you had a good time! blessings,Kathleen