United States of America · 8 Days · 57 Moments · July 2018

The Hays Family journi to Michigan

20 July 2018

I think it was scarier for me and daddy on the ground!
Zip lining at Boyne Highlands. Super scary to watch! These boys are dare devils!
I think this was right after we went though some crazy waters! There were waves flying into the boat! So scary and so fun at the same time! Everyone had a blast. (Well, everyone except daddy lol)
After we dropped daddy off at the dock. He just couldn’t hang. He gave it a good try though! Thank goodness we had Darius. This might have been the most fun I’ve had in recent memory.
We took a dip in the lake.
Out on Lake Charlevoix for the day.
Man down! Lol
When daddy was still feeling froggy.
Getting a quick lesson.

19 July 2018

I Love the beach town feel with all the people by the water. Julian, not so much. Lol. We saw a great performance by this steel drum band. High school kids! Too bad darius had to stay home and do homework😕
Back in Charlervoix. Our favorite town up here I think. Had pizza on a picnic table in the park 😊
Back at Torch Lake. Swam at a shallow part and then found this cool park with a public access after the fact.

18 July 2018

Putt putt of course. Nicest mini golf I’ve seen in a while.
Our sand castle turned out to be a cute puppy face! Lol
Beach at St. Ignacias. Water was cold but it was a nice day.

17 July 2018

Sunset at Michilimackinac (or something like that). I looked down for a split second and missed the dang sunset! It happened so quick! Sunsets are absolutely gorgeous here.
Back in Mackinaw city. Lake Huron.
Driving over the Mackinac Bridge! 😳 Lake Michigan on the right and Lake Huron on the left. Super scary.
The Upper Peninsula. St. Ignace. This is actually Lake Huron.
Boys think this is funny....🙄
Cool little general store by the Church. Got drinks and snacks and played some games. Another Great find!
St ignacias Church. Very Quaint.
More of Lake Michigan at the Church. I’m calling this Michigan’s hidden gem.
Lake Michigan at St. Ignacias Church. Going to spend the day there tomorrow. Great find! These pictures are beautiful but they don’t begin to show what the water really looked like. Truly amazing.
Snuck a peak at Lake Michigan while traveling the Tunnel of Trees.
Tunnel of Trees.
Darius and I headed back to Petoskey today. This boy will find instruments anywhere!

16 July 2018

The most beautiful sunset ever! Even though we missed half of it. Lol
Charlevoix town.
The pier at Charlevoix to Lake Michigan.
Back to Lake Charlevoix. This is Round Lake in between Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan. Beautiful town. Great sunset.
Grand Traverse Bay. No Torch Lake that’s for sure!
Torch Lake. It really is perfect. No filter needed! ❤️
Torch Lake. No big beaches, but the water is so beautiful! It’s like swimming in a pool!
Torch Lake. The lady, Barb, in the pic was so nice and gave us some great recommendations!
Lake Charlevoix. Not many pics from my phone. Clear water! Next stop... Torch Lake!

15 July 2018

Petoskey State Park
This is why I love vacation ❤️
Ernest Hemingway

14 July 2018

Little Traverse Bay. Beautiful. Only about 5 minutes from our condo.
First view of Lake Michigan. Gorgeous.
The condo is so nice! Ben couldn’t wait to get in the hot tub. Lol we are a bit in the middle of nowhere but it’s very peaceful.
We made it!
Saginaw Bay. So not what we were expecting! Lol But still pretty in its own way.

13 July 2018

A baseball team and a family reunion and somehow we still had the pool all to ourselves.
University of Michigan
First stop on vacation... a little piano performance for the ladies at work. ❤️