Saturday, July 15, 2006

A Day at the Beach

What a beautiful day! We went out to Holland, Michigan which is just about two hours northwest of us. The weather was gorgeous- 95 degrees outside, the water temperature was 74. We got out there just after noon and spent a good 4 hours or so out on the beach. It was crowded, but we found a cozy spot in the sand, Savannah had a blast, Sawyer loved the sand ...and he even took a really good nap on the blanket under a little makeshift sun shade.

It was so nice and hot out, the kind of day where the sand burns your feet, and the water was unbelievable. It was so perfectly cool and refreshing and clear and beautiful! Savannah wanted to be in the water pretty much the whole time, jumping over the waves.
Very different from the Oregon Coast!!
Oregon beaches: 45 degree water
Michigan beaches: 75 degree water
Oregon beaches: salt water
Michigan beaches: fresh (and clear) water
Oregon beaches: empty beaches
Michigan beaches: no empty spaces near the water
Oregon beaches: people in sweaters
Michigan beaches: people in swimsuits
Oregon beaches: always windy
Michigan beaches: barely a breeze
Oregon beaches: no one in the water
Michigan beaches: too hot to not be in the water

As much as we loved visiting the beach back home, spending as many weekends at the coast as we could, it's nice to know we have a decent replacement here. We will definitely be visiting the Michigan coast as often as we have the chance!

p.s.
*Happy Anniversary Dan and Holly*

1 comment:

Holly Smith said...

Wow!!!

I never saw it that packed in Ludington. The picture looks like a postcard. And I can't believe that Sawyer just crashed out on the beach... what a cutie! I'm sure that Savannah had a blast. I'm really glad you guys were able to make it to the "beach" on such a beautiful day!!!

We miss you!
Holly