20 August 2010

"No matter what happens, travel gives you a story to tell."

At the end of July we took our first family vacation to New Buffalo, Michigan.  We stayed in a hotel suite on the beach, it was the perfect family get-away with two young kids.  Everything was within walking distance....the beach, restaurants, shops etc..  We spent the first day on the beach and we discovered our little 2 year old, Mallory is NOT a beach girl!  She didn't like the sand and was afraid of the water.  After much encouragement I finally got her to feel the water and put her feet in it!  Jillian, being 4 months old, slept through most of the beach day.  We have higher hopes for sand and water days as they get older.  Another day we took a drive along the scenic Lake Michigan coast and discovered a beach/dunes that was beautiful!  We agreed if we come back we definitely need to make that a day trip!  My favorite night of our little vacation was our last night there.  We ate dinner at the hotel restaurant and sat outside on the patio facing the harbor.  It was a goregous night and we took our time with dinner as we watched the sunset.  After dinner we walked over to the beach, with the sun just having set and the summer breeze it was the perfect night!   It definitely was hard traveling with two young kids in diapers but undoubtedly worth it!  I hope to make our Michigan vacation a yearly occurance and I'm looking forward to the memories we'll continue to make there!

The few moments we got her to play in the sand!

Baby Jillian and Mommy
Quick shot while she finally touched the water!

Local ice cream shop stop

Dinner on the hotel patio...Mallory's expressing her dislike for the camera!  

Jillian and daddy at dinner

Our view from the patio at dinner

Evening walk along the beach

1 comment:

Naomi Jane said...

Tricia! Your beach vacation sounds and looks fantastic! I love the pictures and am so happy you guys have found a perfect summer spot. I know you'll have many more wonderful trips there with your family! I miss you and love you! Love, Naomi

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