Remember your first field trip to the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes?

s anyone who grew up in Michigan knows, by about the 2nd grade, a school field trip to the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes is a requirement to Michigan Citizenship! The first glimpse of that big sand pile creates excitement to all that are under the age of about 12 years (give or take)…

Happiest when I am afloat!

I often wonder if its just me, or does everyone feel giddy when they sit behind the steering wheel of a boat the first time each summer. Torch Lake, located in Northwestern Lower Peninsula of Michigan is my “Home Lake”. I grew up here. It’s crystal blue even on a cloudy day! The south end is famous for it’s sand bar (Not just because Kid Rock wrote a song about splashing through the sand bar!) Sometimes it looks like party central. It’s fun, but I always keep in mind the lake is 20 miles long and there’s more to it than just the sand bar.