Saturday, August 18, 2012

Vacation: Ocean without the Salt

Psalm 34:8
O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him

It's was vacation time for the Rossimores and we decided on Holland, Michigan. Why you ask?  We wanted water without the super long distance drive and that's what we got.  I mean, I expected water, but what I didn't expect was the 'ocean feel'.  In fact it was EXACTLY like being at the beach without the salt water (and as silly as it sounds - without the fear of sharks).  There were waves and loads of beautiful sandy beach.  The weather was perfect as well.  Definitely glad we opted for this instead of Florida.

Me enjoying the water and waves

The girls and me in the sand

We also visited the dunes while we were there.  They were amazing too!  

We went on a Dune Buggy ride and it was like being on a roller coaster (even that wierd funny stomach feeling when we went over hills). 

After a while, the driver stopped on one of the hills and let us stroll and view the lake below.

Then we traveled on toward Chicago and took a little boat trip.

I'm not sure what's up with my posture here.  I'm just gonna blame it on my outfit.

We rode a double decker tour bus. 

Then we visited Chinatown.

Here's the view from our Hotel window on our one night stay in Chicago.

Thanks for visiting!  I hope we've inspired you to take a peek at Michigan for yourself one day.


  1. Thanks Jennifer! It was a great getaway for us. My mother and father in law came with us as well. They babysat a couple of evenings which gave me and the hubby an opportunity to walk on the beach in MI and see the sights in Chicago alone. : )