|One of our first treks outdoors upon our return was to |
This is a park located along Lake Michigan in Grand haven.
The natural dunes make it unique.
|The water was likely below 50 degrees F|
but the kids couldn't resist.
|Jane, retreating from the icy cold water.|
|The wind was formidable, it didn't stop the kids from enjoying jumps off the dunes.|
|Do you know what these are?|
West Michigan is Dutch country. The name of a local town is Holland.
I can claim a great great grandmother on my dad's side as being Dutch.
These plants are called Dutchman's breeches.
That being said, the plant is apparently only native to North America, which I am guessing means if I ever get to visit the "real" Holland one day ( which I really hope happens) I won't see these growing wild.
|This family hike was a little reminiscent of |
the family hikes in
Hong Kong, without the bamboo, altitude and heat.
The possibility of never returning to Hong Kong and seeing friends again, was quite fresh in all our minds on this day.
Upon seeing the pristine dunes and the beauty of the Great Lakes, I felt comforted that I was able to return to a place that had such a treasure. God used His creation that day to bring joy to the kids and remind me that He is always near.