Into the Woods: Camping, Part 2

14 September, 2012

in Into the Woods

North Bar Lake and Lake Michigan

On the second day we went to North Bar Lake. It’s a gorgeous little spot where a smaller interior lake is connected by a small stream to Lake Michigan.

Kayaking with Luke

My cousins brought kayaks this year and now my family is wholeheartedly into kayaking. I took Luke out for his first kayaking trip out on Lake Michigan.

Lake Michigan, from the kayak

Looking across Lake Michigan…

North Bar Lake Beach from the Kayak

…looking back at North Bar Beach.  Have you ever seen so many gorgeous blues and greens?!

Beach, Lake Michigan

We took a couple nice long walks down the beach looking for skipping stones again and the coveted petosky stone.

petosky diptych

And look!  Luke found one!!  He is the only one in our family to have found a petosky stone and this is his second time doing so! The kid definitely has an eye for detail and is my little collector.

New kayak lover

Brodie took to kayaking like a duck to water and kayaked for hours.  I love watching my boys discover a new interest and learn a new skill!

Doing his own thing, Lake Michigan

And I enjoy how Jordan, even as he’s the youngest often following along, feels free to do his own thing when he wants to do so.

Comparing skipping rocks, Lake MichiganSkipping rocks in Lake Michiganskipping rocks in Lake Michigan

I feel incredibly grateful and blessed that we can provide our children days in the sun and water where their only task for the day is to find the best skipping stone in the lake.

Thanks for taking another peek at our camping adventures.  What bit of nature can you find for yourself and enjoy this weekend?


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ElleNo Gravatar

Wow! Nothing compares to the crystal clear waters that you shared in the photos. It is indeed a very great place with lots of stuff to do. My family usually went to a camping site in the woods and it is really cool. I guess we will go for a beach camping this year for a change. Cool!

Elle @


ElizabethNo Gravatar

Elle, Thanks for visiting! Glad you are inspired by it. :)


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