Pleasant Peninsula

Introduction 

I have always felt lucky to have grown up in Michigan. I always bought into the state’s motto: “If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.” I spent my childhood looking about me: Higgins Lake, Kensington Park, Lake Erie, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron (I think I only met Lake Superior when I was a bit older). The Detroit Zoo, Belle Isle, Boblo, Greenfield Village, Scotty’s Fish and Chips, Cape’s Ice Cream in Milford:  the list is diverse and goes on and on. A few weeks ago, Tom and I were lucky enough to take a trip to the Lower Peninsula. Below are some photos of the trip.

Mackinac Island

Lake Huron

Lake Huron

milkweed pod, Mackinac Island

milkweed pod

rocks, trees, steps, Mackinac Island

rocks, trees, steps, Mackinac Island

Sleeping Bear

Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan

pine needles and fungus

pine needles and fungus

shore, Sleeping Bear National Lake Shore

shore, Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore

Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

Detroit

at the Rouge Plant, Dearborn

at the Rouge Plant, Dearborn

from Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry Murals, Detroit Institute of Art

from Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry Murals, Detroit Institute of Art

Cotswold Cottage, Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan

Cotswold Cottage, Greenfield Village, Dearborn

 

at Scotty's Fish and Chips

at Scotty’s Fish and Chips

 

 

4 thoughts on “Pleasant Peninsula

  1. Richard A Manwaring

    Very nice, Lynda. Thanks for sharing. This coming year we hope to make a long road trip that will allow us to explore the beauty of Michigan.

    Reply
    1. lyndaterrill Post author

      Hi, Richard, thanks for the kind words. I think you and Melody would love Michigan. Interestingly enough, for both Tom and me, the overwhelming beauty, presence, and power of the Great Lakes remind us of the Grand Canyon!

      Reply
  2. Tyrannosaurus Fir

    When my wife was growing up, her family took memorable summer trips to Higgins Lake, each season. As a youngster I had no idea of the place (we didn’t travel far afield) but I’ve always thought it was a neat bit of serendipity that it’s the headwaters for the Muskegon River (which I grew up playing along, though much, much further down in Muskegon County/Lake Michigan).
    -Jason

    Reply
    1. lyndaterrill Post author

      Hi, Jason,
      I remember from my earliest childhood how magical “up north” seemed to me. It still seems that way. In fact, I loved summer so much that I thought that it only occurred every few years!

      Reply

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