Despite picking up an extraordinary amount of overtime at work, I did manage to get to the Michigan Dunes on Friday (6/10) with my eldest son David and my beautiful granddaughter Aniya. It was 100 degrees and sunny but gorgeous out. THAT my friends is my most favorite place to be – the Warren Dunes. It’s like looking at an ocean but knowing it’s just a whopping big lake and I can go in and not worry about sharks or other sea creatures 🙂
I can sit in that chair and watch my granddaughter build sandcastles and swim with her and just enjoy the fresh air and lake breeze. David and I had excellent conversation on our long drive there. Usually I go everywhere with my DIL but she had to work so it was just my son and I which has not happened in a very long time and to talk with him and hear him laugh was fantastic. I think we needed that alone time. I know we needed that alone time to bond again.
For lunch we wanted to stop at Jimmy John’s but when we got there is was closed for 2 more hours. We hit the jackpot as there was a Jewel Grocery Store across the street and instead opted for salami, cheese, and crackers – along with cookies and other snack food. I’m so glad it worked out that way. Aniya enjoyed her lunch on the beach. We stayed for 6 hours and surprisingly this time I did not get fried to a crisp. David, however, fell asleep in the chair and his legs were in the sun- he was burned badly. Poor thing.
All and all, a brilliant day spent with two of the great loves of my life; David and Aniya.