Saturday, July 25, 2009

Back to the beach

After our cup of coffee we headed out and drove north about an hour to South Haven MI. We did not take the highway again today. Lately we have done all our driving on back roads. It has been nice to see the small towns and the many farms along the way.

Once there we went to the South Haven Center for the Arts. They have some very quirky exhibits at this time. The one downstairs are sculptures using recycled objects. It’s very interesting to see "art" made from lid rings, plastic bags, hangers, and other common objects. The exhibit upstairs is by an artist who does pictures using hair. Yes, real human hair. It sounds weird but the pictures were quite nice.

There is an Irish store right next door. Bernie is part Irish so of course we had to check it out. It was a very cute store with lots of great gifts. The owner was there and she let us use her hose to fill up our water tank. Then we walked to the visitor center where we got some information about Michigan.

Next we headed to the beach. We were lucky to find parking right next to the sand. We set out to walk down the pier to look at the lighthouse. We sat on the edge and relaxed while taking in the beauty of this place.

We walked back to Bella because we were hungry. After dinner we decided to go for a walk on the beach. By then the sun was going down and it was a bit chilly so we didn’t get in the water but we got our feet wet.

On our way back to Bella it started to rain and we got soaked. After changing, Mar decided to surprise Bernie by going to get ice cream. While we were waiting in line it rained again and everyone tried to huddle under the eves. We split the brownie sundae with chocolate peanut butter ice cream. It was really good.

On the way there we had seen a Walmart just down the street so we decided to go there to park for the night.


Jan Goldfield said...

When you get to Grand Haven, you will be in my home town. I left in 1959, but still call it home. It's a pretty spot. Check out the state park there and take pictures of the lighthouse. A good place to camp is at Hoffmaster State park, just a few miles to the north.
I love traveling vicariously through your blog. Thanks

kellygirl said...

Hi Mar and partner and I have plans to full time rv in the next few years.
We are making plans now to downsize and get rid of a lot of "stuff."
I enjoy your blog please keep writing it means a great deal to us.
Kelly and Lisa

Mar and Bernie said...


We should be in Grand Haven soon, thanks for the tips!

Mar and Bernie said...

Kelly and Lisa,

Thank you for writing to let us know. We hope you will enjoy RVing as much as we do!