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A great Place on the Great Lakes

Hitting the Sand Dunes and other crazy adventures!

For Jason's 11th birthday we offered to get him a class with one of the big name experts from "Forged in FIre". He was to make a knife from a railroad spike and was pretty excited about it. But shortly before we were to leave on this next adventure to the state of Michigan we were alerted to the fact that his instructor was injured and had to cancel the class. So we scrambled and decided we'd make a day of it on the Western side of Michigan.

1 We took the Lake Express Ferry from Milwaukee to Muskegon, Michigan. Wouldn't you know it - high wave warnings the day we left and they were offering "Dramamine" to all passengers. Reluctant to give any to an 11 year old we opted to try wrist bands. No such luck. So midway into the trip we gave Jason a half dose and that helped a lot. Still not a pleasant trip for the poor guy

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2 W stayed at a great hotel in Muskegon where we were upgraded to a suite so that was cool. We watched the movie about the Gladiators of Rome in preparation for our upcoming trip to Rome in August.

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3 We left after breakfast the next day to drive to Meers Michigan and had a great time with our Trex crossing the expansive sand dunes that - I must say - were pretty intimidating. Good thing we had an Excellent driver!

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4 We had a quick lunch at Arby's and headed south to Michigan Adventure Water park where we had a cabana reserved and spent a few hours enjoying the wave pool and the reprieve from the hot summer sun, before we had to head back to the ferry to take us back to Milwaukee.

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5 The ride back was much calmer, we had some pizza and beverages as we made our way back to Milwaukee. Then we took Jason to his football practice and headed off to find a bite to eat before calling it a day. All in all, even though it wasn't what we had planned, it was still a great time together and we promised to try to do the forging class next year when we return to Wisconsin in June 2023.

Posted by Where2FromHere 22:18 Archived in USA Tagged michigan

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