Monday, August 27, 2012


Way back in February, Noah and I decided that one of the things we wanted to do with the boys this summer was camp.  And we figured that it made sense to do that while we were up north after our time at Barakel.  We found Mill Creek Campground in Mackinaw City, and because we knew we would have a 7 week old with us, we opted for renting a cabin instead of tenting it.  Some day we will, but this didn't seem to be the summer for that.

The cabin was really just a cube with beds in it.  It did have a dorm fridge and a microwave, but no bathroom or running water.  We still cooked over the fire and had to walk to the bathhouse, so that's something, right?

The boys really enjoyed it.  They made somores, got filthy playing, and even got to have a hayless hay ride. Regarding the somores, Elliot looked at me at one point with his hands covered in warm marshmallow and said, "I don't want this attached to me anymore."  Ha!

One day we walked around "downtown" Mackinaw City (yes, this is the same place we stayed one April for a fraction of the cost they charge during the summer.  Seriously, from Labor Day to Memorial Day, this place is a ghost town!)  The second morning we went to Fort Michilimackinac, which the boys thought was way cool. 

It was a great 48 hours of just being us.  Noah described camping to the boys as a "time to slow down and take your time doing things and being a family."  Yep.  I wish we could have had about 3 more days of it!

1 comment:

  1. I love seeing the "100% of the way there" on your blog! What a blessing!


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