Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Beach

Sue and I were just too darned close to Lake Michigan to miss going to the beach on Sunday.  We left our motel in Holland and made the short drive over to the beach at Ottawa State Park.  Great decision!  What a gem.
They even had a way for someone in a wheelchair to enjoy the beach!

It was a beautiful day so we decided to go sit on the beach for a while and knit a bit, and take in the scenery around us.  I could have spent hours there.  Of course it would have been much better if we had planned a bit better and brought chairs, and a blanket, and a cooler.  Next time!

Though brief, the stop at the beach was just what we needed to get our day off to a great start.  From there we headed toward Grand Rapids and stopped at the ginormous condominium development known as the River House.  We went there to see the 13 photographs that my brother in law Mike had sold to the developers for use in their lobby.  Here are a few of them:

They are each 40" x 60" and looked beautiful there.  Beside each photograph is a plaque describing the details of the shot.  Very impressive.

Once we finally got out of the parking structure (read:  went round and round and round and...) we made the short journey to the Fred Meijer Gardens to see the Dale Chihuly exhibit.  More about that tomorrow.....

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