Well I just returned home from a wonderful week away with my family up in Northern Michigan, and thought I’d post some quick shots from the trip.

We started by visiting the Meijer Gardens here in GR, and took Lexi to the children’s garden to play in the water.  She loved it!

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She had the most fun with a water spout next to one of the child sculptures…

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Trying to grab the water…

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Oh no!  Not the face!

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The aftermath…

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Couldn’t resist my parents laughing at lexi’s water experiment… : )

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Then on Tuesday we drove up to Bay Harbor near Petoskey.  We stayed at this very nice place called “The Inn at Bay Harbor” which was absolutely beautiful.  This shot isn’t that great, but its the only one I have of the hotel complex which I snapped while we were driving.

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Before “Gustov” came through, we had perfect beach / pool weather.  This is the “back yard” of the Inn.

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They had a European style life-sized chess game set up.  And of course, we had to put Lexi in the middle of it for some pictures.

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Moving a piece…

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Later, we explored the city, and stopped at this park by the bay.  And… of course… took some more pictures. I put my hat on Lexi and snapped as fast as I could.  The hat was never on her head for more than 2 seconds. : )

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Just before the day was over, Amy saw this tree and we “had to” get some shots by it.  Here are my 2 favorites.

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And to close out this post… a sunset picture of a “Coastline” : )  that I took near the end of the trip.  This one will likely be a wallpaper in the next newsletter… so if you like it… soon it will be yours for the taking. : )

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It was a great trip and was both relaxing and fun… and well needed after a busy wedding season.  Now its back to work!

Oh and soon I will post some favorites from last weekend’s wedding in Detroit with Michelle and Danny!  Thanks for being patient guys!

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