Brett and I took a spontaneous day trip on Saturday to explore two lighthouses we haven't been to yet! I've decided that we are such old people. It was honestly the best day ever... and it was spent traveling up the coast of Lake Michigan searching for lighthouses! But we both had so much fun. We absolutely love lighthouses and living in Michigan is perfect, because we have hundreds. First, we headed up to Shelby, Michigan to look for Little Sable Point Lighthouse. This was was located at the end of a dead-end drive in a state park. It was so tall! We loved it!
We had such perfect weather. It was so warm and the sunshine was perfect for a day of adventure. I love that my car is always full of sand from our trips we take. Living in Michigan suits us so perfectly. We kept talking about it all day long... how much we love living here. We have so many trips and plans for this summer - just in our state alone! I can't wait to take all of them.
shorts - american apparel | cross town beauty mini cross bag - shop ruche
cardigan - h&m | sunglasses - forever 21)
After that, we headed up another hour north to Ludington to check out Big Sable Lighthouse! We pulled into the state park and parked... and got out and saw a sign that said "Lighthouse 1.8 miles". But you couldn't drive to it - it was all on foot! We were so shocked! I've never been to a lighthouse where you couldn't just drive right up to it! So we set out on foot, through the dunes, 2 miles to get to the lighthouse. It felt like such an adventure!
We kept seeing signs for "Historic Shipwreck" and we had to go check it out. It's a shipwreck that washed right up on shore in 2004! You could see a few elements of the wreck right on the beach. How awesome is that?! Then finally, in the distance, we saw the lighthouse. It's just so much more fun when you travel so far to reach something like this... and you finally see it. Like the time we explored the secret lighthouse last summer. So. much. fun.
The lighthouse was gorgeous. It was amazing to see to see the lighthouse on a little pointe of Lake Michigan where you see the lake from the west and north. After that, we explored the downtown strip of Ludington and ate dinner at a cute Italian restaurant. What a seriously fun day... I can't wait to start traveling more now that the weather is so lovely! We made a little video below! A little bit shaky, but I'm so excited to start doing more video. Have a great week, everyone!
(song: lemuria - chautauqua county)