Silver Lake Sand Dunes

To start off my staycation, Eric and I took a little trip up north to Silver Lake Sand Dunes. I love that area! We took the back roads from Grand Rapids into Muskegon, and stopped for fountain sodas along the way. I told Eric we were going on a dune-buggy ride, but I don't think he knew what we were really in for. We headed to Mac Woods Dune Rides first to buy tickets, and waited for the buggy to take us off into the dunes! Sometimes it's called the "sahara of the midwest" because there are just miles and miles of beautiful sand. 

I had so much fun on the dune ride. They have a fun tour guide who drives you around for about 40-minutes in the dunes. You go super fast up and down hills, and it's kind of like a mini-roller-coaster, which I forgot about when I realized Eric was terrified. Hahah, poor kid doesn't like roller coasters! He was hanging on for dear life, and I'd see him close his eyes whenever we'd go down a little sand dune hill. Afterwards he told me, he was going to his "happy place" during the hills. Bahaha. So just a warning, FUN, but can be scary for the wimps in your family.

Afterwards, we headed down the street to see the Little Sable Lighthouse. I've seen this one before, but since it was so close, I couldn't resist coming back! I was bummed though, because I've never climbed the stairs to the top of this one. And when we got there, the elderly couple giving tours said they were closed up for the night. Bummer! Maybe next time we're up at the dunes, which hopefully is sooner rather than later!

I love this striped skirt for nautical adventures. The last time I wore it, I was up in Mackinaw City, exploring the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse. Unfortunately, we're not taking a big 'lighthouse' weekend trip this year like we do every summer, just because we're trying to save money for our wedding. But, getting a chance to see the local ones like this is good enough for me! Plus, we saw another close one in St. Joseph that I hadn't seen before (post coming soon) and we're going to Charity Island for my birthday. Plus, our minimoon will include a few lighthouses too... so I really can't complain.

Outfit details:

Happiness Abounds Skirt c/o ModCloth (similar)
White Top (similar)
Metal-Arm Cat Eye Sunglasses c/o ZeroUV
Braided Crossbody Bag c/o Pitaya
Madewell The Braided Sightseer Sandal (similar)