On our drive from St. Ignace to the Keweenaw Peninsula, we stopped off for a quick break at the Sand Point Lighthouse in Baraga. An easy one to get to, this one was right off US-41 in the Ojibwa Recreation Area and is owned by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. When we turned left at the fork, we quickly spotted it and parked off to the side of the road. There were several campers hanging out, playing frisbee and grilling out. We stretched our legs, hung out by Lake Superior for a bit, and grabbed some photos. It looks like they are doing some renovations on the lighthouse, which always makes me happy. We didn't get to see the inside of this one, but were able to peek in the windows for a small glimpse.
For a day of mostly driving along the upper peninsula, I went for my new favorite Banana Republic Medium Wash Straight Jeans. I love the boyfriend-style for a break from my usual skinny jeans. These are so comfortable for a day of travel and adventuring. I also love this cream tunic from ModCloth, which is from their own line. It has such a pretty sheer, crocheted inlay at the shoulders and back, and is perfect for a breezy top in the summer or paired under a cozy cardigan this autumn.
After exploring the lighthouse for a bit, we hopped in the car to make the rest of the trek up the peninsula to Copper Harbor. A 9-hour drive total from Grand Rapids. In even less time, we could drive to Nashville, Pittsburgh, Des Moines, Saint Louis, or Niagara Falls. Crazy, right? It just gives you a sense of how big Michigan really is! We made it to Copper Harbor around 5:30pm or so, checked into our bed and breakfast at Dapple Gray B&B (so amazing), and headed off to dinner in Copper Harbor with Eric's parents, who we met up there!
I’ll be back next week with more from our trip to the Keweenaw Peninsula, including top of the mountain views, lighthouses, and waterfalls galore. This weekend though, we’re off for a weekend in Traverse City to drive up M-22, see a few more lighthouses, do some wine tasting, brewery stops, and some cherry festival celebrating. Plus, Eric is playing a show at Workshop Brewing on Saturday night if you're in the area! We’re looking forward to it. Do you have any fun plans?