Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The U.P.!

For fall break we decided to spend 4 days in the upper peninsula of Michigan. Our good friends, the Hashimotos, even decided to come with us! It was such a fun and much-needed trip! The fall leaves were at their color changing peak and the air was so fresh and crisp. 

We stayed in a really cool, rustic cabin in the Hiawatha National Forest. We spent every morning in a row boat on the small lake that our cabin was situated on. And, we spent every night roasting brats and marshmallows at the fire pit right on the edge of the lake. It was the perfect fall get-away. 

During our stay we hiked 8 miles to the Pictured Rocks on Lake Superior and we also did a short 3 mile hike to a beautiful lighthouse on Lake Superior called the Au Sable Point Lighthouse. It was one of the most breathtaking views I've seen here in Michigan. Austin loved it so much that he's even dubbed the U.P. as his favorite place in America! Pretty wild... haha. 

These pictures don't even do justice to the beautiful and wild upper peninsula of Michigan. 

Frontal view of our cabin. You can see the lake in the background.

The Hashimotos and us hanging out inside the cabin

The view from the back deck of the cabin.

Austin rowing around the lake.

Austin, Brock and Mari at the fire pit behind the cabin.

My loves

We spent every morning out on the water

Hiking to the Pictured Rocks

The Lake Superior beach

Ollie and Mari

Me, Oliver and Austin

We love the Hashimotos! They are adventurists like us!


Ollie and Mari kept holding hands while we were hiking.

We saw so many waterfalls

Oliver always falls asleep at the end of a good long hiking day

We even successfully transferred him to his car seat without waking him up! That's pretty rare these days...

The Au Sable Lighthouse

I love this little guy

I think my father-in-law would live here if he could.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you are having the best time! Awesome pictures!