Beach Beauty

Life is somewhat back to normal in Royal Oak now. I was scrolling through my photographs from the week in Grand Haven and wanted to share these beach shots. I feel so lucky to have grown up next to these beaches. They are there anytime, anyday and we sometimes forget about them in the hustle and bustle of life. I know I took advantage of them when I was younger and living in Grand Haven. My mom and I walked down for a mid morning stoll. The sun and sky were perfect!

 

Buchannan Beach, Grand Haven, MI

 

Later that week, a huge storm blew in that knocked over a bunch of trees in our neighborhood and downtown. I’ve seen a lot of storms come across the lake, but I’ve never seen the pines in our back yard bend like they did during this one. My mom and I were home alone when it hit. We grabbed the cat and headed to the basement! There wasn’t any damage to our house thankfully, but our street was a wreck afterwards. Lots of downed trees and branches everywhere. We jumped in the car to drive to the downtown beach to look at the water. The sky was beautiful!

 

Grand Haven State Park, Grand Haven, MI

This photo was taken at 4:30pm…so you can tell how dark the sky still is. I couldn’t believe people were in the water. They must have been out-of-towners…the rip currents that develop in Lake Michigan can be extremely strong…especially after a big storm like that. Pay attention to the Red Flags!!
It was great to be home and spend time with my family and friends. Coast Guard Fesitival is in 3 weeks and counting! Can’t wait to make it back for all the fun! 
July 13, 2008 - 8:03 pm

Lisa Learman - Hey Meg,
GREAT pics as always! I will see you at Coast Guard!!!!! 🙂