Over the last weekend and the better half of the week prior, Scott and I dodged town and headed north. Together with our Chicago family, we spent our days on the northern tip of Michigan’s mitten in Burt Lake – taking over Grandma’s cabin with our bottles of sunscreen, jars of local jams and chocolate bars for nightly smores. (We say Grandma with love, as she’s not really our momma’s mom at all; see more about our Chicago clan right here.)
What started out as a chilly first few days, ultimately turned into sunny, blue blue skies. Fake almost, as if we were vacationing in a postcard. We shopped around Petoskey, caught the Olympic opening ceremonies at the local bowling alley, spent countless hours on a boat and ended every day with a bonfire.
As summer enters August (and our thoughts seem to naturally turn to the looming fall), it felt so good to have no agenda. We have a full month ahead as we simultaneously gear up for the Shop‘s busy season (yes, we’re already thinking of the holidays!) and wind down as we soak up and enjoy these dog days – and we have a few more travels on the agenda, too.
We’re still playing catch up this week – here’s hoping we’ll feel a bit caught up by the afternoon – but those missed days of work were well worth it. Are there any last minute getaways on your calendar? What have you been up to?
You can also check out our first visit to Burt Lake right here!