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Klenke Vacation at Spider Lake

Klenke Vacation at Spider Lake

This trip goes down as one of our all-time favorite family vacations because it reminded us to enjoy & soak in the small and simply things in life: great company, warm, crackling fires, star-filled skies, colorful sunsets, good food, stillness, the ability to walk & hike & smell & see & taste & hear. 

To Really See It: July 2016

To Really See It: July 2016

Most people who aren't from Michigan don't know about these dunes nestled on the western shore - I only knew of the secret Silver Lake sand because one summer my parents loaded up our minivan with coolers & lawn chairs & all four of us girls & made the trip north from Ohio. We stayed in a little motel run by the sweetest old couple, traversed the huge, hot dunes by day and swam in the motel's pool drinking little styrofoam cups of hot chocolate from the lobby by night.