Grand Mere State Park

Hello! Sorry I’ve been so absent lately. Starting a new job while balancing the rest of my life has been… tiring. BUT, I have three really fun weekend adventures to share with you!

First up, our adventures from yesterday! Abe, Scooby and I drove 2.5 hours to the west coast of Michigan to Grand Mere State Park!

We hiked through the trees and over sand dunes to finally get to the beach. Since it was such a trek (and it was technically off-season), the beach was relatively quiet and empty!

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It was absolutely gorgeous and the *perfect* day – 70 degrees and clear with a nice lake breeze! We played frisbee, splashed in the water and ate a picnic lunch of turkey, pesto, spinach and tomato sandwiches and apples.

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On the way back to the car we took a longer route up and over the dunes to check out the views and explore some different trails.

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In true A^2 fashion, we had to find a special place to eat on the way home. Abe worked his Yelp magic and found Red’s Root Beer Stand which was outstanding! Red came out and told us about how he makes the root beer himself each morning, uses only local beef for his hamburgers and chili and how his Chicago dog is *quite* good. Of course we ordered ALL the specialties and they did not disappoint!! The chili was my favorite.

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There were free refills on the root beer and I think Abe had three mugs! I even tried it (I don’t like carbonation) and it was DElicious! I would’ve had more if it wasn’t so painful! 😛

Overall, it was the perfect relaxing and invigorating Saturday! Couldn’t have asked for anything more. 🙂


One response to “Grand Mere State Park

  1. You both look so healthy and happy , Scooby too. We can”t wait to see you in only 10 days. Save us some of those sunny days. Luv u

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