I hate being cold.
There are plenty of people that would say they’d rather be cold than too hot, but I don’t understand them.
I know this is crazy coming from a Michigan girl, so when I went home last Christmas, I decided to do something I had never done when I lived in that beautiful state: hike to Lake Michigan in the snow.
I hijacked one of my mom’s cars while she was at work and drove the hour and a half to Saugatuck Dunes State Park. Actually, I’m still not sure if I was trespassing or not because it was winter, but either way, it was worth it.
After finding the trail I wanted to follow, I made my way toward the water.
I didn’t have my good hiking shoes yet, much less boots, and I wore fuzzy fashion boots. So what does that mean? I ended up sitting on my heels and sliding down the hills, pretty much on my butt. I figured it was better than rolling!
After wandering along the shore for a bit, I found a loop back to where my car was.
It was a quick hike, which was perfect for me. There is nothing like the peace and solitude of being on a trail in winter. I’ll definitely be doing THAT again.
I can’t believe it took me 26 years and a move to another state to appreciate the beauty of Michigan. Looking forward to exploring more and more each time I go home!