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Last week my whole family went to Holland, MI. For those of you from Ohio or in Ohio, you might say to us, "Are you crazy? Why the hell would you step foot on the state up north?" To which I would respond with, "My sister went to school in Holland and they have nice beaches."

So we left Tuesday and drove up with my brother and Toby. It was a pretty smooth trip and only about 4.5 hours driving with one stop for food/gas/bathroom.

My parent rented a house steps from the beach in a great little area near parks and about 15 minutes from downtown Holland which we thouroughly enjoy! We (my sister, mom and I) shopped a lot in Holland and the boys just walked around window shopping and occassionally stopping in local bars for a beer. It was great weather but a little cool for the beach. It didn't reach but 75 or so during the afternoon and the evening were cool.

We played cornhole, visited the local put-put/go cart place, ran Toby in the lake, laid out by the lake, visited Sagatuck, and spent 85% of the time just relaxing. It was nice to be in Michigan with my family and not in Ohio. Almost a year ago to the date, my mom was having her surgery for her cancer. So although it was right around father's day, we spent a lot of time reflecting on what the past year brought to us, both the good and the bad. Mostly the good. We couldn't be more happy than to have more days and vacations with our Mom!!!

As always, I have taken several pictures to document our time... enjoy!


~Jess said…
It sounds like you had a wonderful trip, especially having your mom there.

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t.w.i.t. said…
I love the picture of Toby. The one by the beach, not the semi-erotic one.

Who fed your cat while you were away? (That's not a euphemism, I was looking for a shout-out.)

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