Lake Michigan.

The tides pull me, always.

Our family in Michigan graciously carted us across the middle of the state so that we could play here, at Lake Michigan.

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The sand was so fine, so unlike the beaches in the Florida Keys, which are made of crushed coral.

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And it was very, very chilly if the waves nipped at your toes.

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But the sun…forever bright and shining.

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I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.

.Isaac Newton.

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A trip to Holland, for lunch before heading back.

I’d never seen boxed water.

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And this is where I should have gone to college. ;)

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I think he’s contemplating it.

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And why are buildings not made like this lovely thing, anymore? 

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Little E was so pooped out after his big day running in the sand that he fell right over and went to sleep.

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And so was someone else.

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Here’s to Holland.