Winter Beauty at Tahquamenon

To celebrate our 39th anniversary last weekend, Alan and I ran away to the place where we met (almost 50 years ago)…Michigan’s beautiful north country. We spent the night in one of our favorite motels by the straits of Mackinac.

Then, after an A+ breakfast to fortify ourselves for the daywe headed across the Mighty Mac and on toFor any of you who’ve never been there,even the ride across the bridge is special!The views—like this shot of Mackinac Island—are spectacular.We decided to visit Tahquamenon Falls, which has been a favorite spot for years.There are both the “Lower Falls” (in the above pictures)and the “Upper Falls,” which are the second highest falls east of the Mississippi. In the spring 50,000+ gallons of water per second gush over the falls.I can remember snow shoeing behind these falls back in “the olden days” when there were no boardwalks…or restrictions!Alan and I have fond memories of scuddling and jumping with Aaron through the leaves in the fall here back in 1976. We had come with Alan’s mom to celebrate Aaron’s first birthday!In fact, we have many precious memories of walking through the “murmuring pines and the hemlocks” with all our kids!It really turned out to be the perfect place to share happy memories of the past 39 years and dream about the future!It’s a pretty magical spot!The one thing we never used to afford was anything more than a picnic! For our anniversary dinner, we enjoyed a first-rate meal at “Camp 33.”And our luncheon at the Perry Hotel on our way home was another big hit!This was what the Lake Superior sunrise looked like from our room the morning we left. I am hoping for many memorable returns of our anniversary, and I wish the same for all of you who are married!

“For you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”

Isaiah 55:12-13

4 thoughts on “Winter Beauty at Tahquamenon

  1. Thanks, Andrea! We have several friends who do visit the U.P…but also never in the winter. It has a wonder all its own with all the ice and snow. Last time we went, there was a blizzard and we were about the only people on the roads…besides the zillions of happy snowmobilers!

  2. Wow! I’ve never thought about visiting the U.P. in the winter like that either–and I’m from there. What’s wrong with me? Those pics are gorgeous.

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