U.P. Roots Tour: Crystal Cold McCarty’s Cove

Child playing at McCarty's CoveYou probably don’t think there would be much good swimming
in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and I think you’re right! Getting Sandy Rocks at McCarty's Cove However, there are a few spots that are decidedly fun on a hot afternoon, McCarty's Cove and one of our family favorites is McCarty’s CoveSandy beach at McCarty's Covealong the shoreline of Lake Superior near the heart of Marquette. Marquette Harbor Lighthouse For ambiance, the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse stands like an intriguing sentinel at the far end, beckoning seagulls, lovers,Running down the beach at McCarty's Cove  and small escapee toddlers to come just a little bit closer to explore!Playing on toy at McCarty's Cove There are a number of playground toys for children Volleyball at McCarty's Cove and enough space for volleyball,  but the real highlights are the warm sand and Rocks at McCarty's Cove  the lure of fascinating rock formations just off shore through the shallow water. Not too crowded at McCarty's CoveMcCarty Cove is the perfect place to play or picnic on a hot day,
and most of the time it’s not overcrowded. Digging in the sand at McCarty's Cove When Jon was young, he loved spending time here with his brothers and sister. Family Dig at McCarty's Cove On our recent roots tour, it was great fun watching him as an adult, Covered with sand at McCarty's Coveplaying with his wife and their kids! Getting Sandy Rocks at McCarty's Cove 2 The girls just loved digging in the sand, Getting Sandy Rocks at McCarty's Cove 3 and they both insisted on being the center of digging attention Getting Sandy Rocks at McCarty's Cove 4…at least for a little bit! Pretty Cold Covered with sand at McCarty's Cove The temptation to explore the black rocks helped them overcome their squeamishness about the bracing water temperature, Out to check out the rocks at McCarty's Cove and before long they set off on a Pooh-bearish expotition to the North Pole (armed with their parents for safe passage). Playing on the rocks at McCarty's Cove There were a few breathless moments, but all in all, the afternoon was a huge success, as are most afternoons when you’re sharing life and love Coming Back at McCarty's Cove…reliving happy memories and introducing your kids (and their kids) to the best you have to offer from your own storehouse of experiences. Checking out Presque Isle Sort of an each-one-teach-one moment or a pass-it-forward sharing of joy. Watching the kids play at McCarty's CoveSitting in the warm sand watching the kids play, it occurred to me that
God must long to share life with us in much the same way. Playing with digger at McCarty's CoveHe is our Father, who loves us more than we can ever imagine, and wants
“all the best” for us even more than we want all the best for our children.

Mother and child on beach Watching the kids play at McCarty's CoveAnd I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?” (Luke 11:9-13)

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