Colby and I just got back from a 5 day trip to Michigan. The main reason we went was to go see my grandma who Colby had never met. However, while there we wanted to see the state as well so our time was split between seeing her and site-seeing the NW coast.

Day 2 – Glen Arbor + Empire

After leaving my grandmas, we headed up North to Glen Arbor. The first afternoon was spent at the beach and relaxing at our bed and breakfast. The views were beautiful and the water was clear (and cold too).

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 Day 3 – Sand Dune Hiking

We spent the day hiking on the various trails around Glen Arbor. Hiking was much different since it was all sand, which made it harder to walk. We visited the Sleeping Bear Dunes and drove the Pierce Stocking Scenic drive, where I challenged myself to hike down a 450 ft, 45-degree inclined hill that was recommended not to do. I survived and despite what the sign said, it only took 18 minutes. After the drive, we spent the afternoon relaxing at the beach and the evening enjoying the gorgeous sunset and yummy food.
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 Day 4 – Empire Bluff

Our hike on the 4th day was super quick, just 1.5 miles on the Empire Bluff trail. After enjoying the views the rain came down and we were soaked. But, the views over the lake were gorgeous and despite getting wet, we enjoyed the walk before heading back to see my grandma!

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I didn’t start sharing our traveling adventures on the blog until the end of 2013, but you can see some of our trips below as well as how to travel on a budget here.

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  • Ashley
    Posted at 07:09h, 11 September Reply

    How did you like MI? I’m so glad you went to Glen Arbor! It’s the cutest town ever!!

  • Stacey
    Posted at 07:10h, 11 September Reply

    There is a part of my heart in northern Michigan. It’s simply amazing! Looks like you enjoyed…

  • Cheryl
    Posted at 08:03h, 11 September Reply

    Looks like you two had a wonderful, well-deserved vacation! So thankful you were able to see your grandma, too. 🙂 Much love to you, sweet friend.

  • ellesees.net
    Posted at 08:17h, 11 September Reply

    what a lovely trip!! i love that you shared your memories with us 🙂

  • Kelli {A Deeper Joy}
    Posted at 08:52h, 11 September Reply

    Wow! Love all the hikes! Y’all are so in shape 🙂 Ok, I do remember seeing that photo of y’all with the fun sunglasses and pink swimsuit. Y’all are so cute! Glad you had fun! Never knew MI was so pretty!

  • Amie
    Posted at 09:09h, 11 September Reply

    It looks like you both had a great time!! I so admire you guys for taking these trips together often, what wonderful couple time 🙂

  • Kelly @ SoKo Blog
    Posted at 09:19h, 11 September Reply

    What a pretty place! I’ve never been to Michigan but it sure looks beautiful. Happy Friday 🙂

  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 10:24h, 11 September Reply

    That’s my kind of chair 🙂
    I loved following along on IG on your trip.

  • marianne
    Posted at 10:37h, 11 September Reply

    Gorgeous pics, but my favorite is you in the big chair 🙂

  • Tiffany (A Touch of Grace)
    Posted at 14:56h, 11 September Reply

    What a fun little trip. I bet your grandma was super excited to meet Colby.

  • Shann Eva
    Posted at 23:10h, 11 September Reply

    Looks like you guys had a super fun trip. So nice that you got to visit your grandma too.

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 06:11h, 12 September Reply

    Y’all are simply adorable!! Looks like it was a wonderful trip!!! 🙂

  • Kara
    Posted at 16:16h, 12 September Reply

    I just texted you, but I am still cracking up over the chair pic! I love y’all. SO glad it was a great trip. I always love seeing your pictures. 🙂

  • Melissa D
    Posted at 14:30h, 14 September Reply

    Gorgeous! I’ve never been to Michigan, but this makes me want to go…tomorrow! 🙂

  • Krystal
    Posted at 19:50h, 14 September Reply

    I always love your vacation photos! I love that outfit with the striped bag – too cute!!

  • Cindy Hasko
    Posted at 00:44h, 15 September Reply

    You always look so perfectly pretty!! And you guys take the coolest trips!! Awesome pics. I love the pic of you jumping 🙂 Have you ever been to Mackinac Island in Michigan? It’s sooo beautiful, too. Glad you had fun 🙂 xo

  • Patti
    Posted at 10:52h, 15 September Reply

    Looks like SO MUCH FUN!

  • Rhonda
    Posted at 18:36h, 21 September Reply

    Great pictures!

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