Once the warm weather hits and stays, the itch to get away for a few days is soon to follow. Kyle, my brother Mark & his girlfriend Mariah & I, all decided to sneak off for a weekend of camping at Metamora campground in Michigan. Only a mile away from the city and it is like being in a different world. The trees are the same, but instead of smog there is a lake. Residents have piles of firewood and fruit for sale in their yards, on an honor system. Oh and street signs are not always a given, so smartphones are welcome.
Friday night we were restless and ended up staying awake until the wee hours of the morning, drinking and enjoying a campfire. Saturday morning, Mark was up before the crack of dawn renting us a boat to take out on the lake and there is where we pretty much stayed for the most of the day. Coming from a cozy, but stifling hot house in the city with no air, I welcomed the 10 degree difference in the temperature. I also had no problem jumping into a lake highly populated with fish and snails. I honestly would have loved to go on a run or a hike in the six-mile trails in the park, but I had no fellow runners in the group, so I may have to recruit Kyle for a jog up there in a few weeks.
Now that I have had a taste of vacation, I honestly cannot wait until the wedding is over so Kyle and I can go somewhere, or at least stay home and get to know sleep a little better. Life is just crazy lately, and I am inhaling heaps of coffee to keep up.
1) First night of camping-Starting it off right with some drinks. 2)Mariah & I trying our hand at rowing. 3)Some bromance. 4) These guys made stick-man outfits with black clothing and glowsticks, then proceeded to scare the crap out of the rest of the campground. 5) We made pizza & pbj hobo pies for our meals.
Song of the day "Lake Michigan" By Rogue Wave