Christmas Day in the Upper Peninsula is typically all things snow. And cold. And snow. Lots of it. This year is pretty much the opposite with above average temps and not a flake on the ground (see my previous personal blog post about our tree adventure!). So for a special Christmas adventure, we all piled in the car for a trek up to Lake Superior. One our most special and favorite places.
It wasn't super cold, but the wind was blowing and we had his snow pants in the car and Hayden wanted them on. The winds coming off Lake Superior can be cool, even during the heat of the summer. I'm glad we put them on him!
We love looking for strange/beautiful/weird rocks. No agates yet, but our son usually loads our arms and pockets full to bring back home.
He hates his picture taken when not on a designated "photo shoot", even by a cell phone. For being my little model, he sometimes puts up quite the fight ;)
These driftwood shelters are all along the beach. I don't know who builds them...locals, tourists...but they are a favorite of mine to see whenever we come here. This past summer the water level was so high in Lake Superior that there wasn't much beach to build on and I didn't really see any. There were a ton built up today!
We hauled this piece of driftwood the entire walk back!
The next several years (decades, even) we will probably have snow for Christmas (seriously, this year is highly unusual...probably from the strong El Nino this year) but after two of the harshest winters Michigan has ever seen, I'm completely fine with a little break this year!