The final Great Lake foot bath
Trip Start Jun 29, 2010
103Trip End Oct 24, 2010
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I was eager to drive to South Haven, on Lake Michigan and it only took about 45 minutes to get there. South Haven is very quaint and if I had any idea, I would have stayed here last night instead of Kalamazoo!
It was a beautiful day and found a parking spot and went awandering. Walked along the main street, taking in the shops and cafes. Made my way along the riverfront down to the beach. It's gorgeous here, I can see it being very touristy in the summer. Luckily, not too busy today.
The beach is huge and sandy, I walked to the water's edge and took a few deep breaths preparing myself. I'm expecting it to be cold and a bit of a shock, I hope I don't cry out. One, two and.....hey! The water is surprisingly warm! I got my pictures and success
There were a few people looking at me oddly, I just smiled. Walked to the wharf and headed out towards the lighthouse. The lake is rockin and rollin, some waves spilling over the wharf and splashing the lighthouse. A few people were out at the end trying to get pics of the waves, not me, no sir! I don't plan on being washed away.
Ended up chatting with a fellow from Des Moines about traveling and nice places to visit then he says 'can I get your opinion on two things: 1) do you think you will go to heaven and 2) what do you need to get there'. He then pulled out a bible and read me some passages. It was surreal. Standing on a wharf in Michigan, waves rolling by, sun shining down, sand in my toes, and this fellow talking about my salvation. He gave me the bible and wished me well. I am now the proud owner of a camouflage bible and an interesting memory.
I left South Haven and went south, wanted to be sure to be well below Chicago before I turned west. I'd been warned about the traffic. Ended up on some country roads, lots of fields and tractors! It was starting to get later so I had my eye out for a hotel but the area was quite rural and there wasn't any towns of a decent size
ahhh, time to relax...