Saturday, July 01, 2006

Beth at Midland Daily News challenged us... suggest cost-saving ideas for the holiday weekend. Read her article and join in with comments and/or photos at the article called Day Trippin'

Why not visit a lighthouse near you? Daughter Shar and I walked this pier yesterday in Ludington. First photo is a view from a bench near our parking space in the City Park.

...and then it still seems far away on the first 'leg' out

Chose not to use zoom on this view..... it sure seems a long way away.

Actually there were lots of people coming and going during our stroll. There was even a family with a bunch of young teens swimming at the very end of the pier.

Frank & I often photographed sunsets with this lighthouse in the background... from the walkway near the public boat launch area. From a distance the lighthouse appears to be lopsided. Now, up close, I can see why. It has a peculiar shape to the base... sort of boat-shaped.

Here... a truly awesome view of Lake Michigan in the shadow of this great communication tool to boaters. Actually there was nothing money-saving about this trip. Had to fill up my gas tank at $2.979/gal (a bargain yesterday) and used it all on the 5 hour round trip. Got some business taken care of in town and spent some quality time with Shar... all in all a worthwhile investment!


Blogger Karen said...

Lovely photos!

7:51 PM  
Blogger The Mistress of the Dark said...

I have lighthouses in my entry for this month too!

11:20 AM  

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