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Check it off the stupendous list


Visiting Point Betsie during the winter is on my list of stupendous things to do in 2019.

Tucked into the sand dunes along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Today I had the opportunity to do just that — and it was beautiful.

At home we had snow yesterday, the most we’ve had in one day so far this winter season, so a trip across the state was in question.

The path down to the beach shows the first glimpse of the turquoise lake.

But by this morning the falling snow had stopped and the sun made it glitter as a friend and I took the chance and drove across the state toward Lake Michigan and Point Betsie, a little over four hours away.

The wind was flinging waves over the breakers.

Though there was little new snow falling, the wind was brisk, and the temperatures were in the single digits. I don’t even want to think about about the wind chill.

The sun tried to break through but ultimately lost out to the clouds.

Trust me it was cold. I could barely get the car door open once we arrived at the lighthouse. We sprinted down to the shore – the lake was it’s typical turquoise.

The lighthouse was beautiful, but the ice coating the land around it prohibited us from exploring too close. That and the chilling wind howling off the lake.

The view looking south, away from the lighthouse, was stunning too.

To the south the light was diffused, the colors muted.

We stayed on the beach for only a few minutes before we ran back to the car, fingers frozen.

My friend heading back to the car, I was right behind her!

Was it worth it to drive over four hours to spend less than 10 minutes enjoying the view.

You bet it was!

Safe and sound at the hotel.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

17 thoughts on “Check it off the stupendous list

  1. You’re braver than I – I’d have stayed home, but you got the prize.


  2. Beautiful views for sure! Love the colors of the lighthouse


  3. It is beautiful for sure! Did you go back the next day?


  4. It looks as cold as you say it is, and stunning as well! Wonderful. 🙂


  5. What a beautiful sight! Now you can go back when the temperatures warm up so we can enjoy it in the summer — you’d probably stay longer, too!


  6. I wanna go there . . . in the snow! We just don’t see scenes like this where I live. Thanks for posting. My favorite is the first picture with that gorgeous red roof!!1


  7. It’s a nice life, to be able to do that. Thanks for sharing these so we can stay bundled up at home!


  8. Beautiful! Scenery definitely worth a trip to see.


  9. I love your adventures! Your zest for life is contagious.


  10. Wow, that looks freezing and beautiful. That lake shot is powerful. You’re braver than me though.


  11. I agree. Wow! You won’t see these sights/sites unless you commit to the adventure. Wonderful! Thanks for braving the cold.


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  13. I’d say it was worth the drive – the pictures are stunning!


  14. I ϲouldn’t resist commenting. Very well written!


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