Maybe you noticed that I wasn't around much this past week. I wasn't on Twitter or Facebook or blogging much, except a couple of post I had pre-wrote & scheduled to go up. I was back early this week to work a race on the 4th & was back to my full-time gig yesterday.
Where was I last week then? I was up in Traverse City Michigan with my hubby! He got a couple of days off between intern year & starting his second year of his residency, so we decided to take advantage & go on an "anniversary" trip. We only had a few days, so it had to be someplace close, so we went to TC.
I love Traverse City. I travel up there for work multiple times a year, but I unusually don't really get to stick around & have fun, so this was a great relaxing trip to one of my favorite Michigan towns. Our state really is quite beautiful. I sometimes feel like we just live in the boring corner of our state... head an hour up north or a couple to the west & it's beauty beauty beauty everywhere you look. Traverse City is in the northern western corner of the lower peninsula of Michigan along Lake Michigan if you didn't know.
We did a ton of stuff while we were up there, including a minor league baseball game, wine tasting, and dune climbing, checking out historic sites, and dipping our feet in the water at the beach in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. I think we had the most fun at Sleeping Bear. We climbed this giant dune:
It doesn't look that big in this picture actually, but it really was huge. It was a 1.5 mile walk from the bottom of the dune to the lakeshore. We had to take lots of water & took breaks in our climbing to drink. Once you got to the top of the dune & turned around, here was the view of the smaller lakes just behind us.
Beauty see! From the top there, we discovered that what was the top of this dune wasn't actually the "top" & we were still about a mile from the shore of Lake Michigan. We climbed a couple more dunes, but didn't make it to the lake. It's mega hard climbing all sand dunes! It was hot too!
Such a great time! The other amazing thing about Traverse City is all of the great winerys. Every time my husband & I go up we go wine tasting. We had a great time again doing that, and bought a few bottles of wine to bring home as well.
Now my husband is a Second Year House Officer at the hospital!!! Woot! Supposedly, this year is supposed to be so much better than last year, so I should be seeing more of him, which makes me happy! Actually, his rotation this month seems to be pretty great in that he gets almost all of the weekend days off... this is a crazy concept. A weekend day off in general has been hard to come by for the past year, but BOTH Saturday & Sunday in the same week? Multiple times? It's gonna be totally weird. Haha!