After we went to Frankenmuth, we decided to keep driving to Lake Michigan to see the Sand Dunes. They were awesome. Now my kids have been to all the Great Lakes too. Didn’t know mountains of sand like this even existed.
First we went to Sleeping Bears Dunes National Park. It was very steep. Sign warned people not to go down the steep slope without hats and water. It read that it would take 2 1/2 to get down to the beach and climb back up and if you needed help to get rescued, you would have to foot the bill for a rescue. Needless to say, I did not attempt it.
Then we stayed overnight at a hotel close to Silver Lake Sand Dunes where we spent the next day walking on the dunes (dared not try it although it looked like fun), go karting and a really cool mini-putt with a waterfall. Great place to visit.
Took plenty of painkillers on this trip, let me tell you. Hard to walk in the sand with a freshly radiated back. Sigh.
Good news! My husband Bobo recently won an award at work….best mortgage underwriter (nominated by some brokers). So he gets a free all expense trip to Whistler, British Columbia. And guess what I told him? He ain’t leaving without me in tow! No way!
We are going to be staying at the luxurious Fairmont Whistler Hotel. Ba Bing!!! Bobo is none too happy about this event as he says he will have to go to meetings for 3 days. Not me however! I will be galavanting outdoors.
Damn back, however. You’d better believe that I’d be downhill skiing on those mountains if I didn’t run the risk of fracturing some more vertebrates. Oh well, heard there is a gondola I could go on. And I could always use the Fairmont’s spa services if I overdo it or the weather is yucky. Afternoon High tea perhaps? Hahaha! Love them scones, fancy little sandwiches and glorious tea! Getting excited! Wish I could invite some friends, though.
After the conference, Bobo is coming back to reality, but not me! I’m going to fulfill an item on my bucket list! Ever since I was in grade 5 and my friend Leanne Murray showed me a picture of her family’s trip to Lake Louise, I have had it in my head to go there.
I missed an opportunity to go there with my cousin from Australia because I was getting married and couldn’t afford it. In 2012, when I was out of commission after surgery to cement my fractured vertebrae and put two titanium metal rods in my back, I vowed if I ever could walk again I would go to Lake Louise (and Italy) and not have any regrets. When my hubby told me he won a trip to BC, I took it as a sign from the almighty Lord above who just gave me the perfect opportunity to fulfill my West Coast quest!
So I have booked a trip on the Rocky Mountaineer, Gold Service, so some poor sucker who isn’t me, can deal with my baggage everywhere I go. Get my own damn chef too. And I’ll be asking for some champagne as soon as I get on board. This is gonna be fun! I’m going to Kamloops, Banff, Lake Louise and Calgary. And there is some crazy ride on a helicopter (if I don’t chicken out) too.
Like my husband says, “You can’t take it with you”.
I love my husband.