Anywho...4 of us drove together to Michigan City, Indiana (I've always thought that was a strange name for a city, two states. If you just said I am going to Michigan City, the assumption would be you are going to Michigan, but no, it is in Indiana but on the shores of Lake Michigan. Have I totally confused you now? Michigan City has always meant Outlet Mall shopping to me. Every summer when my sweetie and I would head to Saugatuck, MI for a heavenly 4 day getaway, our first stop was Michigan City for breakfast at the Bob Evans where I would always order biscuits and gravy, the only restaurant in my opinion that has good sausage gravy. And then on to the outlet mall for a couple of hours of shopping.
But this weekend it was all about a wedding. One of our very good friend's daughter was getting married, their last of 3 to tie the knot. The wedding was beautiful, held in a lovely church buried in the woods along with a fabulous reception at a country club with gorgeous views of the golf course. Lots of food and drink...Good time.
Daughter number 1
Weepy Daughter number 2
Daughter number 3 with brand new husband...
On Sunday morning before the outlet mall opened, once you are here you just must make the trip to the mall, we decided we would head to the beach so I could wander and take a few pictures. Oh Lord, was it an absolutely gorgeous day!! In fact, the whole weekend was picture perfect weather. In the 70's, bright blue skies, little breeze...God is good.
The beach was pretty deserted, but it would be at this time of the year.
Only a few were enjoying the stroll along the beach...
Then I came across these two charmers...asking their parents first (always do) I snapped a few pics....love the naturalness of children. A little later we came upon the little one in the blue dress with her Mom further down the beach. Sophia (her name) leaned over to me and whispered...."Thanks for taking my picture." Now how sweet is that??
After a quick trip the mall...I found a really cute Vera Bradley Back Pack with a matching small phone/wallet that I plan on using to cart my camera and lenses when I go out to shoot...Vera Bradley's stuff is so sturdy and so padded and so full of pockets that I feel it will be perfect, we headed home. A good weekend!!
"Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family." ~ Barbara Bush
Until next time.....