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Up North & The Fourth

7/1/18-7/5/18

 

So this past week I went up north to Boyne Mountain Resort with my siblings, cousins, grandparents, and uncle.  I wasn’t really sure what to expect because it had been years since I had been up there and the last time had been in the winter.  It was a pretty hot week but the weather was really nice.  Before we left we stayed the night at my grandparents house since we were driving with them the next day.  Just after sunset I took some pictures of my cousin with my camera.  They turned out pretty well but I am only going to share one that doesn’t have her face in it. (Also I had to decrease the quality of it for it to fit on this site lol)

At Boyne I ended up taking like 0 pictures because a lot of times I didn’t feel like carrying my phone or camera with me and and also I just kept forgetting to be completely honest lol.

Anyways, just down the road from us was this lake that my cousins and I went tubing on.  This was by far my favorite part of the trip.  It was the one time when I really was able to just have fun and not think about anything else.  Oh, and at one point it started raining while we were tubing and so we took a break to swim and the water was unbelievably warm.  The sky was so beautiful with the rain, it felt like we were in Hawaii or something.  It was one of those rare moments where you just feel free and at peace.  It was golden.

The next day was the fourth of July so we went to this little downtown area right on Lake Charlevoix to watch some fireworks.  I’ve never really cared much for fireworks, as I think they are bit obnoxious and a little bit boring to just sit and watch.  But I do think it’s pretty cool that it brings everyone together to take a break and spend time with one another.  Just before the fireworks there was this beautiful sunset that we watched from the edge of the pier.  I tried to take a good picture but my iphone wouldn’t do it justice.  I’ll leave a pic below anyways.

Just about every time I see a sunset I’m compelled to think about that quote from the book The Outsiders that goes,

“It seemed funny to me that the sunset she saw from her patio and the one I saw from the back steps was the same one. Maybe the two different worlds we lived in weren’t so different. We saw the same sunset.”

I love this quote because I think that it just serves as a reminder that even thought there are so many people out there with so many different backgrounds and life experiences some things still connect us… cheesy as that sounds!

Anyways I’ll wrap up this super extra and random post now thanks for reading!!

 

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