While Emi and I were in Indiana for a week while the boys were at home going to school and work, we went up to Michigan. My parents have a summer place in southern MI which is about 3 hrs from their house. In the summer you will find them there from either Thurs or Friday to Sunday or Monday. As the weather gets warmer, they start taking things up there and getting it ready for the summer. While we were in town, they decided to take a load of supplies up and show their granddaughter where we've spent part of our summer for quite some time. The weather wasn't bad, but it wasn't super cooperative either. It was in the 60's and cloudy with some scattered showers.
Needless to say, Emi loved it. She couldn't get enough of the place. We found a toad near the walkway by the deck and she was fascinated by it. The first time Eriks was shown a toad he went running the other direction screaming like a girl. It freaked him out and took him a long time to get over it. Now he thinks they're cool. So this summer, the kids and I along with my mom will spend about 10 days up there. It is so peaceful there. They have a gorgeous view of the lake. I'm so ready for the trip in July/August.