Yesterday was Michael’s 25th birthday! To celebrate, we played a game of progressive rummy with his grandma and mom, we ate one of our favorite pizzas from Silver Beach Pizza in St. Joe, and Michael and I went driving down Lakeshore drive to look at all the big, beautiful houses along Lake Michigan. On our adventure through Harbert, Lakeside, and New Buffalo we came across a new park that was recently constructed. It is called “Galien River County Park”.
We hadn’t been back to this area in so long we had never known that they were building it. We were driving down Red Arrow Highway towards New Buffalo and I was looking out my window and saw a HUGE tower overlooking the grassy swampy field. Alongside it I saw pathways through the fields. Obviously, I was quite interested to see what it was so when we drove a little farther and saw the entrance to this new park we HAD to go check it out.
Here are some pictures:
We were amazed with the platform! My recommendation when on this structure: DO NOT LOOK DOWN! The tower sways and you can see just how much it does when you look down. It is secure with tension cords and it sits atop a very large steel post but, it is still rather scary for people who hate heights.
If you would like to read about the history of these lands and get an idea as to why this park was created in the first place, here is a link to the parks webpage: Galien River County Park
I love thunderstorms. I love the sound of thunder rumbling through the sky. It’s soothing. I used to watch as the storms would come over Lake Michigan and be amazed with their magnitude and the speed they move towards shore.
Today, I was taking a quick trip to Benton Harbor with Michael and saw these amazing storm clouds. I loved how they changed the sky so I snapped a few shots of them. Not exactly the scenary of Lake Michigan, but open corn fields will have to do.
Today, Mother Nature blessed us with 70 degree weather. That kind of weather called for a St. Joe day. During the Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons my boyfriend and I run/walk the bluff and pier frequently. It’s still about 20 minutes away from our house so we only go here when it’s really nice out. Today was one of those days. Here’s some pictures
We love it here. We wish we could have moved to St. Joe when we were house shopping but the real estate here is super expensive. For obvious reasons.
We especially love to get our run in here at the pier because it’s so open and if you get there early enough there is barely anybody else except more runners. The environment is perfect for a good run. Surrounded by Lake Michigan and fresh air. It doesn’t get much better than that.