After the drive, we got to DH Day camp ground.
It was a beautiful little spot in the woods to pitch our new tent.
The site was really nice. Fire pit and picnic table right next to the tent, just out of frame. The best part of the site, though, was that it was so close to Lake Michigan. These next pictures are taken less than a quarter mile from the tent.
We didn't stay long at the lake because it was really really cold. We made a brief trip into town, which was fun. The town clearly makes most of its money off of tourists coming to see the dunes. One place that was clearly doing well was the Cherry Republic - a store that sold dried cherries, cherry salsa, cherry chutney, and pretty much any other combination of words that contains "cherry".
We got cherry apple cider there and warmed up a bit before heading back to camp. We spent most of our time back at the site reading. Kate read in the tent
while I read by the fire (and since I had the camera, there is no photo evidence of that part of the trip).
All in all, it was a great trip. Some minor problems with the weather and such, but all in all, it was a really great weekend.