August 13, 2017

I’d Rather You Not Know About This Place

Seriously. It pains me to write this post. I don’t want you or anyone else to realize that there is a tiny town in northern Michigan that just might be one of the most perfect spots ever created. Too many people know about it already – as evidenced by the mad scramble for campsites and crowds we encountered when we were up there last week. It sits atop a line of bluffs (really just giant sand dunes in disguise), has a large campground, two groceries, one gas stations, two bars/restaurants, a diner, and more AirBnB’s per capita than any other […]
August 2, 2017

8 Hours on Agate Beach = 28 Agates

28 agates in 8 hours sounds like a lot. It’s not. Over a four day period I legit spent a little over 8 hours sitting on this beach, searching for the elusive agate. (note there’s something like 7 miles of rocks on this beach.)   And I really DID find 28 of them. But from that beach, I gathered all of these that I thought MIGHT be agates…toted them back to our campsite in a bucket and checked them with a magnifier and a light.     And THIS is the big take.     It should be noted that […]