Our friends Kurt and Amanda found a great vacation spot. They planned the Memorial Day Weekend trip and invited us and another family along. It was awesome. Ludington, Michigan, is a place we will definitely return to.
Ludington is a small town on the shores of Lake Michigan. It has a great little downtown area with lots of fun little shops and restaurants (although, avoid Luciano's). The beaches are amazing. The soft sand reminded me of Lauderdale, but the water was much colder in Michigan. The house we rented was within a short walk of a private beach for the neighborhood. There was plenty of room for the kids to run and build sandcastles without being run over by other people. We even had fires on the beach on Saturday and Sunday nights. A short drive away (no more than 5-10 minutes) is Hamlin Lake. We rented a boat there and found a great place to swim and play in the dunes. There was so much to do there, we didn't get it all done. We will have to go back.
I took over 100 photos. And that was just on the Nikon. I'll let the pictures tell the story. Although I might come back and fill in some fun anecdotes tomorrow.