Upon returning to the United States from Korea, I took a little trip in May up to Michigan to visit my friend Laura, whom I had met while living in Korea. Laura is a native of Michigan and made a great host and travel companion while camping from lake to lake. In total, we spent two nights each at lakes Huron, Superior and Michigan as well as a night with her aunt and uncle, who live just outside Petoskey, Michigan.
Along the way, in the car and at camp, we had ample time to catch up and reminisce about our days and times spent in Korea and spent many an hour laughing, drinking, playing cards and staring at the water. The lakes themselves are amazingly large, blue and cold and the hiking along the shoreline at Picture Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior as well as the trails at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan were truly inspiring.
The crisp late spring temperatures, the newly budded green leaves of the trees and the natural smells in the air, not to mention good company combined to make a nice week on the road, at camp and in the woods.