We spent the weekend camping with some friends at Silver Lake, Michigan. On our way, we stopped for supper at Pesto’s in Flint, Michigan. Pesto’s has been a favourite regular stop of ours for years now!
The staff knows us as the couple from Canada who park the trailer in front of their kitchen window. Pesto’s has a very casual, fun, kitschy decor which is constantly changing. The people are friendly and the food is delicious!
At our destination, we camped at Silver Hills Campground. It was very close to Silver Lake and the sand dunes in Silver Lake State Park. It’s a nice, quiet family-oriented campground.
Our campsite was on the river.
Silver Lake State Park is a great place for boys (and some girls) and their toys! They can roar through the sand and see who can make it to the top of “Test Hill.” Apparently it’s very embarrassing if they can’t make it all the way up and have to back again!
One morning, Charlie and I rode our bicycles into Silver Lake. I love having a designated path for bicycles!
Silver Lake is a little beach community with a Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park campground, some shopping, and waterfront cottages.
We enjoyed a coffee on a deck overlooking a pretty island mini-golf course.
It’s always fun to see new houses going up! These ones are all on waterfront properties.
Then we discovered a huge sand dune at the end of a dead end (obviously!) street. It was just begging to be climbed!
We left our bikes and shoes at the bottom and scrambled to the top to see…
another sand dune! How exhilarating it was reach the top! Once we had crested the second peak, we could see the lake on the other side.
Charlie decided to run down the other side of the dune and go for a quick swim. The water was deep, and I wasn’t dressed for swimming; so I stayed at the top.
As Charlie climbed back up to the top after his swim, he burned the bottoms of his feet. I guess the sun’s rays were hitting directly on that side of the hill, so it was even hotter than the other sand. Naturally, the descent was quick and easy.
We put our shoes and socks back on, but Charlie had to get his feet into cold water as soon as possible. He stopped in at a a boat launch about half a block down the street and soaked them for awhile. With another long, cold soak and some essential oil of lavender once we returned “home” to our campsite, his feet were feeling better the next day.
Six of us went into Pentwater for some shopping. There’s a nice variety of gift, fashion, home decor, and arts and crafts stores.
After shopping, we all enjoyed some ice cream.