Weekend Getaway

     A couple weekends ago I took the family over to Ludington, Mi for a quick weekend getaway. This was our first time visiting but I had heard that it was a great town with beautiful sandy beaches on Lake Michigan. They also happen to have a couple of really cool lighthouses that I wanted to check out while we were there. Unfortunately it was a quick day and a half trip and the weather wasn't the greatest the whole time so we packed in as much as we could before it was time to head home.

 Taken with Olympus E-M1 and M. Zuiko 12-40mm 2.8 pro

     We arrived in Ludington late afternoon on Friday; checked into the hotel and headed to Stearns Park Beach to catch the sunset and see North Breakwater Lighthouse. The kids had a blast playing on the beach and splashing in the water. Then we walked the 1/2 mile down the concrete pier to the lighthouse as the sun was setting. It was pretty windy that day and made for some big waves crashing along the pier.

 Taken with Olympus E-M1 and M. Zuiko 12-40mm 2.8 Pro

Taken with Olympus E-M1 and M. Zuiko 12-40mm 2.8 Pro

  Ludington North Breakwater Light,  Taken with Olympus E-M1 and M. Zuiko 8mm 1.8 pro

Ludington North Breakwater Light, Taken with Olympus E-M1 and M. Zuiko 8mm 1.8 pro

     The next morning we woke up to a cool, gray, and extremely windy morning. We let the kids swim in the indoor pool at the hotel for awhile and around noon the clouds finally cleared out and it started to warm up. We spent the afternoon at Ludington State Park on the beach with the kids and I had planned to check out Big Sable Point Lighthouse that evening but didn't realize that you had to hike 1.5 miles one way to get there. So we decided not to make that hike with 2 worn out little girls. Maybe next time with a little better planning I will get to make that hike. So after a long day at the beach we headed back to town to grab some dinner. Later that evening we decided to head back to Stearns beach to watch the sunset once again.

 Taken with Olympus E-M1 and M. Zuiko 12-40mm 2.8

Taken with Olympus E-M1 and M. Zuiko 12-40mm 2.8

 Taken with Olympus E-M1 and M. Zuiko 12-40mm 2.8

Taken with Olympus E-M1 and M. Zuiko 12-40mm 2.8

      All in all we had a great time in Ludington and we are looking forward to heading back for a longer trip next summer. And I'll be sure to make it to Big Sable Point Lighthouse! As always thank you for reading and sharing.

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