You enjoyed the beach…
Amanda Torrens shares her “Pure Michigan Moment,” a brief escape from graduate school to watch a gorgeous sunset at Lake Michigan.
Phoenix Street is crowded as tourists mingle with locals walking to South Haven’s harbor and beach. It’s just after 7 p.m.—still a couple hours before sunset. A horse-drawn carriage waits to give paying customers a fairy-tale ride, and Harvey, the horse, patiently swishes his tail in response to the passersby who stroke his nose, pet his neck and give him well-meaning pats on the head. A ride sounds like fun, but I came for the sunset.
Special thanks to Guest blogger Courtney Decker Bradford for detailing her optimism for the upcoming seasons, and a personal reflection of another beautiful Michigan summer!
As I sit on the beach as dusk falls, I am in awe of the vibrance of one of God’s brilliant creations – the sunset. The boats drifting in with the backdrop of sun and seagulls leads to reflection. Not the sun’s reflection on the water but my reflection – I reflect over the past months as summer reaches its end in this great State. I remember my family’s dinner at “The Hamlin” restaurant in Ludington and our trip to “31 Flavors” where large amounts of ice cream were consumed without guilt. I smile as I reminisce over the long walk through the woods to a more private beach area in Saugatuck.