We are back from a whirlwind of a summer getaway! It was just what I needed, albeit all too brief. The photos (and captions) will do the rest of the talking.
|Destination: Madeline Island, Apostle Islands, Lake Superior, Wisconsin|
|Our car was the very last one on the ferry. |
We thought for sure we would be left behind.
It turns out they can squeeze a surprising amount of cars on the ferry boats.
|We were happy to catch that ferry because we had friends on it! |
In fact, the island was full of our friends this weekend!
|Dinner by the water|
|Magic Hour at the beach|
|I have long been craving the beach. |
We didn't have very much time to spend there, but I soaked up every wonderful minute of it.
|We were hosted by family friends Kevin and Casey and Spanky, their charming dog.|
|A morning hike along the shoreline at Big Bay State Park|
|The deer on the island are nonplussed by people. |
This one didn't want us to get too close, but was perfectly fine going about her business if we kept our distance.
It was so neat to watch! She had a snack and then took a rest in the evening sun.
|After Carrie took the figurative plunge, she took the literal plunge off of a cliff into Lake Superior. |
A brave and fun bride, she is!
|The island is such a relaxing place to be.|
|I hope that the next time I go, I get to stay for longer and that I get to spend some time out on a boat!|
If you are looking for a getaway in the Midwest that feels like Martha's Vineyard, Madeline Island is it!