View of Sleeping Bear Dunes along highway 22
We ended back in Glen Arbor and spent some time checking out the shops—everyone made a purchase or two. We were on the road by 1:00 and headed south to Muskegon for the Lake Express Ferry back to Milwaukee. It was a bit windy, so Rebecca is by the window with a pillow trying to forget she is on a ferry! Alas, that strategy didn’t work… that ferry ride was horribly choppy, with 5-6’ waves. You couldn’t walk easily on the boat. Despite taking two Dramamine tablets and wearing seasick bands, the choppiness got the best of Bec, and she spent the last hour of the 2.5 hour trip in the bathroom. You can guess the rest..........
We arrived safely at 6:30 pm, and spent a few minutes sitting at a picnic table outside the ship’s exit, waiting to get our land legs back. After getting back to our house, everyone settled in to watching some TV, eating pizza for supper, and discussing the great adventure. Bec was taking a hot bath and trying to recuperate from the ferry ride! I have been trying to talk her into going on a cruise for years… I think this pretty well “sunk” any possibility of having those ideas come to fruition!
It’s a little sad to have this come to an end. The people that shared this adventure have been woven into the fabric of our lives (Bec and Barb’s) together for many years… Pat and Deb had not met before this trip, but each of them have such a kind and gentle spirit that we knew they would get along famously… and they did! We talked about the one that was missing on this journey… Schar. Though she wasn’t there physically, her spirit kept reminding us that she was but a thought away, and we felt that she was keeping a watchful eye on us from above. This whole adventure has just brought us closer as friends. Thanks for being part of our journey!! We hope you enjoyed some of the highlights we shared.