40+ Things To Do In Michigan Upper Peninsula

There are so many family friendly and memorable things to do in Michigan Upper Peninsula. While visiting You might see wolves, black bears, or moose. There are over 400 different types of birds, over 150 waterfalls, you can hike mountains, canoe along huge rock cliffs, search for sea glass along lake Superior, learn to make maple syrup, go morel mushroom hunting, eat the famous pasties, and so much more! For anyone who hasn't visited the UP, this is one place that you MUST visit! The beauty of … [Read more...]

Pictured Rocks National Shoreline~Miners Castle ~ Upper Peninsula Michigan~ #puremichigan

I know that it has been a while since our last Upper Peninsula Michigan Vacation post. But life has been busy, and I am needing to remember the warmer weather since last week we had temperatures that were -20'F with the wind chill our average high right now would be 38'F, it has been one of those winters, I wish would just end... So here is the next installment of our vacation back in August. The pictured rocks is a hidden piece of heaven in the northern part of Michigan's upper … [Read more...]

Halfway Lake Resort ~ Upper Peninsula Michigan Vacation #puremichigan

While we were up in the Upper Peninsula Michigan for a vacation we were blessed with the ability to stay at the Halfway Lake Resort. As always with 8 of us finding somewhere to stay that can accomidate all of us is not an easy task, the cabins at the resort however fit us all very comfortably. Something else that really makes the resort a perfect place to stay for your vacation in the Upper Peninsula Michigan, was that the resort is centrally located around all of the fun activities we had … [Read more...]

Upper Peninsula MI~Tahquamenon Falls Riverboat Tour~Vacation Day 2 #PureMichigan

The second day of our trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan was spent going to see the Tahquamenon Falls. We were blessed with the opportunity to review the The Tahquamenon Falls Riverboat Tour and the Famous Toonerville Trolley to be able to see the falls in their own private viewing area.   The complete tour is 6 1/2 hours long. You start the tour by getting onto the Toonerville Trolley and take that for 2 miles on an 24 inch gauge railroad which is the only one in the … [Read more...]

Mackinac Bridge ~Vacation Day 1~The Day In Which We Loose The Tip Of A Toe…

If you follow us on Social Media you will have seen that we went on a vacation. This year we decided to head up to the UP of Michigan we were about 2 hours north of the bridge in Newberry, MI. That is about a 5 hour drive from our house and is a beautiful place that is really "unplugged" from the world (from the Mackinac Bridge you do not get any cell phone signal) and internet is well really slow if it works at all... It was a great way to get away from everything for 4 FULL days and spend some … [Read more...]

Iowa Vacation For Kids ~ Iowa Children’s Museum

I have been sharing our Iowa Vacation For Kids, in part 1 I shared the 6 hour road trip to Iowa with 6 kids and the beautiful wedding we attended, for part 2 I shared the wonderful hotel we stayed in, today I am going to share the amazing children's museum we visited. Today I am going to share Day 3 to our 3 part series, Our trip to the Family Museum in Bettendorf Iowa. Now we have been to many great children's museums in the past 14 years, but I will have to say that this is at the top of my … [Read more...]

Field Trip Friday ~ Michigans Adventure

I shared about the fact that we were headed over to Michigan's biggest amusment park Michigans Adventure on June 8th. We were able to spend the day in the park for the entire day, and everyone had such an amazing time!! We were given tickets for the entire family to get into the park to share our visit with you! We got to the park shortly after it opened, and stayed until it closed for the day. We were given lunch in the park at the Family Grill where it is all you can eat in my opinion the … [Read more...]

Iowa Vacation For Kids ~ Part 2

Earlier this week I shared our 6 hour trip to Iowa for my cousins wedding. Today I am sharing part 2 to our Iowa Vacation for kid by sharing all the fun we had at the hotel! We stayed at the Marriott hotel Cortyard Bettendorf Quad Cities, we got a suite which had 2 separate rooms the first was just like a normal hotel room with 2 queen beds and then another room with a pullout couch, fridge, microwave and desk plenty of room for all of us!! What a perfect place to stay while taking an Iowa … [Read more...]

Iowa Vacation For Kids ~ Part 1

Last month my cousin got married over in Iowa, where they live. We decided that it would be fun to go since we haven't brought all the kids for a long trip since Ethan was little so we decided to take a fun Iowa Vacation for kids. To where we needed to go it was a 6 hour drive, and with the fact that Gabe doesn't do so good on 3o minute car rides I was worried as to how things would go bringing 8 people in the car for 6 hours. I brought many things for the kids to do to keep them busy in the … [Read more...]

Lake Michigan Priceless Views

I am very behind on posting our vacation pictures, but one of the days were spent out on the West Michigan shoreline, at Lake Michigan. The kids had such a fun time and there was such beautiful scenery. We spent almost the entire day at the beach, left early in the morning and had a picnic lunch when we got there, well some of us ate the little boys were so much more interested in the sand and the big lake!! The kids enjoyed swimming in the lake, we were lucky the temps had been pretty … [Read more...]