Friday, August 11, 2006

Lake Michigan Camping Trip

We went camping at the Point Beach State Forest near Two Rivers, WI on Lake Michigan. We had fun using our bigger tent for the first time. We had just missed the rain, so we were happy to be dry. However it was pretty buggy. Reeve was really bummed because we didn't bring our bikes and it seemed like everyone there had bikes.

It was really neat to see Lake Michigan. It really felt like we were at the ocean. The beach was beautiful, but the water was not. In places it was filled with algae, had a horrible smell, and we saw a dead fish with sores all over it's body. There was no swimming in the lake due to high levels of e.coli bacteria.

The kids didn't seem to mind that they couldn't swim in the lake. They had a great time playing in the sand and building sand castles. It was good we had some cloud cover so we weren't baking in the sun. Then we really would have wanted to go swimming to cool off.