Surfin’ the…Ice?

What do you do when it’s early March in Michigan, sunny and a balmy 40 degrees out?

Hit the beach, of course!

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Lake Michigan is stunning when covered in ice.

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Of course we had to tell the girls that there was a possibility they could fall through the ice.  Judging by their careful, hesitant steps, I guess they believed us.  Parenthood can be so much fun.  (And before you call CPS on us, we were in the shallow end of the lake, practically on shore.)

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 We also had fun walking up a frozen sandy wave (also on shore).

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 Me attempting to surf the wave:

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But apparently my surf was too cool for the camera because this is how the next shot came out:

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Guess that’s what it would look like surfing in white-out conditions.

See the crack leading up to the wave?   Yeah, I thought it was daring too.

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“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” — Helen Keller 

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We came across a hole in the ice and made encouraged the girls to stand in it.

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Daddy and daughter/owl selfies:

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After we walked off the ice and stood on the shore, Katie remarked that the view looked like a cross between Antarctica and Hawaii:

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We stopped at the playground on our way back.

Annie didn’t want to go down the slides.

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I can’t imagine why.

Sitting down at this beach might be a bit tricky:

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(Yep, that’s a bench submerged in sand.  Makes you feel bad for the spring clean-up crew, doesn’t it?)

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Sure was a beautiful day enjoying God’s amazing creation.

Thanks for the great visit, Lake Michigan.

Now please hurry and thaw out.

Love,

The Ready-for-Sun-n-Surf Kallings

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