We got up early, yes, even before the sun had, to leave South Haven.
Out to Lake Michigan
We knew when we were heading out in the channel that it was going to be a bouncy day out on Lake Michigan.
It is kind of hard to explain.
You look out the window and it looks like the waves are going one way.
Look out a side window and it looks like they are coming at you in another direction.
The good news is that the wind was behind us.
Pushing us along.
We moved up and down with the swells.
Trying to stay in our seats.
Food and beverage service was limited.
I talked to my mom on the phone as we moved along.
It was great to take my mind off the hours of uneasy moving.
She said she thought we would be moving to Central Time.
I didn’t know that so after we got off the phone, I asked Google for the time in Michigan City, Michigan.
That’s when I found out that yes, we would be in Central Time and that Michigan City isn’t in Michigan.
I really need to look at an atlas sometime.
Michigan City, Indiana
After such a rocky five hour ride, I was so ready to get to Michigan City.
The lighthouse markers, since we got back into the United States, have been so inviting.
They are unique welcome signs calling us into a safe harbor.
We decided to stay at the Washington Park Marina for three nights.
We were going to just stay two but decided to stay longer.
I love it when we do that.
One morning we decided to go out and get breakfast.
The ladies in the marina office recommended the Lighthouse Restaurant.
We were not disappointed.
Art and Architecture
All around Michigan City, there are art pieces.
The kind that makes you smile.
There are also impressive historic churches that make you feel like you are in Europe.
There are also remnants of the past hanging around so you won’t forget.
Then, there’s fun.
Down by the Water
There is so much to see down by the water.
A Tribute to Fire Fighters and Police
Michigan City has an obvious respect for first responders.
In the Washington Park Historic District, there is a statue and markers worth your time.
A Tribute to Veterans
Near the marina and next to the Coast Guard station, there is also a memorial to veterans of all branches, including POWs, and Vietnam.
It is a moving tribute of a proud community.
We have really enjoyed our visit to Michigan City, Indiana but all good things must come to an end.
We’ve got to be moving on.