Silver Lake Sand Dunes
It was our fist time ever four wheeling, and I would 10/10 recommend for anyone to do it at least once even if it isn't their specialty. We were pretty much chickens most of the time avoiding the big hills, but the adventure was still such a big rush for us newcomers. I want to go back and try a different vehicle on the dunes, but the "Quads" were a good starting vehicle for us.
As much as I would recommend going to the dunes, I would NOT rent from Parrots Landing again. They were extremely rude and degrading to us. I had never experienced such disrespect to a paying customer. I would go back to Silver Lake Sand Dunes, but rent from a different place.
We had so much fun rejuvenating in the sun, and getting our tan on. With sunscreen of course! We probably saw two people at any given time of the day, which was amazing because we got to have peace and quiet to relax and have fun in the sun.
Our stay was at a beautiful Airbnb condo! It was a two second walk to the beach and pool area, so that was an insane convenience. We were able to walk back at any time to grab water or food, without having to worry about packing for the beach at all. And not to mention the view from the back porch was perfection. The location was perfect with it being right on the water, and only a 10 minute drive to the downtown area where everythign was popping, and where we would grab dinner.
Link to Airbnb condo : https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16825343
We checked out of our condo, and headed on to our adventure in down town Traverse City.
But first we did a wine tasting at the Chateau Chantal. Driving up to into the Peninsula we had magnificent views or the water, and layers upon layers of beautiful vineyards. It was so soothing.
We spent the rest of the day exploring each store in the downtown area. It was fun walking around, grabbing coffee and treats. We were happy we didn't get poured on, so it still made for a beautiful summer day.
We walked into this antique shop for fun, and also those shops always call my name. I noticed some rings in the display, and thought a few of them were beautiful. Including this one that looked similar in shape and size to the ring Meghan Markle wore in her second outfit at the royal wedding. We pointed that out to the lovely lady that worked there, and we were having fun trying on these different rings that made us feel like princesses. I went on to tell her oh well not everyone can be a princess. Then an amazing thing happened... She says you know... God says that we are daughters of the King therefor we are all His princesses. Cue the tears...even though I knew that already, hearing a complete stranger say it to us was so beautiful. And it was a blast trying the rings on with her. One day I will go back when I can afford one of those!
was a success. Thank you for joining our journey.