Sunday, August 8, 2010

Been on a Road Trip...

We went on a little road trip last week, and spent a couple of nights relaxing in this teeny tiny beach house:

which had this beautiful cupola and weather vane:

It may look from these photos as if we were on the ocean, but no: this is the shore of Lake Huron, one of the Great Lakes. Scientists often refer to the Great Lakes as "inland seas", and you can see why. They are vast, and deep, and this coastline is littered with dozens of shipwrecks, dating back to the 1800s.

That's fascinating, but what does it have to do with toys? Well, my road trip has inspired me to post some summer vacation themed playthings! Keep an eye on this horizon, and see what coasts in...


  1. Can't wait! I come from Vancouver Island and these photos are so similar to where I lived...and it's a lake! Wow!
    Beautiful photography!

  2. Looks like a great place! What's the name of the place? How did you find it? Thanks!

    1. It's in Lexington, Michigan, and belonged to a neighbor's parents. They were renting it out one summer and we got lucky and got to stay there for a bit. It was for sale a few years ago, but I remember the price being astronomical.