Loon Lake

On Thursday, January 19, my husband and I had our first date day of 2017. I gave him twelve date days, one per month, as a Christmas present. At this point in our lives we really don't need presents, so we chose to give experiences instead. After thirty years of marriage, it would seem that we shouldn't need date days anymore, but in reality we need them more than ever. It is too easy to take each other for granted the longer we are married, by taking a day to focus on us, it helps us to remember who we were thirty years ago, who we are today, and who we want to be going into the future.

Photo Credit: Glen Huizenga

We spent the day exploring along the western edge of Michigan, traveling from our home in the southern part of Michigan to our destination, the northern town of Traverse City, for a weekend of planned fun with friends.

My intention was to meander and then stop for lunch at a quaint diner we discovered a few years ago, from there a leisurely drive up M-22.

Even though Loon Lake was not on my mental itinerary, as we neared it I could hear the call of the loon.

I have been to Loon Lake in every season and have always found a peace and stillness that often doesn't exist other places. That Thursday afternoon was no exception.

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