Monday, November 12, 2012












































Suprised to see Michigan on the Jones Travelogue? These were taken during our annual Jones fall camping trip to Lundington State Park in Michigan. To be honest, it's one of our favorite weekends of the year. We pack our matching red long-johns (thanks mom!), foil bake dinners, our big quilts and spend the weekend just relaxing along the beach, sitting by the campfire and snuggling in our itty bitty tent. Cree's the best camping companion a girl could ask for.

Have I ever told you how much I love Michigan? You should visit.

All photographs taken in October 2012

38 comments:

  1. Can't say that Michigan is high on our list, but your photos are making me reconsider!

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  2. Oh, these pictures warm my heart! I spent a week every summer just south of there, in a big old drafty house on the beach in Pentwater. I miss Lake Michigan and those sand dunes every day!

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  3. Oh beautiful, I want to come! (kiiiiddding. sort of.)

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  4. I so love your travelogues...also, thanks to you and your beautiful photographs, you have me itching to visit Michigan. Beautiful!

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  5. i love how you can make these small, quiet parts of the states look just as amazing as any of the european sites on your travelogue! you and your cree live such a beautiful life!

    here's to matching long johns as well! i swear the more i read about your mother, the more i think i need to make her a pen pal of mine..haha.

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  6. I'm from Holland, Michigan and we would camp in Ludington as kids. Your view looks so peaceful though - I remember it as a hiking/biking/kid-crazy whirlwind of a weekend. I also remember being TERRIFIED of that lighthouse. It was a big deal when I mustered up the courage to climb it! Great memories.

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  7. Gorgeous! This is one of my favorite series of all time!

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  8. These photos make me miss camping! We took a little road trip to Detroit last month and fell hard for it! Michigan: We'll be back! xo

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  9. camping in october, that sounds cold. but looks wonderful :)

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  10. those photographs are just so wonderful! oh, how i would love to have gone camping this fall.. it's getting a little too chilly for that now. these photos tell such a great story.

    lindsey louise

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  11. I'm so happy to call Michigan my home =) It's one of the most underrated travel destinations, though I don't mind keeping it our little secret haha.

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  12. i really quite enjoy you two. perhaps someday we can cross paths, as well. i feel we have many mutual friends. looks like such a pretty place, over there on the east coast. or midwest, is it? i am not very good with maps.

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  13. Going back to see frds from HS there. I look forward toward to it tho it will be SUPER chilly.

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  14. These pictures are stunning and it looks like a calm and beautiful place to visit.

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  15. Your photos make me want to go there right away!

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  16. Hi amanda!! those pics are beautiful! Makes me wanna take a plain right now and go there :)

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  17. Sounds like the perfect weekend! Would love to go there someday!

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  18. Beautiful photos! I love the wood planks.

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  19. <3 <3 I am from northern michigan (Leelanau county) so this post make me all happy feeling inside. What lovely pictures. I sure do enjoy your blog.

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  20. Camping by the beach sounds wonderful.

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  21. I'm a Michigander who was out of state for college but just returned to work in Ann Arbor. I moved around a lot when I was smaller, but I'm very proud and happy to call Michigan home now. And all my happiest camping memories come from Ludington. :) Thanks for the lovely pictures!

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  22. great series, amanda. everything a midwest camping trip should be.

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  23. You know, I never thought that Michigan would be a place I specifically wanted to visit but these photographs have completely changed my mind!

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  24. My husband and I are from Nevada, but we've lived n Michigan for a year now...and have yet to go beach camping. I am totally bookmarking this!

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  25. Wow I love your photos!

    Love from germany, hamburg

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  26. aw michigan...so pretty. almost as pretty as some parts of europe!

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  27. Cree looks so different without a mustache! You make Michigan sound dreamy, Amanda. Like a good dream I want to have!

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  28. So glorious! And not at all I would have imagined.

    Dani // andbubblegum.com

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  29. What stunning photos. Look like a wonderful place to relax.

    Emma
    http://emmavogelsang.blogspot.com

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  30. Beautiful Amanda. It's been so long since I visited Michigan (and even then it wasn't to the portion touching the lake); so I loved seeing these. Every now and again I miss living in the Midwest (I grew up in OH). So glad you're enjoying it~

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  31. Wonderful shots as usual! And I love camping!! If there is a beach nearby, even better!! Kristina x

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  32. I love your photos, they are so lovely!

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  33. I'm a Michigan girl and always love seeing other's beautiful photos! Hope your trip was as amazing as it sounds :)

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  34. Just stumbled on your blog for the first time... I'm from Michigan so was super excited to see these pics. It's such a beautiful state :-)

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