I forgot to add this pictures from our trip North. We left early to catch our train in Chicago and took the road less traveled and found these awesome sights. The water was quite cool, for us southerners!:) This was also the first time the boys have been to a beach. They were quite fascinated by the waves and a little concerned that their feet were sinking in the sand as the waves came ashore.
Warren Dunes, Michigan
This was the hill above the beach. If you click and enlarge it there are people climbing it and some even rolling back down.
Indiana Dunes State Park
This was the trail we climbed to reach the top of the dunes at the shore in Indiana(below). What an awesome view as you see below, so worth the steep hills walking in the sand!! AHH! That was hard. I lived in the state of Indiana as a child and didn't know this beauty was here.