Pictured Rocks

8:04 PM

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This post was so hard to do because there were soooo many beautiful pictures of the Pictured Rocks, located in Munising Michigan. I gladly handed the camera over to Kyle as he is the better photographer and he took some amazing photos. Now you guys can see how we manged to get over 1,000 photos on this vacation, haha. The Pictured Rocks are an amazing sight, they are basically these giant walls made up of different layers of rock, lining the shore of Lake Superior. Exposure to the elements reveals the inner layers of rock that create beautiful patterns and colors along the shoreline. The boat tour is the best way to get a good view of the rocks, but Kyle and I would like to try kayaking sometime. Our tour guide told us that people see many different images in the pictured rocks, from all of the crazy designs made by the different elements. I did not make out any pictures, but it is safe to say that the sight was amazing. The beautiful rocks and the bright yet clear water is something I will never forget.

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Whew! It feels like I just came back from this vacation and life is already insane again! Saturday, Kyle and I had our housewarming party, and I managed to take only one picture before I was swamped with stuff to do. Seriously, I had to get the house super-clean because Kyle's niece is allergic to cat & dog hair & grass, so I had to make sure the place was safe for her. I also made pasta salad, goulash & cookies and my Mom & best friend Jamie made up all the burgers for us. Kyle grilled all day and a lot of his family showed up and it was hot. My fellow Oak Park bloggers Tiffany & Brittney showed up to say hi and then around 6pm, the storm came in. A power line came down and was burning in the park across the street, a tree fell on my neighbor's house, it was insane. Luckily we are far enough in Oak Park that we are on their power grid and not Ferndale's, because Ferndale lost power. We did lose our cable and that is why I have not been able to post the past few days, and why I am currently sitting in the Cafe O'Bears at Oakland, stealing internet and waiting for Kyle. Hopefully Comcast came today like they promised (ha!) and we will be back online when I get home. Until then, I hope you guys enjoyed all of the amazing pictures in this post!

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  1. I liked reading about & looking at pictures of your vacation! It looks like you guys had a bunch of fun. & the scenery is beautiful! Makes me want to explore Michigan more. :D

    We left Oak Park right after we left you, so we didn't get to witness the storm (we got a taste of it over my aunt's house). We unfortunately lost power that night & just got it back today at around 3PM. :( Everyone across the street & beyond had power though. We were totally jealous.

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  2. Holy Crap I gotta go here!!!! Beautiful photos Sara!

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  3. omg I love the pictures!! they are beautiful!!! I will definately have to put this on my list of places to visit!!

    ~ Veronica

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  4. It is so beautiful there, its almost tropical with the color of the water. Comcast is the worst about coming to fix stuff, glad you're ok after the storm!

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  5. The rocks look gorgeous, great photos! Someday, I'll be able to take that tour myself! :D

    Jana Styles

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  6. I had no idea there were rock formations like that in this area. Wow, that's so cool.

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  7. How beautiful..hopefully no one was jumping from those cliffs. Amazing lake.

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  8. Beautiful cliffs. Wow, the one with the hole in the wall..cool.

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  9. Wow, these are amazing!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
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  10. What a unique place. You guys look so cool there, too.

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  11. I thought you were in Austin at first. That looked just like the lake I grew up on!

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  12. Lovely pictures. Very beautiful.

    By coincidence, yesterday I wore my t-shirt which says "Munising Michigan" on it!

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  13. These photos are lovely! Have you ever been out to Arizona? Your photos kind of remind me of the painted desert. I love love love hosting small parties more than anything. Just this past weekend my best friend got married and I got to do nearly all of the cooking. So much fun! Oh, and I still have that black bean recipe if you want to send me your email!

    ps-I'm hoping you have the internet back by now!

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  14. Gah! The third picture seriously looks like a pirate's ship - I love it! :)

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  15. your photos came out great but I am sure the rocks are even more beautiful in person.

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  16. wow great photos ......
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  17. oh wow these photos are absolutely gorgeous! i love love love this!
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    lyndsey of hellolyndsey

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  18. Pictured Rocks is simply breathtaking! It's so beautiful and the water is so tempting. I would love to swim in that water haha. <3

    Congrats on the housewarming party. It sounds like you had a blast despite the storm. I'm also hoping you get your cable back already!

    Btw, I gave you an award! Check it out on my blog.

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  19. These photos turned out great! I really enjoyed looking through them. Yay Lake Superior!

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  20. I think you guys had the most amazing trip! Thanks for sharing, loved these pictures!

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