Continuing our summer excursion to middle-of-the-lower-penninsula-Michigan, we visited Iargo Springs, which is basically a big mountain with some natural springs, but you'll see what's really cool about it
Besides the beautiful view...
and the impressive waterways below...
Were the 892374 steps (ok, 300) to get to the bottom and see them up close
Yeah, there were a lot, what an effort to put all these things in
Here's a sign talking about the springs at the bottom
Grandpa Travis, Chuck, Samantha and Jared hanging out at the bottom-most pier
And here are the kids hopping off the deck to wade in the cool spring water
Very nice waterfall effect here
Another sign. I wish I had taken more pics at the bottom, because besides the steps there was a whole boardwalk network viewing different parts of the mountain, streams and lake
After we climbed up what seemed like way more than 200 steps, we hooked up with the girls at the nearby Lumberman's Monument. Here's a happy boy running to hug his Mama
Here we see the cousins about to break their necks
Nah, it's a climbable representation of a log jam
Now this is why I sometimes wish I had a better zoom on the camera, here's a bald eagle flying overhead
Another beautiful view from the monument site. They have walking tours and other activites that the girls did while the rest of us went to the springs
And here's the monument itself with a couple hams in front
This was something else you could do too, cut off a small piece of a log and bring it home as a souvenier. I could barely keep up with Jared!
Chuck and Samantha held up their end well too
Back at the cabin, we took off for a cruise on Indian Lake in Chuck's new pontoon boat
Bundle up well little boy!
Me about to shove off
Grandma Ginny enjoying the cruise
Nearby a jet boat flew by
Nice plumage dude
Here's the family wading in Round Lake (separated from Indian Lake by a small isthmus)
The shirt didn't last long on him, or the shorts, oh well. Anyway, he had a blast in the water
Yes he's got plenty of sunblock on. Sorry son, your Mama and I are nearly the whitest people alive and that makes you pretty much glow in the dark
I love swimming Daddy!
Back on the boat, with Jared helping to drive this time
This was kinda cool. A seaplane docks on the lake here
And we also get to see it take off and as you can see also, land on the water. I never saw one before in real life do that so it was a treat
The cousins saying goodbye before we left
And Ethan's and Samantha's friends, David and Kristen, join in
And the family
And the whole gang that day, bye!