Monday, July 5, 2010

Grand Haven, Day 2

Day 2 was also 4th of July.  Our plan for this day was to wake up at our usual time around 7, eat breakfast, and head to the beach around 8 o'clock.

We didn't set alarms because the kids always get up early.  This was not the case this day as they didn't get up until 8 o'clock!  So, we ate some bagels, threw on our suits, and headed out the door.  The beach parking is known to fill up fast on the 4th, so we were hoping that getting there around 8:45 would not be too late.

Lucky for us, there were plenty of spots and the beach was not crowded at all!

We played on the beach, built sand castles, and even buried a little girl.

Of course, we also played in the water.

Around Noon we started to get hungry and the beach was getting crowded, so we headed to our beach house for some lunch and naps.

After naps were finished, we made a wonderful steak dinner with sweet potatoes and corn.  Yum!

Since we have never been here in Grand Haven for fireworks we decided to get some ice cream, take a walk on the boardwalk, and check things out.

The kids really enjoyed their ice cream.

The kids enjoyed their ice cream so much that we had to come home and clean up a bit before heading to the boardwalk.

Cleaned up and ready to go we headed out again.  We had our eyes set on the lighthouse.

After a long walk we made it to the pier.

We walked all the way to the end of the pier, and then headed back to downtown to find a spot to watch the fireworks.  Once we found a spot on the curb we realized that there was still around 2 hours.  Blake was not having it.

So, we decided to take a chance and head back to the house to see if we could see them from there.

Luckily, we were able to see them from the sidewalk in front of the house, which made viewing them so much nicer!  I didn't take any pictures, I wanted to just enjoy the show. This article talks about the fireworks and has some pictures.

Once the show was over, it was around 11:30, so it was time for bed. Everyone fell asleep quickly.

If you want to read about Day 1, click here.

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