With all of our traveling, husband and I had YET to be out to Lake Michigan.
And if you live in Michigan, you know what a travesty that is.
We got to fix that though, and catch up with a good friend this past Sunday in Holland.
Yep. Holland, Michigan. Home of wooden shoes and tulips.
And a lovely state park beach---
The water this year has been very rough, two weeks ago almost 30 people were rescued
from massive waves and undercurrents and a handful of people died.
You see, you are NOT supposed to go into the water when they put a red flag up on the beach.
Do you think my husband or his daredevil college buddy payed any attention to the flags?
Here, let me show you what I am talking about--
The below photo shows the beach at a yellow flag-- still pretty rough.
The under currents are crazy strong, even the most seasoned swimmers can get into trouble fast.
(Yes, I watched a news demonstration about this and am now an expert. DUH)
And here is dumb and dumber (husband and his friend) purposely swimming out, jumping into the waves and riding them back in. Do you think my butt went out that far? Heck no. I am smart, and I am going to live to a ripe old age. These two (and husband's friend FOR SURE) are going to die by shark attack or something equally as insane. I guarantee it.
And here is another picture of them. See that shark fin coming out of the water?
Just kidding. It's a sail boat.
So at this point, if you are with me, you are probably thinking these guys are a little insane.
WELL. It gets worse. As if this weren't dangerous enough, they decide to go pier jumping.
HMMM...that seems smart! Let's jump off a pier with massively strong waves that could toss us back against the rocks and concrete and split our skulls open. Sound fun? ALRIGHT!
(I am speaking in jest, a little. This WAS dangerous but both guys are smart about it and very strong swimmers who have grown up doing this their entire lives. I would never attempt this, but, confession: I also cannot swim.)
Pier that the boys jumped from...
A before picture in case one of them died....
And I have to point out my poor husband--- because of my lupus I have to wear 70+ sunblock, and usually he just puts on whatever I have with me, thus, no tan. poor guy. But good husband. If I have to be pale, he is going to be pale with me. :)
And let the jumping/diving/flipping begin.
Doesn't this make you a little nervous? Or is it just me...?
This is my favorite picture----
minus husband's wal-mart swimming trunks
that we had to buy 10 minutes before we got to the beach.
The survived the crazy pier jumping and then we went to enjoy some ice cream!
Here are a few more shots from the day!
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Happy Tuesday Ya'll!