Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Park & Read

In partnership with the Department of Natural Resources and Environment, libraries in Michigan are offering patrons free day passes to state parks. Amanda and I took advantage of the program, called Park & Read, and visited Tawas Point State Park on Tuesday. Although I took a library book along, I didn't read it--the water was too inviting.

Few other people found the beach inviting Tuesday. It was overcast, cool, and the yellow caution flag fluttered above the pavilion. When we arrived the beach was deserted, except two guys kite surfing and a busload of Amish schoolchildren and chaperones.

Despite the overcast sky, I managed to get sunburned; it was too windy for my hat. While I waded in Lake Huron, the waves splashing and pushing me, Amanda remained safely on the beach cocooned in her sweatshirt.

Amish schoolchildren on the beach

A guy kite surfing


  1. Isn't it amazing how wishes can come true?:-)

    ~ Betsy

  2. Park and Read....I love the idea!

  3. Hmmmm...I may go to the library too! I've never heard of this, but it sounds like a great idea! I seem to learn a lot from you, Amy!