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My wife and I just packed our toothbrushes and jammies and took off to wherever the car stopped

Have you ever grabbed your significant others, your toothbrushes and pajamas on a trip with no destination in mind?  We did that yesterday.  Typically, here in Michigan, a short vacation means going up north.

On the road north.
Our inner GPS took us north towards the town where we met and where I had plenty of relatives--Bay City.

My wife and I have a common tie to Bay City which is at the base of the Saginaw Bay.  It's where I grew up and it's where she taught third grade at Immanuel Lutheran School.  The school is a ministry of the church where I grew up.  

We both have fond memories of the area and made our first stop there and then moved on to go farther north.

When we got to Tawas City, we stopped and looked around, soaked up some serious sunshine and tuned-up our ears for the waves.  Then we headed back to Lansing.  We didn't stay overnight this time, but maybe the next.

No candlelight at Subway, but the eating is tasty and it's healthy.
It's not really romantic dining, but it's healthy eating. We had an early supper at the Subway in Tawas which was filled with vacationers. A pretty good meal for ten bucks, including a bag of baked chips for each of us and a super-sized diet Coke.
Gladys poses in front of the lighthouse at Tawas.
It was just about six-clock when we checked out this lighthouse at the Tawas State Park. Weather was nice and was perfect gazing at the scenery.



The beach at Tawas City on Lake Michigan
Even though we got near the water, we didn't get to stick our toes in it. I assume the water was warm.