Monday, May 21, 2012

My Michigan Memory: Tahquamenon Falls

MrsWebersneighborhood.comOnce again, I'm linking up with Mrs. Weber's Neighborhood for My Michigan Memory. If you are a Michigan blogger (or you've ever visited Michigan) and you'd like to participate, just follow this link to add your blog post within the next week. Also, anyone can enter the giveaway for $75 worth of jewelry from - but if you link up a Michigan Memory blog post, you'll earn 10 extra entries!

When I was about 11, I was invited along on an Upper Peninsula adventure with my grandparents, aunt, uncle, and cousin. I crossed  Big Mac (aka the Mackinac Bridge) for the first time, and I was smitten by the quiet beauty of Michigan's lesser known peninsula. We spent a week at our little cottage, fishing and swimming and seeing many of the area's gems. A year or two later I was invited once again. These two week-long vacations constitute some of the happiest memories of my childhood. One of the most memorable sights that we visited during both of those trips was Tahquamenon Falls. I stood before this majestic natural wonder and fell in love with waterfalls. When I became a mom many years later, I vowed I would take my own children to the Upper Peninsula one day and show them just how beautiful the world could be.

Last summer we finally made it to Tahquamenon Falls. It was actually our second time in the U.P. together, but the first had just been a quick jaunt to the beach when we were staying in Mackinaw City the year before. This time we stayed overnight and had a beautiful day visiting one of my favorite Michigan landmarks. The kids loved it; I knew they would.

One of the best things about being a mom is sharing experiences from my own childhood, like Tahquamenon Falls, with my kids. I look forward to sharing more with them, and remembering vicariously through their smiles and enthusiasm. Seeing new things is exciting too, but there is something special about standing in the same place with my kids that I stood when I was a little girl.


Mrs. Weber said...

So beautiful (the kids and the falls)! Thanks for linking up and sharing your UP adventure :)

Mel said...

Nothing like the UP for grandeur. What great pictures!