While walking along the beach, I noticed there were many spots just chock full of these little shells.
All the white in this photo are the little shells! There were piles and piles of them lining the shore!
After some walking with a little bit of luck, we came to this big pile of rocks. I was just sure I would be able to find something in there! I climbed up a little higher to search.
I found a comfortable enough spot among the rocks and began looking for some special rocks.
A few minutes later, a girl came over and sat a few feet away from me. I waved at her and said hello.
I invited her to come search with me. While we were looking, we talked a little bit. Her name was Charlotte, and it turns out she was visiting from Germany!
We looked for nearly a half hour before one of us found something.
I found quite a few of these odd rocks. I began calling them "moon rocks", because they had so many little craters!
Charlotte found this nice Petoskey stone! It's a little hard to see the pattern, but once it's polished it will be easier to see.
I found this cool rock with a honey comb-like pattern! It wasn't exactly a Petoskey stone, but it was definitely a fossil!
I shared half of my sandwich and some grapes with Charlotte for lunch. Before I knew it, we both had to get going! We said goodbye and exchanged numbers; maybe I'll call her sometime! As I walked back along the beach to the car, I took one last, long look at Lake Michigan.
It was so beautiful! I never wanted to leave.
I'm going to miss all the people and places in Michigan SO much!! Those two weeks were the best of my life. I hope I'll get to go back someday! Have you gone anywhere special this summer? If so, where? If not, what have you done for fun?
This has been Dani, dabbling in Michigan. Over and out!