On 4th of July, one of the hottest Independence Days in the Midwest EVER, we headed out to Holland Michigan. (when I booked the trip the weather wasn't projected that far out ) It was a nice ride and we timed it just during John's nap which was great since he is not much of a traveler. Though we didn't get to walk around the shops too much because it was SO HOT, the town was charming and we will definitely come back. The kids liked the fireworks for about 5 minutes and then they were over it, but they were really nice.
They did LOVE the beach though. It was a hot day but the cool Michigan Lake water was very refreshing. Then from Friday through Sunday we spent back at Bass Lake and did a little boating, beach and just relaxing. Besides a small incident and Jasiu's cold that he caught on the first day there that caused him to puke all over the hotel in Michigan over the two days we stayed there it was a very very nice getaway. We are really lucky that the kids are so easy going. :)