Monday, August 22, 2011

The Loudmouth Family Vacation!

Places mentioned:
Detroit, MI
The Pantry
Mancelona, MI
Family Dollar
Swiss Hideaway Canoes
Elk Rapids, MI
Elk Rapids Library
Mackinac Island
Petoskey, MI
Symons General Store
Jet's Pizza


  1. I keep thinking I should go up to Mackinac Island, but I can't decide if it's overrated. Since I have the Lake Erie Islands so much closer to home, I tend to go there.

    New topic: I LOVE the photo and comment about beaches. My favorite beach is on Lake Erie. There's a fantastic beach on Huron, north of Detroit. There's a really beautiful beach on the Canada side of Lake Ontario, just down from Niagara Falls. Plus, there's always Lake Michigan in Chicago and the dunes in Indiana. What I'm sayin' is, I lived in Florida, and California, and Hawai'i and Seattle, and have been a million other beachy places and NONE of them compares to the Great Lakes.

  2. Welcome back! I guess you had a wonderful time! So nice too see other places of Michigan as well. Back in June my friend and I went to South Haven on Michigan lake and see told me that the northern part of the lake is the best, and now I can see it in your post!!
    You've got really tall siblings, don't you?? The younger they get, the taller they are!! And your dog is really really cute!

  3. Oh my gosh--- I LOVE the captions! Family vacations are always so special. And Michigan really does have so much character. Thank you for sharing!!!

  4. Wow, great photo diary of your vacation girl!
    I also noticed the sibling's heights as they got younger and taller!

  5. It's true, I have a tall family! Let's just say my brother owes me a few piggyback rides.

  6. Awww, Stephanie! I love your photo story of your trip. I love that you included a picture of your mom, even though she didn’t want it posted!

    I’m still reading through all of your wonderful guest post! #greatreading


  7. this is so AWESOME!!!!!! you should post this on

  8. Your sister is wearing a mullet skirt!

  9. Hope you had a good time at the family cottage (blackberries sound so perfect for summer)

    Thanks for your sweet comment and let me know if I can ever help with more eBay shopping tips!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  10. Great post! You captured the essence of vacation.

  11. Great pics! I'm taller than my older sister too! Looks like such a great place to vacatioN!
    Shasie of Live Life in Style

  12. Aww, I love all the photos! It's funny how you actually look short next to your siblings. I know you said your brother is real tall but I can't remember how tall you said he was. I work with a guy who is 6 foot 3 inches. I'm 5 feet and 2 inches and I feel so tiny next to him! lol!


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