Tom looking adventurous on the Milwaukee waterfront.
We named our little friend "Mantis" and wished we took him along on the rest of the trip.
A particularly beautiful view of the Milwaukee skyline aboard the Lake Express high-speed ferry.
A kite surfer enjoying the day along the Michigan shore.
Is this really the Midwest?
Both Manitou Islands are visible from the end of the Dune Climb.
Sam used the sand dunes to practice his acrobatic routine.
Michigan Tom Swim
The warm, aquamarine water of Lake Michigan was a great finish to the sweltering Dune Climb, as demonstrated by Managing Editor Tom Kaiser's enthusiasm.
Michigan Lake Blur
It was a perfect day for fishing.
The man-made falls within the Leland waterfront.
The Silversides along the lake.
Muskegon Dock Loading
Refreshments are necessary for any aquatic trip.
Muskegon Soash Reeling
Trailer Life Digital Media Manager Chris Soash showing off his non-computer-related skills.
Muskegon Fish In Water
Reeling in dinner.
Muskegon Lake Express
The Lake Express is a much quicker, more exciting way to get across Lake Michigan - especially compared to braving Chicago's rush hour.
Catch of the day.
The old boats that dot the shore are just one of the sites to see.
Muskegon Fish Crew
We were quite pleased with our work - not bad for a half-day trip!
Muskegon Fish Cleaning
For every fish, there is -- of course -- some cleaning to do.
Addiction Charters' Brian
Captain Brian from Addiction Charters in Muskegon - a very entertaining fishing guide who led us to fill our coolers with salmon.
Leelanau State Park
At the very tip of the Leelanau Peninsula, the Leelanau State Park is a fantastic campground, but has limited services for RV travelers.
Leland Historic District 2
We had a delicious dinner at The Cove, which comes highly recommended from this crew.
Leland Historic District
After a strenuous hike, we enjoyed cooling off at the Leland Historic District for dinner and shopping along the boardwalk.
Michigan Dune Hikers
Doing the Dune Climb (on a very hot day) at the Sleeping Bear Dunes.
The Santiago Calatrava-designed Milwaukee Art Museum is one of the country's most beautiful structures.
Milwaukee Up Close
Milwaukee has a beautiful skyline and riverfront, so we scoped out the situation before boarding the Lake Express.
Muskegon Crowd Gathers
A crowd gathers to scope out the shore, the anglers and the many boats as we approached Muskegon Lake.
Muskegon Happy Couple
Enjoying the view...
Muskegon Lake Muskegon
Most passengers stayed inside the cabin during the ferry ride, but people came out in droves as we approached the Michigan shoreline.
Salmon In Foil
Cooking up our fresh-caught salmon over the fire was easy: olive oil, butter, garlic, onion and lemon.
Sam and Fish
Sam Holzinger holding one of the largest fish we caught while out on Lake Michigan with Addiction Charters.
Sleeping Bear Dunes
Arriving at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in the Leelanau Peninsula.