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