Monday, August 26, 2013

Otter Lake Vacation...a little over due:)

I don't have all these pictures in order according to the date we did everything...oh well!
 The rock behind Mom, Victoria, Esther, and Matthew is sandstone. There were lots of neat formations!

The best part of our vacation was reacquainting ourselves with Dad's brother and his family. Most of us have not seen them for six to seven years!!
 Rachel, Sarah, and Anastaisa.
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: Matthew 7:24

I think the falls in the background are the Tannery Falls.
 One day was just spent in seeing the numerous falls surrounding Munising, taking pictures, and exploring in and around the falls.
No...this was not a typical breakfast out camping:) Just a little treat prepared for us by our wonderful Mom!!

Lake Superior this year was very very cold. The bravest of us only stayed in for thirty minutes.
 Isaiah 42:3 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

We still found lots to do despite the cold water:)
  Alex is the one almost all the way buried, Matthew, Marie, Timothy, Esther, JoAnna, and Anastaia are the ones that had all the fun burying Alex:)

There was a really fun trail connecting the beach and Miners Castle.
 When Mom looked at the trail on the map it looked very short...well, it ended up to be much longer than we thought:)
Brothers for ever!

Victoria did so well camping!! I think she liked all of the fresh air.

A Mitton reunion is not complete without a rousing game of blackout!!

Though Otter Lake was terrible to swim in, it was awesome to go boating on!!
 Here Matthew is learning how to row. There were kayaks, canoes, rowboats, and paddle boats. Since one boat only cost $10 a day, we took advantage of them quite often.
The whole crew minus Mom and Reuben.

Otter Lake
Coming back from lakeside devotions.
Miners Castle!!
The campground also had  outdoor games available for free, which we also enjoyed.
Exploring a rocky overhang.
More campground.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 - He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
Genesis 1:27 - So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Pictured Rocks Cruise Boat. No we didn't go on the boat, but from our vantage point on Miner's Castle we could see the Pictured Rocks...gorgeous display of God's creativity:)
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Zechariah 9:17a - For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty!

On our last day in Munising, we explored and found a our whole family enjoyed, from Esther, right up to Dad!
Pretty amazing for a playground( this is only about half of the playground:)
On Sunday we traveled only half way home, and stayed in a motel in Ashland. One thing that is really fun to do with a slightly larger family is to take walks!

This underpass was made in honor of a person with a handicap...I can't quite remember what the person did...anyway, it certainly made it easier to navigate around Ashland.

Our last stop before home!! The last  of the whaleback boats..."The SS Meteor!" Too bad our camera died shortly after we started the tour. We all really enjoyed the tour, it was very informative!! So there you have it, our very fun, though somewhat long, vacation!!  (that is...a whole week!  :) )I Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat , or drink , or whatsoever ye do , do all to the glory of God.


  1. Beautiful pictures!! So glad you shared your trip with us all!

    1. Reuben took a lot of the pictures for us. One advantage of having a photographer in the family:) Also, God's creation is so awesome around that area, that it's hard not to have good pictures!!