Shanty Creek | Northern Michigan Mini Vacation

Just this past weekend, My husband Jake and I road tripped up North to spend the weekend with our friends. They were so kind to let us stay with them at their beautiful condo in Shanty Creek!

On the way there I received a phone call from my dad. He took it upon himself to give me a family history lesson. For years I thought just my grandmother had grown up in Mancelona, but come to find out my both my grandparents grew up there and went to high school there. Not just that, apparently any Schepperley or Avery living in Mancelona has a 99.9% chance of being related! How exciting is that?? So pretty much the entire weekend I looked at everyone like we were possibly distant cousins!

The weekend away was exactly what we needed.

Not only did it give me a chance to get to know one of my husband’s best friends better, but I really feel I became close to his beautiful girlfriend.

The four of us decided to walk down to Cedar River and explore! We had such a great time and guess what? NO SNAKES! WAHOO!

After exploring by the river the guys decided to head back to run a few errands. This gave us girls plenty of time to wonder around and get to know each other better. We decided to hike up hill all the way back around to the other side of the resort. Talk about an uphill battle! My Trainer Sarah would be proud! I even ran (a couple seconds) up those hills… but lets be honest… I only did so to get up to the top faster! I thought I was going to die! Thank goodness the last half of our hike was down hill!

Here are a few images from our weekend!

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