Lanie is still writing her post so I thought I’d share some of what I’ve been doing! I’m here in Ludington, MI with Lanie, Lindsey, and my mom and dad. We’ve been going here as a family since I was 2 every year and have never missed!
We had a very thrilling and exciting first day here! We decided to go on a short hike in the beautiful state park. Just as we were starting the hike we noticed a big shelf cloud coming our way.
The trail we took takes us from Lake Hamlin to Lake Michigan and as we walked through the forest, it got more and more windy and darker and darker. Here’s my mom and I showing you how dark the trail was under the trees and it was the middle of the afternoon!
When we reached Lake Michigan the great cloud was approaching us swiftly.
We had to walk along the shore to reach the beach house, about a half mile away. One side of the sky was bright:
and the other side was getting darker and darker.
My mom got scared and started running. At first I ran too, but I kept stepping on pokey sticks in my bare feet (my feet are such soft wimps since I wear shoes all the time) and I wanted to take more pics, so I slowed to a walk. My camera zoomed into the storm clouds:
I just reached sight of the beach house when the shelf cloud came right over my head.
The wind was strong but not nearly as strong as being up on that mountain in Hawaii.
The water got so dark, it almost looked black but it still hadn’t rained yet!
I could feel the wind getting stronger and started running for the beach house. The wind carried a rain spray with it, and just as I entered the shelter it began to rain.
Then it began to pour.
The red flag means no swimming, but we saw a sailboat out in the water during the entire storm as close to shore as it could get in case it pitched over and they had to swim. During the downpour we couldn’t see it at all, but we did notice a Coast Guard boat go up to them to make sure they were okay.
The storm lasted an hour, and then the most beautiful sunset appeared! I won’t even describe it, I’ll just show you the pictures:
Have you ever seen clouds like these before?
All I can say is, “Wow! Look at God’s powerful and amazing creation!’
P.S. We actually had yet another sky show after that because around 11pm my mom and I decided to go to Wal Mart and we stopped to look at the beach and the sky. There was the most incredible lightening show out over the lake! The lightening was orange! I wish I would have brought my camera to show you because it was like orange spotlights constantly lighting up the sky.