#WOMBATSDOAMERICA 2015 Day 8
Blogging our recent US trip day by day, a month after the event.
17th November – Old Baldy Dune, MI
A sunny, gentle morning sitting on the balcony, sipping good coffee, watching Lake Michigan shimmer beyond the trees, and discovering that if you buy baked beans in America they have a lump of pork fat in them. Also that beans on toast isn’t known in the States. No, really.
Out to a woodland trail that led to Old Baldy Dune, a large high dune complex with splendid lake views and unusual plants. We wound through tall, straight trees for a mile or so to a sandy climb, scramble, and superb views at the end. Ace had a great time.
In the evening we visited Jamie and Barb’s church, where we enjoyed a pot luck meal and good company. Here we met Kate again. Though atheists, we were welcomed with open arms and cookies and didn’t burst into flame. The community is a joyful one, and the service was actually a lot of fun. A band called Trinity played religious country-rock very well. As churches go, this was a good ‘un.