So I'm almost one week into vacation here in beautiful South Haven, Michigan. Its a sleepy little holiday town on the southeastern shores of Lake Michigan. Despite the "drought" everything looks very green and lush, in stark comparison to either our current home in Southern California or my more distant place of origin in the southwestern corner of Western Australia.
The beaches are pristine white sand, and despite the fact that is is the height of summer, there's hardly a soul on them. As a transplanted Aussie, I never fail to be amazed by this vast expanse of fresh water stretching all the way to the western horizon. The town is quaint, with the expected assortment of souvenir stores, cafes and restaurants. I also find it hard to believe that in just a few months, the whole place will be blanketed by many feet of snow.