Thursday, 28 September 2017

Indiana Dunes State Park...

We left Chain O'Lakes State Park and drove across to Valparaiso on Thursday, 31st August. Here we stayed with a Mercy Ships friend for three nights. We visited beautiful Indiana Dunes State Park on Friday, 1st September. We'd last visited here back in July 2016, but this time we spent a full day exploring this park on Indiana's coastline with Lake Michigan. We had a picnic lunch, visited the Nature Centre, and hiked some of the interesting trails over the sand dunes. We ended the day relaxing on the beach. :)

 The entrance sign at Indiana Dunes.
 Playing in the play area at Indiana Dunes.
 Heading to the Nature Centre - Riaan's favourite! :)
 Riaan is around the Green Heron's wingspan at the moment.
 Enjoying the great Nature Centre.
 Hiking one of the fun trails.
 There were some steep hills to climb.
 We hiked to the highest sand dune, Mount Tom.
 Walking back down towards the beach.
 Candace's sixteen-week pregnancy photo.
 Entering the forest again.
 Two tired boys after our hike.
 Family selfie on the beach at Indiana Dunes.
 Enjoying playing in the sand.
 A gull on the edge of Lake Michigan.
 A ship sails in front of the Chicago skyline.
 The propeller from the JD Marshall wreck, located just off-shore.
The old bath house at Indiana Dunes.

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