Saturday, January 12, 2013

A love of Grand Haven that began almost 30 years ago...
First trip to Grand Haven -1983

I was first introduced to Grand Haven as a toddler.  Growing up we would road trip from Colorado to spend at least a week in Grand Haven almost every summer to visit family and many of Grandma Ruth's friends.

Some of my favorite childhood memories of summer time in Grand Haven included falling asleep to the musical fountain that you could seem to hear from blocks away, learning to roller blade on the boardwalk, endless sandcastle building at the beach and the not so healthy foods of summer like Pronto Pups and shaved ice.

As I have gotten older all of these loves have remained and Grand Haven is still one of my favorite places, a place I feel myself exhale and feel at home. I still have to get a Pronto Pup on the first day I am in town (for those of you wondering what the heck a Pronto Pup is... look for a post on them soon - for now just know it is a corn dog...a really amazing corn dog!), I have to take a walk down the boardwalk to the lighthouse to stick my toes in the sand, and catch the musical fountain at dark. 

Boardwalk fun in the fall with the parents and cousins
 So for those of you wondering why this mountain loving girl from Colorado who lives in Virginia wanted to own a house in Michigan I hope that you are starting to get a better understanding.  That maybe just maybe... Grand Haven will even become one of your favorite places too!

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