We’re not going to let a weather report stop us from enjoying summer in Southwest Michigan !
So you’re staying in Southwest Michigan for a week. You wake up, look at the weather report, and OH NO… they’re projecting a cold, rainy day!!! Grrrr… Now what?
Of course, if you’re like us, we start by weather shopping 🙂 That’s right, we don’t like what we see on one weather report, so we just move on to the next ! One report generally looks a little better than the others… yep that’s the one we go with ! They say it’s going to be somewhat cool with a chance of rain. Do we believe them? Plan our day around them? Heck no !!! We’re in Southwest Michigan after-all … if you don’t like the current weather, wait an hour, it will change 🙂 Take Sunday for example. If we had planned our day around the weather reports, we would have bunkered down inside and attempted to live vicariously through sunny Hawaii Five-O episodes on NetFlix. But we took our chances, went to Le Lac Appelle, and enjoyed the entire day on a sandy beach, swimming, and fishing ! It wasn’t without drama though. There were times when it looked somewhat dicey… dark clouds beginning to form on the horizon… deep rumbles in the distance… as if the weather gods were preparing to say that familiar nagging line… “see, I told you so“. We grabbed our smartphones, pulled up the live radar image, and observed an ominous thundercloud heading our way… YIKES ! Did we flinch… no way !!! Again, we’re in Southwest Michigan after-all !!!
We stood fast, well, lounged actually in our Tommy Bahama beach chairs, as we watched the clouds begin to part above our exact location! Seriously, look at the photo! We saw reports of rain to the north of us in South Haven and rain to the south of us in St. Joseph as we took in the warm breeze and sun. Some may say it was simply luck. We’d like to think that we were being rewarded for our sheer will and dedication to the beach 🙂 OK… it’s not always like this here, but when the “big lake” is roaring, the flies are biting, or the water temp is bone-chilling, just know that you could be swimming, floating, and fishing at this charming little gem near South Haven Michigan known as Le Lac Appelle 🙂
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