We spent a couple of days on the western side of the state and thoroughly enjoyed Grand Haven and Muskegon's Michigan's Adventure. We hit the beach and the waves on our first day and it was really awesome. The sand is plentiful as were the waves. A little bit scary to watch the little ones. Several men lost their lives to the Great Lake around the same time period that we were there. Humbling.
The day at Michigan Adventure started out great. Tyler rode some smaller rides and smiled and frowned and smiled some more. Ryan couldn't wait for the next thrill and stole away with Daddy while Mommy and Ty looked for some Toddler thrills. Then the rain rolled in and Ty and Mom went to the truck for an episode of Cars and Toy Story and an afternoon nap. When the rain broke, we met back up at the park for some family time...but the cold, damp air was enough for me to go right back to the car. (I refused to pay $53 for a sweatshirt:(
Finally, the rides were closed due to lightning and the family headed back to the Rodeway Inn for some fabulous swimming and hot tubbing at a bargain price. Good times.