Spring Break Up North

collageThis year, my friends and I decided to take a more unconventional approach to spring break. We made a quick run to ETC, packed our warmest clothes and drove five hours to a cute cabin in Northern Michigan where we spent the next four days shivering among nature. Despite the cold, we managed to have a really lovely weekend. After being in the city for so long, it’s easy to forget how incredible it can be to be surrounded by greenery with no sounds except the rustling of leaves and the birds singing.

As soon as the car was parked, we wasted no time to get inside the cabin. Some people stayed and started cooking dinner while others took the golf cart out for a spin. There was so much to do, but we still found time to relax. With temperatures so low, the lake was still frozen enough to walk on. It was a little nerve-wracking to have so many people on the ice at once, but we got some really cool pictures out of it. I had forgotten how beautiful sunsets could be, and you could see every color painted on to the sky when you stood on the lake. As the day darkened, spontaneity took us on a walk through the forest. If you looked up, the stars decorated every corner of the sky. Never in my life had I seen that many stars at once; we all took turns pointing out different constellations that were familiar to us.

Even though we didn’t get to escape the cold, I wouldn’t have wanted to spend my spring break any other way. I got some quality time with some of my favorite people and we got away from the city stress for a while. A massive thank you to Evan for taking us to his cabin, I can’t wait to go back. :)

 

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