Ok, so somehow I missed out on the fact that we pretty much have the ocean just 1.5 hours away. How did I not know that this beautiful place called the Indiana Dunes is right in our backyard?? Anyway, I brought 6 JH and SH gals up to the Dunes on Friday-we LOVED it! What a wonderful way to spend our afternoon-we enjoyed the white sandy beaches and clear water while people watching and getting some rays. Two of the gals totally beat me in a race up the dunes-I felt old. Afterwards we were STARVING so we headed to Steak-n-shake, ate faster than I have ever seen girls eat (I mean seriously, Shelby and Erin ate a triple cheeseburger, fries, and large shake in under 5 minutes!!!) We learned alot on this little road trip-God makes all people very different, which is good, Indiana is beautiful beyond the cornfields, Gas America sells religious-based silly bands, and I was reminded once again that kids-no matter how cool they try to be-love to play.