Tonight, the water of Lake Michigan was so smooth that a butterfly could have landed on it a mile away and we still would have seen it ripple.
Mom, Dad, and I cruised in the boat towards Saugatuck, stopping off a few times to jump in and take a quick dip. It was uncommonly beautiful... looking out over into the distance, without a soul around, unable to tell where the sky ended and the water began. We stayed for the sunset, which, because of the lack of clouds, wasn't one of a thousand colors, but rather a simple and magnificent orange ball falling into the horizon so quickly that I could swear I saw it moving.
The air temperature today reached 96 degrees, and the water reached 77 - perhaps the hottest I've ever actually seen it. Tomorrow, the air temperature is going up to 100, which is hotter than I think Baltimore has been this summer. It's not quite as humid, though, and the water makes the heat more palatable.
Still, I'm ready to get back to Baltimore. Summer Bridge starts on Thursday, so my summer is basically over, and I think I'm okay with that. Tomorrow, I'll make the trek to the Chicago O'Hare airport, and my last vacation in a while will be over.
If I can figure out how to download photos onto my computer with my new camera, I'll be able to share quite a few when I return.
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