Upper Silver Lake

Upper Silver Lake, July 2010 by Daniel J McKeown
Upper Silver Lake, July 2010

Jessica and I were driving around western Michigan and visiting a familiar site: Silver Lake and its impressive sand dunes. But then we went wandering around the town’s back roads and found another small lake just a bit inland–it’s called Upper Silver Lake and while it is a private, upscale vacation area it lacks the bustling and exciting vibe of the area around Silver Lake (with its dramatic sand dunes separating it from Lake Michigan) in the summer time.

Jessica’s 31st birthday

We had a very fun surprise birthday party for Jessica at Sweet Melissa’s in Rocky River–I took her out and her friends were waiting at a table but she had no idea they’d be there.


On her actual birthday, Jessica opened presents from family, and Belle and Sparty (our parakeets) and I wished her happy birthday on video: