Since we have moved to Chicago, I’ve been dying to go on a road trip to the Indiana Dunes. This weekend, we decided to go!
It was a warm and balmy 70ish degrees (20ish degrees Canadian friends) around 9:30am in Chicago when we decided to drive out, so we thought that it would be a perfect beach day! We were so excited and we just couldn’t hide it!
I still get excited every time we go somewhere new and I have always loved entering new territory. I am fascinated that by straddling a border line you can be in two places at once. I am easily pleased and impressed. Here is our obligatory new State photo:
As you can see by the sky, the clouds did not appear to be perfect beach day clouds. The temperature dropped the closer we got to our destination, but there was no way that grey skies would stop our day of fun!
We finally arrived at our destination and the temperature was 62 degrees (approx 10ish degrees Celcius). The coldest day we have experienced thus far. We figured that since it was only 10:30am, the sun was maybe still waking up… maybe it had too many drinks the night before and was having a late start!
When we arrived at the beach, we were the only ones there… parking was really difficult:
We didn’t care about the weather, we were just so excited to be AT THE BEACH!
The pictures do not do the waves justice… they were humongous and it was so windy. It would have been perfect “dingy” boating waves. Except there were rip tide signs everywhere and warnings to not even go wading… but a part from that, it was perfect!
Still looks pretty warm and nice, doesn’t it? This picture captures what the sky was like for most of the day:
Pretty though, isn’t it!?
And here is an obligatory pic to show how windy it was:
Now, even though our ears were aching from the wind, that didn’t stop us. In fact, the ringing in our ears helped enhance the crushing of the waves.
The sun made a quick appearance and we relished in it!!
We were so excited, that we just could not hide it! And why hide it!? It’s a beautiful thing, isn’t it?!
It was SUCH a fun day on the beach, we had the entire State National Park to ourselves and we LOVED IT! Look how pretty it is!!
We didn’t even have to worry about anybody stealing John’s size 15 flip flops… do you know how hard it is to find shoes that big!?
We could even take all the selfies in the world without others watching or offering to take our photo:
Just after noon, we realized that the temperature was not going to get higher than 64 (low teens, Canadians). Cue pouting face.
We had a decision to make… we could either call it a day and go home OR we could go buy matching hoodies from the closest Walmart and continue our beach day! If you can’t beat em, join em!
Although the weather did not get past 64 degrees, we still pulled out the towels and did the beach thing. Here is proof:
We drove home around 3:00pm and I am already looking forward to going back for more!