walking up to the sounds of birds chirping in the trees and waves crashing on the shore of lake michigan was a dream... until we stepped out of our tent. after an overnight rainstorm, we were greeted by hundreds of michigan's infamous mosquitos. we lasted all of five minutes before hopping in the car and driving down to an open area public beach access. we backed on to the sand and set up the camp grill on the truck bed. the cool breeze coming off the lake made our warm coffee that much more enjoyable. we scrambled eggs, grilled turkey sausage, and sat together by the sea. i wouldn't mind every weekend being spent this way.