You will never influence the world by trying to be like it.
South Bend - Bridgman - South Haven - Holland - Montague
Our first night was spent with Claire (one of my GREAT friends) and her family in South Bend, IN. We decided to drive up there and cut out about 130 miles of biking through the monotony of corn fields. Her family was just darling and we loved our time spent there.
Biking to Bridgman was a great day full of sunshine. Our first night of camping was very important because it was our opportunity to see if we forgot anything for the trip. Luckily we did not!
South Haven! This town was so quaint and cute. It had so much character that I just loved. The campsite we stayed at that night was run by a very nice couple who drove north for the summer. They kindly took us in and told us all about the downtown strip of South Haven. This town had a great marina and boardwalk overlooking the lake.
Holland which was a place I had been to before. It was just as I had remembered it and more. They definitely had built onto the main strip and it just was a perfect town for anyone.
Montague, we finally saw our first USBR 35 sign!!! Trent had originally thought we would see these signs a lot more along the way...but about 150 miles in we finally saw one.