My World # 35

The shore at Indiana Dunes State Park.

The shore at Indiana Dunes State Park.

This is my post for the My World meme.  It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Sandy, Wren, Louise and Fishing Guy.  Last week there were 100 people sharing their worlds.  To see more of our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

The picture above is a scan from a slide made about 40 years ago.  The slide was made at Indiana Dunes State Park, which includes more than three miles of Lake Michigan’s south shore.  The park consists of 2,182 acres of primitive, beautiful, historical and unique landscape.  Eighteen hundred acres are wooded and contain some of the most diversified flora and fauna in the Midwest.  Other area are made up of drifting sand hills, the dunes which give the park it’s name.  One of the tallest dunes, Mt. Tom, is nearly two hundred feet tall.

It was always a treat when Mom and Dad would take us to the Dunes to go swimming.  We lived about 40 miles from the park and would get to go once or twice each year.

Indiana Dunes State Park is still there, but it is now completely surrounded by the Indiana Dunes National Seashore.

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13 Responses to “My World # 35”

  1. Happyone Says:

    I love looking through the trees to see the sand, water, and sky. Great picture!

  2. Indrani Says:

    Wow! I am witnessing a moment captured 40 years ago!
    I am thrilled.

  3. Tina Says:

    It is always nice to dig in the past and look at some of those photos that bring back such nice memories!! Sounds like this was a favorite place!!

  4. Hilda Says:

    I think it’s wonderful that instead of getting smaller, the park has enlarged to include the seashore!

    I must admit I’m envious. The Philippines is so rich in natural beauty and we’re just destroying it 😦

  5. Rose Says:

    We have yet to go there; it is a place that crosses our mind but we always seem to forget it when we have the time.

  6. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: A wonderful memory from the past with that neat park on the lake.

  7. MaryBeth Says:

    Oh those memories. Looks like a great place to go camping. Take care. MB

  8. imac Says:

    Beautiful olace to stroll and take time out for oneself George.

  9. Susie Says:

    Lovely memories George.

  10. Prospero Says:

    I like the title you chose for your blog. It’s fun (in a self-deprecating sort of way). You sure seem to get out and see stuff. Good for you!

  11. Suz Says:

    Such a nice shot and full of good memories. Thanks for sharing with us George. 🙂

  12. Janie of Utah Says:

    I never would have thought of dunes in Indiana, but that park looks great! My family always enjoyed walking along the beach and exploring the sand dunes in the Florida panhandle.

  13. Neal Says:

    My best friend and I are both Yankee fans and we used to go to Chicago to see then and then come back to the Dunes to camp for the night. Those were the good ol’ days. 🙂

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