Guest post: Pratya Maharjan, 6th grade
It was our first sand dunes ride, and we all were very excited. My brother and sister even were annoying my parents for a couple of weeks. When we got there, it was really crowded. We had to wait for a while. We decided to go down to Silver Lake because it was just 5 minutes away, and we were looking for our friends. We actually spent the entire time looking for them. We came back with minutes left and got on the truck or whatever you would call it.
Once we got on, we did not know what to expect. We had a very funny driver. There were many hills go up and dropdown. Now 20 minutes into the ride, we had a five-minute break to get out of the vehicle and explore the Silver Lake and dunes. Finally, we got back on, and it was time for the biggest drop in the ride. Honestly, I was surprised how far down the drop was. Once we got over the drop, we had some more peaceful hills to ride on. When the ride was near the end, the driver explained how he wanted to do the whole ride backward when he retired. He also had some pretty funny jokes.
At the end of the ride, we searched for our friends and talked about what we were going to do for the rest of the day since we were an hour away from home and it was still 1:00pm. We spent the entire day at the beach. Muskegon beach nearby the Lighthouse is better than other beaches I have been to. It was fun-ish. When we got back home, we checked all the videos we made. We also saw some interesting things on the sand dunes ride. There were stumps on top of the sand dunes. One stump, in particular, looked like the State of Michigan, and another looked just looked like the Statue of Liberty. It was a fun getaway place for family. I would definitely recommend anyone looking for a nice mini-family vacation to try that place.