Summer Days in Kalamazoo

It's July in Michigan. Its time for lake days, patio beverages and baseball games. We decided to start our recent visit to the Kalamazoo area with a day on a pontoon boat on Gull Lake. This was our first time on Gull Lake, which is located under 15 miles from downtown Kalamazoo and is an amazing inland Michigan lake!

We don't currently have our own pontoon boat, but that doesn't matter because Gull Lake Marine has some great boats available to rent. We figured that since we were spending a day on the lake we would bring a bigger crew with us to enjoy the day. When we arrived at Gull Lake Marine the boat was ready to go so we loaded up and headed out to explore the 2,000+ acre lake. One thing that stood out right away was the water color, which is absolutely amazing! We started off cruising around and taking a swim in the middle of the lake before heading to the sand bar, which was a favorite spot for us. 



Gull Lakes blue water ##michigancheck ##kalamazoo ##miplayground ##gulllake ##michigantravel

♬ original sound - mi_playground


Gull Lake

One thing that we also decided to do was to go tubing. We grew up tubing all of the time and Nick was determined to do a barrel roll to prove to himself that he could still do it. It was a success!



Do a barrel roll ##miplayground ##doabarrelroll ##doakickflip

♬ Do A Barrel Roll (Original Mix) - ViolonC & ViolonC


Next up for us was going to Fort Custer State Recreation Area. We decided to go to Eagle Lake to go for a paddle. A cool part about Eagle Lake is that there are no homes on this lake so the entire time we were surrounded by nature. We saw a bunch of different fish. That is one reason we love paddleboarding! We also made sure to relax and take a swim. After paddling we checked out a few of the trails in the area. There are may great hiking opportunities here to go along with three lakes to choose from. 


One thing we wanted to do in Kalamazoo was to go downtown to check out a few places we have never been and enjoy a drink on a patio and in the Central Commons Refreshment Area, where you can grab a drink to go walk around downtown. We started by grabbing a coffee and a drink at The Stamped Robin followed by sitting on the patio at Principle.

The Stamped Robin

After spending a few hours downtown it was time to head to a Growlers baseball game. We knew we would be getting some great ballpark food and it didn't disappoint! There was a lot of action at the stadium beyond the baseball game itself. It was a great way to finish a summer night in Kalamazoo. 

Kalamazoo Growlers

Kalamazoo Growlers

Check out our full video here!



1 comment

Eric Jones

My name’s Eric and I just came across your website – – in the search results.

Here’s what that means to me…

Your SEO’s working.

You’re getting eyeballs – mine at least.

Your content’s pretty good, wouldn’t change a thing.


Eyeballs don’t pay the bills.


And studies show that 7 out of 10 visitors to a site like will drop by, take a gander, and then head for the hills without doing anything else.

It’s like they never were even there.

You can fix this.

You can make it super-simple for them to raise their hand, say, “okay, let’s talk” without requiring them to even pull their cell phone from their pocket… thanks to Talk With Web Visitor.

Talk With Web Visitor is a software widget that sits on your site, ready and waiting to capture any visitor’s Name, Email address and Phone Number. It lets you know immediately – so you can talk to that lead immediately… without delay… BEFORE they head for those hills.

CLICK HERE to try out a Live Demo with Talk With Web Visitor now to see exactly how it works.

Now it’s also true that when reaching out to hot leads, you MUST act fast – the difference between contacting someone within 5 minutes versus 30 minutes later is huge – like 100 times better!

That’s what makes our new SMS Text With Lead feature so powerful… you’ve got their phone number, so now you can start a text message (SMS) conversation with them… so even if they don’t take you up on your offer right away, you continue to text them new offers, new content, and new reasons to do business with you.

This could change everything for you and your business.

CLICK HERE to learn more about everything Talk With Web Visitor can do and start turing eyeballs into money.

PS: Talk With Web Visitor offers a FREE 14 days trial – you could be converting up to 100x more leads immediately!
It even includes International Long Distance Calling.
Paying customers are out there waiting.
Starting connecting today by CLICKING HERE to try Talk With Web Visitor now.

If you’d like to unsubscribe click here

Leave a comment