These Lake Michigan beaches are some of the nicest I’ve been to. We start in Mom’s old neighborhood at Douglas Park Beach, where she painted her popular Lake Effects posters. The roads are shady and quiet here, the beaches sunny with sand so fine it buzzes when you walk on it. There seems to be a spate of dead fish and balloons at the moment, but not enough to spoil it. We walk to Oval Beach and back, about a mile each way. To my shame I didn’t take the camera, but Mom’s art tells the story best anyway.