Our recent trip to Michigan began at about 2:00 AM Thursday morning. It was easier traveling through the night so this little one and her big sister could just sleep. Plus it meant a stop at Cracker Barrel for a late breakfast! She was more excited than she looks!!
We munched on snacks from home during our travel time, so we didn't have to stop for any other meals...we just headed for my Mom's house. We all knew what we'd be doing for dinner. Buddy's Pizza was definitely on the menu. I grew up in Detroit, and going to Buddy's was kind of a regular thing...at least I remember it that way. Square pizza...the best ever! Bocci ball. Chubby Checker's "The Twist" on the jukebox. A Boomba Glass full of beer for my Dad. That's what I remember...plus, my sister (about Lulu's age at the time) dancing to "The Twist" on top of the table. Wonderful memories!
Anyway...that's where we had dinner. Not the one in Detroit. We ate at the new one about a mile from my Mom's home. How convenient! It was so good!
Pizza Pie (as Lulu called it) and Antipasto Salad. The only bad thing...my belly got full before my mouth wanted it too! Charlotte enjoyed her meal too...Buddy's got a "thumbs up" from her!
Later that evening we stopped for frozen custard at Erma's.
It's definitely a popular spot!
It's important to make sure your hotel provides an adequate breakfast for you...thank you Hyatt Place for doing just that! Here's a look at what Mark brought back for his family's breakfast Friday morning. Katie, Charlotte, Lulu, and Mark were adequately fueled for the day!
I also had one of the egg muffins...it was pretty tasty!
Next stop! Lunch! National Coney Island...this is a must when we visit Michigan.
We love these so much!!
In fact my Mom has given Coney Island Hot Dogs to us for
Christmas....you can read about it HERE.
Apple juice for Lulu and Vernors Ginger Ale for the rest of us.
Coney Dogs, Hani's, Coney Tacos, Fries, Cheese Fries....yes to all!
Happy, Happy, Happy...that's what we were!
Charlotte and Lulu each got ice cream, and the five grown-ups shared
one Hot Fudge Cream Puff...oh my!
We did some shopping after this stop...including a trip to Meijer's to pick up some munchies for later in the evening...we definitely weren't going to need a full meal after all this. What we did need though, was to stop at Sonic for some Limeades on the way back to my Mom's. We have a Sonic relatively nearby here at home. But this Sonic was in the same parking lot as Meijer's.
So really, we had to stop!
On Saturday we headed to my brother's and sister-in-law's home for lunch/dinner...linner if you will! (Breakfast at the hotel first of course!) We had some great food...many hands prepared it.
We were grateful for that (thanks for grilling Jason!), and we were especially grateful
for all the fun fellowship with our family!
Ribs and Chicken and Stuffed Cabbage and Potato Salad and Noodles and Fruit and so on and so on. Plus desserts...I didn't get photos of those! It was a fun filled, food filled, awesome time!
Sunday morning we took advantage of our complimentary breakfast one more time, and then we began the trip home. We munched on snacks while we traveled, but only stopped for a meal once...at a Rest Stop in Pennsylvania. We had Popeye's and Burger King. (and played some Rock, Paper, Scissors too!)
And that was the end of the
Well...except for the quick stop...about 40 minutes from home...for ice cream!
That Charlotte sure likes her ice cream!
Stay tuned for Part Three....there was a