Bill, Mandy, her friend Regina, and I took a quick road trip to Michigan last weekend. We left Friday morning, and returned Monday evening. Everything in between was a bit of a blur...and a whole lot of fun!! Twelve hours in the car...and the closer we got to our destination, the slower we went. Lots of people were taking advantage of the beautiful weekend and heading for the lake!
Eventually the traffic cleared and we reached our destination, Midland, and the
home of our nephew, David, and his partner, Marcelo.
They have a lovely home, and they very graciously shared it with us (comfy, cozy mattress).
Friday evening they treated us to a yummy dinner at the Midland Country Club.
Saturday was a very busy day. We started it out by visiting the local Farmer's Market. It was set up in a park...such beautiful surroundings...pretty plants everywhere! The market was small, but we all found some plants to buy. Mandy, Regina, and I each bought some Sedum "Autumn Joy". Later on, we discovered that it was growing in David's and Marcelo's back yard! Now we know where we can get it for free! I also bought a bag of wonderful, handmade soap, and some Kale chips too!
We had an early lunch at a local sports bar...Bill was happy to see that the TVs were tuned to tennis and soccer. I had a fried Lake Perch sandwich...it was SO GOOD!
We made the trip to Michigan so we could attend our niece's wedding. Lisa and Justin got married ,at 4:00 PM on Saturday, in this pretty chapel. It was a simple and sweet ceremony.
Check out that tin ceiling!
Check out that tin ceiling!
Dinner and dancing followed...my favorite part of the evening was the very, yummy cheesecake I had for dessert!! No, really it was getting to spend some time visiting with family we seldom see !
Sunday morning, after a delicious breakfast (food played a big part in our weekend), we were on the road again. We couldn't make a trip to Michigan without seeing my Mom! So we drove a couple hours, stopped by her house, picked her up, and headed off to a cook-out at my brother's and sister-in-law's home (yep, food again!). I loved being able to visit with some of my family...especially my Mom!! Here she is with one of her great-grandchildren. Vincent will be three this month...such a cutie!
We stayed at a Holiday Inn Express Sunday evening (worst mattress EVER), and then picked my Mom up for breakfast at National Coney Island. Doesn't everyone eat Hot Dogs for breakfast!
After breakfast we took my Mom home, said our good-byes (only until she visits us in September!!), and then began our trip home. But not until we made a quick stop at Sonic...after all we
needed to get some Limeades to go!
It was a fun weekend!
Full of family and a whole lot of food!!