My feet are blue, Hannah’s are purple and Nana’s are orange. And these three feet had a wonderful weekend in Michigan! When Nana asked us to go away for the weekend it seemed so far away and it kind of snuck up on us.
How bad can your weekend be when this is your back yard?
Once we got settled into the house, it was time for lunch. Thanks to blog readers Esther and April who suggested Clementine’s. Long time readers will know that Tony and I dislike onions. A lot. The only onions we will ever eat are in the form of an onion ring. But even then, we are super picky. There has to be more batter to onion ratio, and the onions have to be really skinny.
They offer a 6 inch and 12 inch spike of onion rings. Since we were going to order lunch too, we went with the 6 inch.
Yep, that is the short stack! When Tony saw this picture that I posted on facebook, even he was shocked that I ate these. But they were perfect – the batter stayed with the onion the whole time – I hate when you bite into an onion ring and then the whole thing comes out at once. So good!
And I figured, what the hell, I am on vacation, I’ll get the Reuben!
Holy cow was this good – the corned beef was so tender, the thousand island dressing was served on the side so the bread stayed nice and crisp. I ate half. My mom ordered the walleye which came with a baked potato. The next morning I made a hash out of the remaining corned beef and her potato.
I think we averaged about 4-5 hours of walking each day. So many shops!
On Saturday we went to the beach. The water temperature was the same as the air temperature – 75!
The beach was super clean and the water was really clear too. Although, I don’t like to go into bodies of water much past my knees. I got pulled into a rip tide in Nags Head, NC when I was 16 and got dragged 100 yards down shore – my actual lack of swimming skills probably saved my life because I just went with it.
We loved watching all the ships go in and out of the marina. We decided next time we go up we will take a boat ride.
Our house we stayed at had a lovely patio. Friday night we ate such a big and late lunch, that we ended up only having cheese and crackers (and wine!) for dinner. The house also didn’t have any t.v., only a DVR. Friday night we watched a movie and then we played Banana Grams – so fun!
The day we got to the house though, they got a DSL line in, so Hannah could use her iPad and stay in touch with the world. My mom even checked her email – it was funny watching her use the iPad – she couldn’t get used to touching the screen.
And you can’t have a weekend away without ice cream! That was Hannah’s, but I got a kid scoop of no sugar added butter pecan – so good.
We went to both South Haven, Saugatuck, and St. Joe’s and each place had a Christmas store. I thought this ornament was a bit strange – it was “Diver Dan”
And no trip to Michigan would be complete without blueberries! This box cost $12.50 for 5 pounds. This is just over half because I gave some to Hannah too.
So leave me your favorite links to blueberry recipes! I know I’ll be making some muffins later this week.
I only down loaded pictures from my good camera, I am sure I’ll post some more from my phone and other camera later this week.
It was relaxing and busy all at the same time. I think we did everything we wanted to, although Sunday came all too soon. But to have this opportunity to spend so much time with my Mom and daughter? Priceless!
I missed Tony though, so I was happy to hang out with him last night and watch some of the Olympics. It was weird to be so out of the loop for so long!
What was the highlight of your weekend?
Back to the grind . . .I haven’t been to the store yet so it will be interesting to see what I can put together for breakfast and lunch. Make it a great day!