I hope you all had a great weekend! We had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary. It wasn't a highly planned weekend, but it all sort of just "happened" nicely....
We stopped at a little restaurant somewhere along the way and had breakfast. The whole time we were riding, I kept telling myself, "You're going to be good and order oatmeal." That was the healthy choice. And it was quite chilly. I thought oatmeal would warm me up a lot.
But then we walked in and the special was Cranberry Walnut French Toast. My willpower did not hold fast.
We started just south of Kalamazoo and rode up to Tippy Dam, where the purple pin is in this map. The darker green you see on this map in that area is all the Manistee National Forest. So, it was a really nice ride.
There were salmon fishermen everwhere you looked. Apparently, the salmon were running. They run up the river you saw in that second map. Then, they get to this pool below the dam and are sort of trapped. So, I guess it's a really good fishing spot.
And when we returned home it was dusk, and we were treated to a beautiful sunset. The day was wonderful. A little long, but good. It was chilly early and late in the day, but warm in the middle. We got rained on a couple of times, but not bad. A nice way to spend the day.
On Sunday, we decided to go to the beach. I had been wanting to visit South Haven, so that's where we went. I had some schoolwork to accomplish in the morning, which I did. Then, we went to South Haven (if you look on the first map I posted, it's on the shore of Lake Michigan, south of Holland quite a ways....almost directly west of Kalamazoo) and found this cute outdoor spot for lunch. The day was warm in the sun, a little chilly in the shade. Had a glass of wine with my lunch. The day was starting off great.
Papa Pea came over to help. I helped a little, too, but mostly I sat and warmed up on the towel! When we came over to help her, Sweet Pea said, "That's it! Now you're getting into the spirit of things!" That really cracked us both up. I'm still chuckling over it today.
All in all, it was a great weekend. We had a general plan, but nothing too specific. It was lazy, yet we got to do a lot of things. Best weekend I've had in a long, long time.
But I didn't sew a thing. I have nothing to show for myself this weekend (not even the laundry got done!). I have no idea what I'll blog about this week, so it might be a little thin! Maybe I can catch up on some older stuff! Haha!
Hope you had a great weekend, too.
Until next time,