Well, finally there is something blog worthy to report.
After waaaaay tooooo loooong, I hopped on an airplane and headed for home.
Although I've been gone for 20 years now, I think Michigan will always be home to me.
Of course a trip back home as autumn approaches calls for a visit to one of the places we miss the most. The local cider mill. And since calories don't count while on vacation, two donuts for me and four for Brett seemed like a wholesome lunch. Certainly the apple cider took the healthy factor up a notch.
~ Gardenviews in Northville, MI ~
~ Sideways in Plymouth, MI ~
Back in the day I loved to shop in the quaint little towns of Northville and Plymouth.
One day when we had a couple of hours to spare, we went to see how much the shopping situation had changed in the last 20 years.
I must say I was thrilled to see that two of my very favorite shops were still going strong. I guess that speaks for itself.
Unfortunately I didn't have time to do much but look and be inspired. That galvanized turkey tray above was HUGE and also gorgeous.
The purpose of the trip wasn't to shop. It was for something much more exciting than that.
My brother and sister-in-law flew in from California and my sister and brother-in-law live in Michigan. It was a three day family reunion. It's been a very long time since we were all together.
We enjoyed getting caught up, meals together, games (finally learned how to play Mexican Train Dominoes), laughs, a walk through the local state park and a lot of reminiscing.
All too soon it was time to head back to the airport.
Since it was necessary to eat something before boarding, we scouted the dining choices until we located another Michigan favorite. Funny how when we lived there I rarely ate coney dogs, but as soon as they were no longer available, I began having occasional cravings.
I must admit they tasted a lot better than they look :).
Using the same logic as the cider mill meal, we felt the shared Greek salad cancelled out the hot dog factor.
Do you ever use this type of logic while vacationing?
"The love in our family flows strong and deep, leaving us memories to treasure and keep" ~anonymous