weekend in michigan

May 30, 2012

I’m back to tell you this past weekend was the most fun I have had in quite some time. And I’m also here to tell you I don’t have a usual WIAW post for you today — with this long weekend, my days are totally off! I always forget that the first day back to work is a Tuesday, not a Monday.  After deciding to avoid traffic, the Husband and I set off to one of our favorite weekend getaway spots — a cottage in Michigan owned by his aunt and uncle. It’s about a 3-1/2 hour drive without traffic, and we got up to the cottage early on Saturday.

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We spent the weekend with our family jet skiing, lounging, napping, eating good food, and bonfiring (yes, it’s a verb). I think the very best part of the weekend came on Sunday morning though. About a two weeks ago, Ashley and I figured out she was going to be in Holland, Michigan, which is about an hour away from the cottage we stay at. Ashley has become quite a good friend these past couple of months — we’re unusually similar, talk every day, and often complain about how we don’t live near each other. When this opportunity came about, we knew we had to meet up.

So on Sunday morning, I drove back down to Holland and picked Ashley up for brunch. As we both knew, there was no weirdness or awkwardness, and there was definitely no “getting to know you” type questions. We picked up conversation just like we had seen each other the day before.

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We went to The Windmill, which was positively Dutch, since I wanted Ashley to tap into her heritage and my future (God willing) children’s heritage — ha! Once we got there, we walked around for a little bit since Katie was also meeting us but had driven from Chicago (she gets the most friend brownie points for the day).

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I had a veggie omelet and hash browns, which of course is a picture on my phone… and right about now I’m too lazy to get my phone cord to connect it to the computer (honesty is the best policy!). You can use your imagination though. It was delicious. We had a great time talking and catching up with one another for a couple of hours.

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And just like that our brunch date was over. Katie headed back off to Chicago, I dropped Ashley back off at her family’s rental for the weekend, and I headed back upstate to spend some more time with my family.

I’m always so excited when blog friends become real life friends. The three of us had a great time — I only wish Ashley lived closer so the three of us could hang out all the time. Looks like I just need to make a trip out west!

Question: What was the best part of your holiday weekend?

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