Quigs and I took a road trip to see Minnie Mouse and her extraordinarily delightful parents in Grand Rapids, Michigan, this weekend. As usual, Quigs was an awesome travel companion. Keep her in Diet Cokes and don't mix fruit in her salads, and she's happy as can be. I love that.
We arrived a bit later on Friday that we thought, mostly because I forgot about the time change AND had to leave an hour later than I had planned. But for anyone traveling to Michigan and crossing the Indiana/Michigan border on I-94, if you need a place to eat take Exit 1 into New Buffalo and try the Stray Dog Café. It was an awesome little lunch/dinner place right on the water. If I ever take X-man up to the dunes in that area, we're so going to eat there again.
We spent the weekend exploring Grand Rapids, which is a pretty pleasant place with lots better shopping than Chambana (Nordstrom Rack, a rocking Jo-ann Fabrics and a number of quaint little gift and resale shops are all over the place.) My theme for the weekend appeared to be cherry. I came back with cherry preserves, cherry-based trail mix, we ate at the CherryDeli. We also had a snack at the Wealthy Street Bakery and checked out the Fulton Street Farmer's Market, which had some lovely flowers and lots of locally produced meat and baked goods.
We stayed with the Mouse family, and had fun catching up on each other's lives. I'm glad we went. It was ever so much fun, and I can't wait to hang with them again. Low key is always lovely.