Gregs parents took us on a mini holiday this weekend to Frankenmuth for a little ‘get away’ time since the next 7 weeks until the wedding are A) going to fly by and B) be extremely chaotic. From now until June 14th we have engagement photos to take care of, cars to rent, hair appts to book, dresses to alter and so on. We still have to finish our marriage counselling, do a final consult with the musicians, designer and caterer, get the vases to the florist and pack and move my stuff… so many details that will make the coming weeks feel like hours – so you can see why we needed this little get-away!!
The trip was very relaxing and we experienced so many neat new things. For starters – we took the ferry to the USA, not the bridges! I didnt know this, but there’s a ferry crossing within the native reserve (somewhere up there, I dont know the town) and I had the great experience of taking a ferry for the first time. It was nothing like I expected, and in approximately 8 minutes we were waving goodbye to the customs officer and driving through an American town. It was great, and I hope I get to do it again 🙂 The rest of the drive was spent reading, napping, and playing travel scrabble with a few quick rest stops and 1 less quick stop at the TSC store. They had lama’s… who can ignore a lama!! Greg also bought me a stuffed bunny that looks like my real bunny that I recently adopted out, so I named her snuggle-bunny (the 2nd) and she amused us for the rest of the trip 🙂
We arrived in Saginaw early in the afternoon and after unpacking in our hotel rooms and freshening up we headed to the shopping district. We had lattes at Barnes and Noble, visited a neat store that reminded me of Michaels but with a lot more selection (called Joannes) and then went to the mall where Greg and I found a great clothing store with lots of great deals! 7 t-shirts, a sweater and a dress shirt later we exited the store feeling rather proud of ourselves 😛 For dinner we went to Applebys and afterwards retired to the hotel where the 4 of us sat in the lounge and played a fun game of dominos. Greg won with his dad at a close 2nd and by midnight we were all passed out in our rooms.
Sunday morning we had breakfast and drove into the little town of Frankenmuth. We toured each little shop, sampling cheese, fudge and almonds and even discovered a little coffee ‘haus’ that had really yummy coffee and a charming atmosphere. Gregs mom also says they had really clean bathrooms 🙂 We arrived at "The chicken place" (I cant ever remember the name) for our 2pm reservation and just like last time, the food was fantastic. After dinner we headed up the road to another shopping village where we went store to store so I could find a pink hoodie that said ‘frankenmuth’ on it. After the 4th or 5th store I was going to give up but Greg knew I really wanted one so he made me look in a few more and then tada!! There it was, and it was beautiful, and we bought it and I love it 😀
We finished up with a walk around Bronners, an extremely large Christmas store (that is owned by Christians!) and by 5pm we were on the hwy back home. Greg and I slept most of the way, and by 9pm we were back in London. I decided to stay in London and drive back to St. C first thing in the morning, so after unpacking our little bags of fudge, cheeses and home made jam we ordered a pizza and watched King of the Hill.
All in all it was a great little vacation 🙂 Dont forget to check out the pics!