Our early arrival meant we weaseled an invite to join my family (sans my bro- pole!) on a road trip to Michigan. We left J behind to do important things like move our stuff and figure out if we have medical insurance so with Auntie Katy in too Babu was way outnumbered. We loaded up and hit the road……and I mean we really hit the road……7 hours in one day and for 2 girls that can circle our entire island in about 1 1/2 hours that was a LONG car ride.
luckily Bibi brought plenty of American snacks
and the place we stayed was a beautiful massive resort log cabin or “a huge house made of sticks” as Anni pointed out. And it had Jacuzzi tubs in every suite…Holla!
cool weather and lots of trees… the good life!
the property is thousands of acres and we did plenty of deer
watching stalking… some of us were a little more passionate about it then others..
of course we were good little tourists and hit the town for some window shopping and fudge tasting
check out my mom in the window..she is so cute.
On the last day we took the ferry over to Macinac Island for some touristy fun. And the fast 20 minute on time ferry is much preferred the the puke boat thank you very much.
Babu treated us ladies to a horse and carriage ride and the anticipation almost killed them
we ladies dig big sunglasses
they even had a butterfly habitat
I love these pigtails
the weather was divine and the tour made this history nerd very giddy
beautiful part of God’s creation
The island has no cars at all..only bikes and horses so I just had to rent a bike and take the girls along the water (beats shopping any day!)
they laughed and chanted “Nenda Mama, go Mama go” the entire 6 miles…seriously. I think they liked it.
plus we stopped to build a little rock pile because apparently that is what ‘cool people’ do there…and we always want to be cool…….see….
Anni built it six high because “that is how old I almost am and cause I can’t find anymore little ones”
and after all that
bike riding being pulled by me the girls had to recharge with a shake….
but shakes made with real ice cream are really good.
and then we boarded the ferry to head back. And Miss Evy was heard saying “No me nap Mama!” just five minutes before this picture was taken…..
liar.liar…pants on fire….
My Mom and Dad with the Grand hotel in the background. They stayed there for their honeymoon way back when milk was 5 cents and gas was…..free 🙂 I love you and thank you for the great weekend! Two little girls want to know when we can go back,