Our Weekend Getaway

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Robb and I had a great time last weekend getting away to Traverse City for awhile. We basically decided to go three days before and just packed a bag and took off without any plans. We just went with the flow and had a great time!


We left after Robb got home from work on Friday and stopped to eat at 'Bennigans' on the way up. (we didnt mean to wear matching colors...but I did read that the nautical theme is HOT this season!)After dinner we drove the rest of the way to Traverse City and enjoyed the beautiful sky as we drove!




The first hotel we came upon in Traverse was the Great Wolf Lodge so we checked if they had any rooms left and they did so we booked a room and and hung out in the water park the next morning. We had to check out of the room at 11 but we could stay in the water park as long as we wanted so we had to get ready in the water park bathroom when we were ready to leave! It was so funny I was laughing at myself...I must have looked like such a nut! Don't ya think?!?

So since we didn't have a plan we drove around downtown for awhile in the afternoon until we saw a bike rental shop and decided to be adventurous and rented a tandem bike! It was a blast and I am so glad we did it! I think we biked about 15 miles with a few stops for some pictures and lunch along the way..we had fried pickles...my fave! (who thinks they know where we ate?!)





After we burnt off so much energy we HAD to head to the famous 'Moomers' (voted America's best homemade ice cream by Good Morning America!) It was just as good as they say!


And we couldn't go to Traverse City without a little shopping, so hit up a small outlet mall before we found another hotel to check into for the second night. We relaxed in the room until we headed out again for the Cherry Bowl Drive-In Movie Theater...which was so much fun! Monsters vs. Aliens was the first feature and after that was Fast and Furious...it was such a great way to end or trip!


We headed for home the next morning!

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23 Responses to “Our Weekend Getaway”

annmak said...

Looks like fun. Did you eat at hooters?

Abbie said...

It sounds like it was a WONDERFUL trip! My husband is all about improvising on trips. We will have to go on one of those trips at some point this summer.

Jennifer said...

We LOVE that Great Wolf Lodge!! I'm glad you had a great time.

Alli said...

The Cherry Bowl is right down the road from my dad's house. I have gone there every summer of my life (except last summer cause I didn't come back to MI). However, this summer I will make up for it (31 days from now).

Trish said...

we were just there... I wanted to go to Moomers really bad, but opted not too. Maybe next time!

mak'n Changes said...

Good Gracious what a busy and fun trip! My favorite photo was your hunny doing a wheely on the bike. Hilarious! too much fun!
cindie

Stephanie said...

Looks like a wonderful trip! I'm sure you both needed the nice getaway!!
Love the tandem pic!!

aLLie said...

hahaha My husband would so do that wheelie on the tandem bike!

blondie42107 said...

Glad you had such a great time!

PS. There's a little shop downtown that carries really cute baby/children's clothing, bedding, etc... that's all organic. :)

tscarter7 said...

Looks like you had a great little trip! That ice cream place sounds fabulous (too bad I'm all the way over in the Pacific NW or I'd head there right now! :)

Stars in the sky said...

Great pictures! It is nice to see you two so happy! I have been checking in to see if there was any new news and saw these. Fried pickles? tell us more!

Jaclyn said...

How fun! If we are ever in Michigan, that looks like a fun place to visit! By the way, your hair is getting long!

Still Cross Photography said...

I definitely think a weekend away spontanteously is a great way to spend it with your hubby! I have yet to go to Moomer's but have a Mooville near us and LOVE it! Hoping to make a weekend trip to TC in June! Continuously in my prayers! Not much new here...going to be spilling details on our blog soon...

Kates said...

Mike and I totally saw Monsters vs. Aliens Sat. night too. What a quinky dink and the bike ride sounds AWESOME!!! I am so glad that you guys got a chance to get away.

Everything is going well with little peanut, we are at 5 weeks. Thanks so much for all of your prayers. Once the baby comes we will have to meet officially (maybe at Fridays:)> with the 2 little ones.

Have a GREAT weekend and hoping for a phone call!!

Love From WI,
Kate

"Lolli" said...

how fun! I'm happy to hear about your adoption, as I have many friends who have adopted and ARE adopting again...from China, Ethiopia, etc. I so admire you for taking advantage of having time for just the 2 of you as long as you can. One little word of advice: Remember that your spouse came before the children, so try and keep that in your mind when the children are there. It's easy to make them #1 all the time, and they really are # 3: God, spouse, the children!

Be blessed and know that I will follow the progression of your adoption.

Lolli (aka Lisa)

Krista said...

Did you eat at Sleders? Ice cream looks fabulous and now I am totally craving it! So glad you had a great trip!

Rebekah said...

We love TC! What a great get-a-way before baby boy! We're hoping to do something special too...just the two of us. Looks like you guys had a blast!

kim said...

I'm guessing you ate at the Blue Tractor. I have had fried pickles there before and they were sooo good! Traverse City is such a fun place to go. = )

Jenilee said...

I am from Michigan and love the TC area! fun pics. :)

- visiting from Lynnette Kraft

Kate said...

it was Hooters!

annmak said...

What do I win:)

Trinity said...

Looks like you had a great trip! :)

H*E*E said...

Hooters is the only place that I have found that serves fried pickles and Boy are they good!!! I'm so glad that you had a great time.

<3 Hee