Monday, May 23, 2011
Grand Haven, Michigan > Oct. 2010
After walking the pier and the trip back down the freezing beach ( I took the sidewalk by the road this time so I didn't loose any body parts from frostbite!), we headed downtown to shop and have some lunch. Again...construction...watch your step! A cute little downtown area, but I was a little disappointed in the stores. I was hoping for more antique-y ( there was none) type shops, but they were all things we can find here at home ;( We chose a diner ( ach! I can't remember the name!) and ordered lunch. We started with a chicken nacho appetizer that was HUGE and very, very good. Then we both ordered sandwiches, which were also great, but I was so full from the nachos, I only was able to have 2 bites! After lunch, we walked for a while longer and drove around and just...looked. We headed back to the pier again, not many other options (hehe), and thought we'd walk off lunch.....not much walking happened....
We drove a little more and then went back to the hotel to take a nap...yes..a nap!!!! :) After we woke up, we drove over to some sand dunes and thought we'd give them a climb. It was HARD!! and it was also pretty cold...The kids would have had fun on them, though, but I couldn't make it up more than once...at least I didn't try ;) We headed back to the hotel ( because the light show I was so excited for was also a summer event)to have dinner there and went to bed ( we're pretty wild, I know)...unfortunately, not much sleeping happened until about 2am because they had a live band playing in their bar and it was very, very loud in our room...our walls were vibrating..another negative mark Holiday Inn. woke in the morning, checked out, stopped and got breakfast and headed home! Overall, not a bad trip...however, if any of you know of any good wknd vacation spots PLEASE let me know!!! We need places to go this year and I don't want to plan them all by myself..lol.