I just got back from a mini vacation tonight. My husband and I went up to Traverse City, Michigan for a destination wedding that I photographed and made a vacation out of it. We stayed at a Travelodge that was surprisingly very nice; Fremont had a Travelodge that was super sketchy so thats all I knew about Travelodge.
Our first night there Zach had food poisoning from one of two places we ate at that day, so that was a huge bummer but luckily he recovered fairly quick so we were still able to enjoy our time.
Sunday while Zach rested at the hotel I went to the mall and found an amazing grilled cheese place in the mall and they have fresh squeezed lemonade…that they literally make after you order it. ❤ Then once Zach started feeling better we went on a beautiful drive to Mission Point Lighthouse. We passed so many beautiful Cherry farms and wineries.
Sunday evening there was a chance to see the aurora borealis so we went on a hunt to find a dark place to view them. We discovered a beach in Glen Harbor that was pitch black. When we got out of our car we looked up and saw more stars than we have ever seen in our lives; it was definitely one of my most memorable experiences. Unfortunately we didn’t see the northern lights but I did read that they were very faint and most likely only visible through a long exposure photograph. We did get to see the milky way clearer than ever. It was an amazing experience.
Monday was the day of the wedding and it was short and sweet. The ceremony took place in Beulah on a beautiful lake and then we went to Frankfort to take photographs on the beach. It was AMAZING, and they were adventurous and we managed to get some amazing photographs like the one above that required them to climb down a ladder to these rocks, GASP. I was so nervous that it would end in disaster but it didn’t so YAY! 🙂
Tuesday was our adventure day. We started the day off with breakfast at Flap Jack Shack and I ate some delicious pancakes topped with cherries. Then we went to downtown Traverse City to visit Knit North. I bought some local yarn that came in a cowl kit for the Simple Cowl pattern on Ravelry. After that I found another yarn shop called Lost Art Yarn and Needle Point where I bought some yummy feeling baby alpaca yarn.
Later on we went cherry picking! We adventured through a forest of cherry trees and picked the best ones, the minimum was 5lbs and we managed to get exactly 5. I might be biased because I picked them but they are the most yummy cherries ever.
That evening I took Zach to the grilled cheese restaurant at the mall called Cheese and Company then we decided to go putt putt. Vacation wouldn’t be vacation if we didn’t find a place to putt putt. I scored 3 hole in ones and beat Zach by 6, if it weren’t for my hole in ones it would have been a much closer game.
Over all vacation was wonderful and I enjoyed every second spent with my husband getting to do so many things I love.
Now I am home and feeling recharged and ready to create. On our getaway I had a lot of down time to think about the future. I feel like I’m finally discovering the things I’m passionate about and I’m ready to really dig in. ❤
Thanks for tagging along on my life’s journey.