I've had the last 5 days off work so Rich and I could take a little trip for our anniversary. We didn't want to spend a lot of money due to a certain wedding we are saving for, but we desperately needed to get away for a few days.
So we left on Saturday morning to spend the night in Traverse City.
On the way up we were listening to music with my iPhone when all of a sudden it stopped working and heated up so much we almost threw it out the window because we were afraid it would catch on fire! Needless to say, it was fried! So feeling like I was no longer connected to rest of the world we continued on to Traverse City.
Let me tell you, it was COLD there! It never got out of the teens and it was 3 degrees when we got up on Sunday morning. At one point we ran outside to get a couple of pictures but it was for a very short time!
The Grand Traverse Bay was frozen solid!
It was a nice hotel, though. Our room was right on the beach! I bet it's really nice during the summer!
And a lot more expensive!!
We never got the chance to walk around downtown Traverse City because it was just too cold, but I snapped a few pictures driving through!
This was a interesting house right outside of town we saw when we pulled down a street to turn around.
You can't see in the picture but this house sat right next to a river!
We left TC on Sunday and drove south to Mt. Pleasant to spend the night at my favorite hotel in the whole state, the Soaring Eagle Resort and Casino.
I just love this beautiful hotel.
Our room had a balcony that overlooked the (frozen) pond and a outdoor fire pit.
And the pool room.
I managed to meet up with my old friend Michele while we were there. Her aunt was married to my uncle so I've known her practically all of my life. We lost touch for a while but thanks to Facebook we got back in touch. She lives in Mt. Pleasant and came to the hotel with her daughter to see us. Her daughter actually works there. It was wonderful to see her and we visited for several hours!
We had a nice dinner afterwards and played video poker for a while but didn't win anything!
Monday we left Mt. Pleasant fairly early and on the way home we stopped at the Apple store so I could get a new phone. Unfortunately, it was out of warranty and I did not have insurance so I had to pay for it, but it was not as expensive as I thought it would be and I have to have a phone! So oh well!
Today Rich went back to work and I still had one day off. I just ran some errands and cleaned the house.
Tomorrow it's back to the grind again!
Until the next time.....