Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Anniversary Trip

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.....


Donna said...

I'm glad that you had a nice trip and were able to get away! Drats that the iPhone had to poop out on you!

Sally said...

I'm sorry it was so blasted cold! Sounds like a good getaway though. How nice to be able to see your friend too!

Isn't it funny how we don't want to be without phones, etc in these days and times. I woke up Weds and my computer monitor was dust, and I panicked! Remembering I had an older one in the garage (but thinking it didn't work either) plugged it in and it works. :)


Grandma K said...

While I know it's not the same - I love going to beaches in the winter. Ours never has snow, and the bay doesn't freeze, but I still live winters at the beach. The problem we have here (in Galveston) is the FOG! In winter, it really can get bad.

Glad you had a good time! Just the break you needed.

Donna said...

Well I wonder what was wrong with that phone??? Dangerous!
Sorry it was too darn cold to get out much!
Happy Anniversary!!!

Judy said...

I so love the Indian standing guard at that house!!! And? Soaring Eagle? I use to go there every week, when I lived in Saginaw. I haven't been to a Casino in 10 years and I sure do miss the nickle slots!!