Wednesday, June 26, 2019


On Monday we took a day trip to Frankenmuth, Michigan. Actually it wasn't really a day trip because its only a little over a hour away from us and we only stayed for a few hours, so a morning trip I guess I should call it!

Anyway, part of the purpose of going was to go to Bronner's Christmas Wonderland to get personalized ornaments for the boys for Christmas. It's a tradition I started and will continue to get them for as long as I am able. Anyway, the first year when I was only getting one for Maxwell, we went sometime over the summer. It wasn't busy at all and we were in and out in no time. We didn't go to the Frankenmuth town though because they had something going on and it was extremely busy!

The second year when we were getting ornaments for  Maxwell and  Levi we ended up going in November, right after Thanksgiving. Big mistake! It was so jam packed you could hardly move and it was so hard to walk around. Plus we waited in line for a hour to get the ornaments personalized. That time it was too cold to walk around Frankenmuth town.

This year was perfect! We went to Bronner's and got two cute ornaments! I can't show them because I like to keep them a secret until Thanksgiving when I give them to the kids.

Here's the bag though! It was practically empty so we were able to walk around and look at lots of Christmas décor!

I ended up buying  this pretty cloisonné bell  ornament.

And this snow man to add to my collection!

I had to use great restraint to keep from spending hundreds of dollars!

When we left Bronner's we ventured a few miles away to the town of Frankenmuth. They are famous for their chicken dinners but in all honesty, I never thought they were very good! 

We at lunch at a restaurant called Michigan on Main which was all Michigan made food. 

Then we walked around town a little. I liked this fountain and that little girl loved it and was laughing at her grandpa who was taking her picture from the other side!

Another thing Frankenmuth is know for is this covered bridge. We walked across it and then drove across it too!

Of course, no trip to a little touristy Michigan town is complete without fudge! This is the newest flavor!

We went into a few little shops and I thought this sink in one of the bathrooms was pretty innovative.

It has the soap on the left, water in the middle and hand dryer on the right! 

Next thing we have planned is a trip to Greenfield Village, 

I'll tell you all about it next time! 

Until then.....


Sally said...

So glad y'all had a good day; I imagine those ornaments for the two little boys will be keepsakes. So nice, I love things like that.

Hope you're still enjoying the vacation! :)


Donna said...

Wow! Loving that lavatory!! Especially the hand dryer right there so you don't have to dance across the floor, dripping water everywhere!
Beautiful area!!
Happy Independence Day!

Paula said...

What a cool sink! That little town sounds like a great place to visit. I would have problems in the Christmas shop too. I love the things you bought. Can't wait to see the personalized ones (maybe after Christmas). Oh to walk across that covered bridge. I might have to come to Michigan one day just to visit these quaint little towns.

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

Bonner's is a fun place to go, no matter the time of the year.