Friday, April 10, 2009
spring breaking Midwest style
This may be the 2nd or 3rd reference to Spring Break and/or vacation this week, but I promise I am not bitter. Because yesterday Christina and I got a little taste of it ourselves, right here in Michigan. This was a like an anniversary trip of sorts as we lived on 2nd East together my freshmen (her sophomore year) at TU but it wasn't until we ran into each other 3 times in a few short months last Spring that we got the hint. And since those fateful run-ins, we have been meeting faithfully every other week on Monday, now Tuesday nights for a whole year.
She picked me up at 10 o'clock on the dot to begin our day on the open road. We started out Zeeland style with big scrambler breakfasts & coffee at the diner over a conversation of laughter and story-telling. Then on to our destination for the day, South Haven. Ahh. A beach town that I am not super familiar with but we found all kinds of adventure in the form of bead stores, bookstores, and browsing. We had an awesome time together and never seem to run out of conversation or situations to analyze.
We ended our day with a late lunch in Douglas, another beach town a little north of SH at Respite, an adorable little cafe tucked between shops and then across the bridge to Saugatuck for the first Kilwin's cone of the year (Saugatuck Mud- thank you very much). Who needs Florida when you have got good friends right around home?