It’s our annual girls day. Every fall my mom, annalee and i head south to Amish country. This year my mom’s other best friend, Debby, joined us because she was in town for the high school reunion. The day is filled with laughter, shopping, eating and chaos. It’s similar to taking all my nanny kids to the mall, but my nanny kids follow directions better 😂. Kidding, but these ladies are a hoot and there is all sorts of shenanigans that happen.
What a cute small town on Lake Michigan! Very artsy area! We walked along the lake and stopped at an outdoor art exhibit and around the farmers market. We also walked their downtown area and went in all the adorable shops!
My husband found an area to hike. He heard the views at the top were amazing BUT you had to climb 200 steep stairs to get there. I thought he was nuts but of course I’m always down for an adventure. The stairs were intense but after a few quick breaks, we made it!!! The views were stunning and I’m so glad we did the hike up!
Me, Myself, and I
This morning was some much needed me time. The boys went fishing. No kids. So i spent the morning all by myself! I started in small town Vermilion, Ohio. I went to breakfast at a local coffee shop, walked to the beach to take a photo of the lighthouse, walked around the town and finished up with some shopping!
I stopped back at the house for a few minutes. I walked down to the beach. The air was a little cool and the water was rough, so the beach was empty.
Next i headed west to Huron, Ohio. I walked the pier and by chance actually found the boys fishing. They were several miles north of the lighthouse but i had my super zoom camera!! I also had a great view of cedar point because it was so clear out!
I walked around Huron some more until the boys let me know they were heading in. I went to the public ramp to watch them come down the river. Jimmy was nice enough to moon me as he passed by 😂
After leaving the river i stopped at a local boutique. It’s called When Pigs Fly and 94% of their sales go to cancer!!!! As i was finishing up shopping, John called me from our boat dock and we met up for lunch!
We went to Rudy’s in Vermilion. We love their food and the chefs homemade chili is a must! John also had a truffle burger and i had a chicken Philly. We both had homemade chips as our side!
After lunch we swung my most favorite candle shop, Swan Creek. It’s so cute inside and their candles are the best. I think John smelled every single one. We bought 2 candles, a pack of wax and a wax warmer!
Ok enough play time….we headed back to the boat to clean it up and close it for the night!
On the way home we stopped at John’s favorite ice cream shop, the Pied Piper. He got their signature cone and i had a sundae!
Overall it was a wonderful Saturday! It was a much needed peaceful day! I highly recommend taking days to yourself to rebalance!