Nicky had three full days of activities planned for us and it was so much fun!
Day one was the adorable town of South Haven, right on the water with the bonus of a beautiful lighthouse…
Day two we went apple picking at Crane Orchards, over 175 acres,…such a Fall activity, even if it was a little warm. I really loved the home town feeling of walking the orchard with friends…and so many other families enjoying a Fall day. There’s also a huge corn maze that we didn’t have time to explore, but just another fun thing to add to your itinerary should you find yourself in Michigan in the Fall. It felt very Americana! We made our way back to her home and took a leisurely stroll on the lake-beach (that’s what we called it all weekend because there were waves, sandy beaches and it looked like the ocean…. but it was Lake Michigan after all) looking for sea glass and driftwood. We finished the day with an amazing dinner from our daily bounty….fresh picked apple with goat cheese salad, grilled salmon, fresh corn from the stand and fresh apple pie…. (eating is an important part of any trip!)…..followed by another late night of laughing and reminiscing!
…I brought a little end-of-the-trip “restore and renew facial & neck masks” that I would recommend for any girl weekend! We had so many laughs that I’m pretty sure “adult diapers” would have come in handy! We could not stop laughing and had lots of fun taking pictures….and our skin felt pretty nice when we boarded our planes for the return home on Tuesday…BONUS!
“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them”….Ralph Waldo Emerson
Cultivate those childhood friendships. You’ll love the shared memories & laughs….and cherish the time you spend together as you grow older.
You cannot direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails!
A legacy of friendship is cherish worthy. You are blessed indeed. What wonderful pictures. I loved your adventures in Michigan… hmmmm… HomeExchange opportunity! 😁