One of my favorite spots in Michigan. Christmas all year round (well, at least 361 days a year), I mean, come on! And why would I fight Christmas carols in the middle of summer? I wouldn’t, that’s why. Honestly, I’m exhausted but simply thrilled to have been able to act like a kid all week. Within reason, of course 🤔
I made sure that we hit all my favorite stores…like all the bakeries, candy shops, taffy, fudge and cheese shops! All right, mainly food based places…and toys. Always toys. And food. Always toys and food. In addition this time, I can’t quite describe my excitement at go-karts and bumper boats…I do love shitty tourist traps steeped in small town Americana. I mean…like, *love* them! A great time all around. And I will never, never complain about a self contained hotel and waterpark. The crowds picked up as it got closer to the weekend but it was perfectly empty most of the time relative to what I’ve seen in the past. Which was right up my alley. The most beautiful words in the English language: ‘No Waiting’…I think we climbed the waterslides about fifty times (okay, until my knee went out but you didn’t hear it from me. Whatever, I’m still fun as hell! 😲). And golf as a backup never bothered me either. It was just what I needed and I couldn’t have asked for a better time. Now to rest up for real life on Monday!