The annual Michigan trip always seems to FLY by! On the last day we’re always exclaiming that it feels like we just got there. Hard to believe it’s over and I’ve been home since Sunday night…
That last day I lost the thread on taking pictures. Lunch at Kathy’s again, with Mom’s friend Frances. We all drove out to Almar Orchards for some of the current crop of organic apples. No pictures but the Almar site has a nice gallery. We ran a few more errands, culminating in picking up the order of nutty donuts from Donna’s that we placed a couple of days before. In the fall Donna’s offers pumpkin donuts but only a couple of days a week and they usually sell out long before the day is over; I never managed to try one until this trip! Yum. Glad I don’t live nearby. :-)
Never did manage to haul that camera out until halfway through dinner at Fandangles. When we were first introduced to Fandangles they served lunch regularly but dinner was sporadic because they do a lot of catering. Realized this trip that somewhere along the way they started serving dinner regularly too. Had to try it. Everything at dinner is just as well-prepared and presented as at lunch.
I promise, if I’d remembered to photograph it on arrival you’d have loved the presentation… Red wine and rosemary in the sauce… mmmm!
We’ve taken to getting a late start on the way home and meandering. Mom does much better if we stop and get out every couple of hours and it turns out I do too. First stop was for lunch in Maumee. Then not such a long stretch down to Findlay to hit Dietsch’s
for Black Raspberry Chocolate Chunk ice cream.
After all of that we weren’t ready for dinner at our usual Max & Erma’s stop in Dayton, so Mom walked around a bit and I did a little yoga at a rest stop.
Meanwhile, throughout the trip I reveled in driving the rental car to which we were upgraded–a fully loaded Buick Verano. So many bells and whistles (some of which I didn’t know how to use), it was a dream to drive. Hard to give it back.
Maybe we can get back before another year goes by…