Well this past weekend Deb and I headed out for a mini vacation to the Lake Michigan side of our beautiful state. We started out on Friday after Deb got off work and our first stop was Grand Haven, Michigan, where we wandered around through the town before heading off to our hotel in Holland, MI, which was just 20 minutes away. This particular weekend was one of the busiest weekends of all for hotels in Michigan since I tried approximately 50 other hotels up and down the western coast of Michigan. It seems this is one of the last weekends before the kids go back to school so finding a hotel on this coast was almost impossible. We were both very pleased with the Hampton Inn in Holland, MI, which was absolutely wonderful. Apparently it was just recently renovated and everything about this hotel was above my expectations. Sometimes I don’t like to make reservations at a hotel where I don’t know anyone who has previously visited, but this weekend I had to since finding a room anywhere was difficult.
On Saturday we headed to downtown Holland to wander around the shops before heading to Saugutuck for the rest of the day. I believe Saugutuck is one of those towns that just never ends, however I think we made a good dent on hitting every single shop in that town, and a few bars as well for lunch and refreshments. Once we got back to our hotel in Holland we enjoyed the pool and whirlpool, along with taking advantage of our free drink from the hotel, before going out to dinner for some great seafood. Deb and I were pretty tired after all that walking but on Sunday we headed to South Haven to wander around and shop before getting on the road to home. I’m not sure Deb and I have ever walked as much as we did this weekend but we had lots of fun and weather was absolutely amazing. Not too hot and not too cold, just perfect I would say.
So before we left I was thinking I wouldn’t take my camera on this trip, so what was I thinking. Taking pictures is what I love to do so here are just a few of our trip. Enjoy!