Day 15: Gratitude and We’re on Retreat!
It’s been a great day! Liz and I set off this morning in the rain, which, while dampening our hair did not dampen our spirits! Although the rain made Liz’s hair get big and mine to droop, like the ears of a basset hound. However, that’s why God made hair clips, right?
We meandered up to Grand Haven. Took our time traveling through the the corn fields of Indiana and enjoyed a tour of the campus at Notre Dame in South Bend, which has changed a lot since the last time we were through. We took the back roads into Benton Harbor and realized that, even though lunch sounded good, it sounded good to everyone else in the town as well. Restaurants on the lake were crazy busy, so we opted to go farther north and ended up having lunch in St. Joseph at a fabulous little pub, where we ate outside and could see the lake.
Ahhh… when I see Lake Michigan, I feel like I’m home. It brings back so many fond memories of coming here with my mom. Funny, Liz said, “This really makes you think of your mom, doesn’t it?” Until she mentioned it, I didn’t realize how much Michigan is my mom for me.
We got back on the road, stopped in South Haven to hit a favorite winery of ours, and got to the condo where we’re staying around 5 or so. It’s delightful! Charming and roomy and in the perfect spot in Grand Haven because we can walk to wherever we want to go. We settled in and spent a little time on our computers, trying to write. We were both too wound up from traveling to do much, so we gave it up, hit the grocery store for supplies and then wandered down the street for supper.
Supper was delicious salads, then a walk around town as the sun finally set. Home again, we immediately changed into our jammies and took glasses of wine out to the deck. Lovely way to close out our first day here.
Gratitude for today:
A fun and great traveling companion in Liz
That first glimpse of Lake Michigan always warms my heart
The feeling of coming home
Perfect Michigan weather
Being on Retreat
More tomorrow! Rest well, mes amies, sweet dreams and be good to yourselves.
~Nan~ & ~Liz~