Alas, we did not listen to the Sufjan song as we drove into Michigan, but it seemed an appropriate title for the post. Our family spent 2 nights in Saugatuk, Michigan this past Friday and Saturday. We enjoyed a nice dinner out at a seafood restaurant (we were the only customers) on Friday and Mags did great, playing for a bit then sleeping peacefully in her carseat. The room we rented was recently rehabbed, but wasn't quite ready for guests (no pillows, DVD player, and the stove didn't work), so the management upgraded us on Saturday to a 2-bedroom suite, which was fantastic so Mags could have her own space and we could have ours. We spent Saturday in Holland, Michigan (missing the tulip festival by a few weeks), drinking some tasty coffee and doing some shopping, though the sky was overcast. That night, when we got back to our room, Mags and Aron napped and I drove into downtown Saugatuk and shopped alone, finding a delcious spice store and promptly purchased some Hungarian paprika for a chicken dish we love. I walked through some art galleries, and overall just enjoyed some quiet time to browse. Overall, it was great to get-away, even though Aron has been fighting sickness, so wasn't feeling his best. But, he amazes me because he never once complained. We are enjoying exploring some neighboring states and cities here in the Midwest.
Mags sleeping peacefully in the car (though we are finding that she won't nap as long in there as she once would)