Friday night we stayed in Grand Rapids. We enjoyed a day-after-Valentines dinner at a very nice seafood restaurant, then walked around town and hit a few bars until heading back to our hotel before midnight.
Saturday morning, while Kyle slept in, I ran on the hotel treadmill before we both enjoyed a room-service breakfast in bed.
After breakfast we took our time returning home. We enjoyed a late lunch, stopped at the "big mall" so I could spend a gift card that's been in my wallet for ages, then went to what I would call the Costco of tools. A huge store filled with bargain-priced tools and hardware. Kyle is so particular about the tools he uses – he's a quality over quantity guy – I was surprised at how much he bought. He even bought me a wet/dry vac that I can use to suck water out of our basement...2.5 gallons at a time. (Hey...this really does make me happy!)
After driving home to a blizzard at about a foot of fresh snow that had fallen overnight, Kyle decided that he wanted to drive to Ludington and listen to a band that was playing at The Mitten (a very cool Michigan-only beer, wine and vodka bar). We drove up after dinner with our friends Eric and Shelly, and eventually were joined by my three brothers and their significant others.
|My sister-in-law, Marjorie and me|
|L to R: Me the sister, Christa the girlfriend, Jen the fiancé, and Marge the wife|
Thanks Grandpa and Grandma Mox for stealing the girls away for a few days. Kyle and I needed a few days to ourselves, but we're ready for our peeps to come home. I miss them!