Ahh! What a weekend! John, Ashdog, and I trekked out to Grand Rapids on Friday after work for a glorious weekend retreat in our old stomping grounds. Planned according to the schedule of the annual Heritage Hill garage sale, which just seemed to be a perfect weekend to do.
We got to Hudsonville kind of late on Friday night for our stay in the Super 8 that had a non functioning pool - much to our dismay. And a sporatic internet connection - also bad! But it was cheap! And allowed dogs! And had basic cable! And air conditioning! So it was pretty perfect. We fell asleep sort of early so we could fully enjoy our Saturday downtown.
And enjoy we did! We headed down to The Brandywine, one of our favorite breakfast spots. Where we were THRILLED to find out we could order junior portions of our favorite omelettes (him) and scrambles (her). It was the perfect light breakfast for a day in the sun. And the best way to inspire a motto for the weekend - "Yum yum yum!"
Spending several hours at garage sales leads to a lot of hunger and the best way to satisfy that hunger is to head to Cherry Street Deli for some tasty GR themed Sandwiches. Seriously, yum yum yum! And I got to have my favorite cream soda! So it was a great lunch.
We finished up and walked down to get some tasty beers and crack fries at the Hopcat. I mean, no trip to GR is complete without the Hopcat, right? And sitting on the patio was pretty perfect too. But we only had 1 or 2 beers there before heading to Stella's where we accidentally camped out for the night. Honestly, it was just too perfect to leave. Good beers, good conversations, and a good bartender. What more can you want? (Hot dogs. I wanted hot dogs.)
|Sasha and Me @ Stella's. Post "serious face" photo.|