Part 1 here.
In the middle of our Michigan trip, we took a little 2-day adventure, just that two of us. We kicked it off by driving from Flint to Grand Rapids. Wow, I had NO clue that GR was such a cool little City. It was probably the size of our town, but super nice with a GREAT downtown. I loved that everything was old looking, but super clean and renovated feeling.
The majority of our day was spent checking out the Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.
The garden areas were pretty freaking neat. Most of it was indoors, temperature controlled areas per the plant habitats. It was cold and windy outside, but the desert plant area was hot and humid, the jungle plant area was humid and misty.
Those are some of my favorites from the outdoor sculpture areas. There were tons of areas, and paths to take; we could have really stayed there all day wandering area finding new things. I highly recommend if you’re close, or even not close, to check it out. The indoor sculpture gallery was really neat as well, but no photos were allowed.
The rest of our time spent in Grand Rapids was checking out a few beer spots, but that’s a whole separate post 🙂
Sunday we arrived back home from a 10-day trip to Michigan to visit with Chris’ family. We hadn’t been back there to visit in 2 years, which is a lot of time to not see your family! I didn’t want to leave and I’m already wanting to go back. Just for the scenery alone. Flying back over California into LA, I was thinking “dang, it’s SO ugly here”. It is. I don’t really get why tons of people live here, but that’s just me. (Uh yeah, what am I still doing here by the way? hah).
Enough of that. Here’s some pretty fall shots from our trip. I’ll share the 2nd most fun part of our trip in a another post. And that would be, all of our beer and food tasting 😉
Oh! One important thing before the other photos…we planned a meetup with Lauryn, who’ve I’ve been blog-following for years! I love my bloggy friends 🙂 We went to Union Woodshop for dinner, which was pretty much my dream place. They serve beer in mason jars AND the decor was pretty dang rad. If you’re in Michigan you should definitely check it out, it was delicious. Thanks Lauryn for an awesome time!!!
Deer! I was so excited I got a good shot of the deer, we had to be super sneaky walking around to find them.
I love how this cell phone pic turned out:
Are you drooling yet? Gah, sooo beautiful!