Their trip happened to fall over July 4th. We had a delightful time spending the holiday with family. Also? I adorned our home with stars.
I seriously loved this little project. And the stars lasted for a month! I think this is something we'll be doing every year from here on out.
The rest of the 4th of July was spent being hot. We took the big B's to the Dow Gardens, and everyone just wilted in the humid heat. After sweating it out for an hour, we gave up and went home, where we basked in the AC. But there were fireworks that night, and the rest of the trip was a bit cooler.
We also made a trip to the ice cream shop,
And because the Blockburgers are traveling folk, we headed up to Mackinac Island. We are now Michiganders, for real. We've crossed the Mackinac Bridge, we've been to Mackinac Island, we've eaten the fudge, it's in our blood now.
Also, this trip gave me the chance to stick my toes in two of the great lakes. Only two to go :)
On the ferry:
I think my favorite part of the trip was riding bikes around the island. We hemmed and hawed over whether we should do it or not, and I'm ever so glad we did. Riding a bike, with the lake air blowing on your face, the beach just to your left, and no cars in sight. . . it was magical. So was discovering I still knew how to ride a bike - it was a little rocky there at first, but I picked it back up in no time.
All in all, we had a FABULOUS time with the Blockburgers, and hope they'll want to come back to Michigan again soon!