Monday, July 9, 2012

Weekend Update Blog Hop

I love weekends, especially when they are spent at my happy place :) To read more about my happy place click here & here.

I enjoy doing these weekend blog hops because I think it makes Monday's more interesting. Plus everyone always has something fun happen on the weekend and it's great to get ideas for things to do. 
Friday I went to my parent's house after work. We got on the road right away and made the 3 hour trek to Traverse City. Interesting fact, in Grand Rapids it was 104 degrees, in TC it was 84- I knew it was going to be a great weekend :)

Once we unpacked and kicked on the air in the cabin we went to a local pizza place called Peegeo's. We started off with buffalo chicken dip and a few beers

BEST PIZZA EVER. It had thin crust with a layer of fresh mozzarella, sausage/pepperoni, and another layer of fresh mozzarella topped with fresh oregano and basil. Along with the pizza we got to listen to free entertainment and people watch. I love to people watch.

On Saturday we got up and went running. It felt so nice to run outside. It's been so hot in East Lansing that I haven't been able to! I got 3 miles in and then went for the most amazing muffin ever. It doesn't look pretty but this cherry almond muffin from Hoxie's is heaven on earth.

After savoring devouring our muffins the parents and I cleaned the cabin. Hardcore cleaned, I vacuumed all the window sills, floors, and stairs. Between lifting the vacuum and moving furniture I got a good arm workout in! By the time we were done it was already 2pm and partly cloudy. We decided to go to Elk Rapids and take a walk. 

River where you can swim and body board the rapids

My Mom & I have a special bond

The parents

I love the beach, especially this one because it's never busy.
When we were driving back to TC my Mom took a sharp turn into Lochenheath. It is a beautiful golf course/restaurant/and has a few homes. We were able to enjoy a beer on their beautiful patio and soak up some sunshine

Image taken from website
When we got back to our cabin we had an awesome appetizer of shrimp, cheese & crackers. This was eaten while grilling chicken and drinking wine. It was amazing and delicious.

Sunday was spent on the boat. All day. It was warm enough to go swimming, jet ski, and tool around in the boat. Unfortunately I forgot my camera & phone so no pictures :( 

I really enjoyed this weekend. It was filled with amazing food, drinks, and relaxation. It was also nice to spend some quality time with my parents before I leave. 

I hope your weekend was enjoyable and I can't wait to read all your wonderful posts :)


  1. Oh my gosh that dip!! YUM! Seriously, I want to eat this post lol. I did just start Weigh Watchers today so that could also be why ;)

    Looks like a fun weekend! Thanks for linking up :)

  2. Stopping by from Miscellany Monday! Love that you are in TC! Nat and I live in Petoskey - but we both used to live in EL when our hubbies were going to MSU! Looks like you enjoyed the water. We've been living on the lake the past week! Cute blog!

  3. I want to spend my weekend on a boat!

  4. Looks so yummy! Want to come cook for me?!


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