Gale force winds and Rain just do not mix with a frolicking in the leaves kind of weekend! Mr. Nine and I went on our annual trip to northern Michigan to our favorite town to not only view the leaves but to attend the beloved Fall Festival! Unfortunately, mother nature intervened, once again, remember the windy trip with my mom in August (Read HERE), and really didn’t allow us to do the Fall things we truly wanted to do. You know Mr. Nine and I, we made the most of it and it was relaxing to get away, but we’ve got a solution for next year in place!
Plus, can we talk about how the people that compose the leaf touring map in Michigan are liars, LOL! we both get emails from Pure Michigan and we always look forward to the yearly fall foliage forecast. Those emails had stated that the P could be a little early this year Because of the summer we had and that the leaves were at their peak where we were headed but they were wrong. My first full day up there we did travel little further north just to get a few pictures. I’m going to do next year is just watch the weather every single day there’s a stretch of fairly warm temps and sunshine with no rain or wind in sight we’re just going to head that way at the spur of the moment.
Travel outfit consisted of beloved stripes.BUY SWEATER HERE // BOOTS HERE
Nonetheless, we were able to have our favorite meals at a favorite little restaurant and of course I have my beloved Bailey’s and coffee.
Mr. Nine indulged me in using the remote control to get some pictures since I match with the leaves. And we laughed the whole entire time.
AND I was super excited to get a mango margarita and yummy Mexican including chips with delicious queso.
BUY WUBBY PULLOVER HERE
Saturday was a little bit of another story because that’s when the Gail force plans entered into the picture. It made it feel like winter and we felt so sorry for the small amount of people in the Parade.
The Scottville Clown Band is awesome...
The band members come from all over Michigan and over 14 other states, from California, Tennessee, Florida and even New York. The members are a very diverse group, some doctors, firemen, police officers, bankers, and realtors. This hilarious group of very talented musicians come together many times throughout the year to share this passion for entertaining crowds and travel all over Michigan to strut their stuff.
We did indulge in our favorite Fries on the planet from Frankz and the Local Bakery Pretzel Bites and Beer at the Stormcloud Brewery for Oktoberfest.
What do you do when in our favorite Lake town, no better the weather, you bundle up to view the lake and the favorite Light House!! We have NEVER, and I do mean NEVER seen crashing waves like this on Lake Michigan. We felt like we were at the Ocean.
Yes, it was that COLD..with the wind, was like 30's..brrrr
Check out this video I took of the waves and
the crazy guy trying to go out to surf
This is how we spend the rest of the Day/evening...cozy and ..did watch out Irish win!
Thank goodness I got at least one halfway decent pic what this year’s Giant Pumpkin winner, lol!
Tradition on the way home included a stop at Miller's Fruit Market for honeycrisp apples and a picture by each year’s changing pumpkin display. This year's truck was not my favorite, lol
HAPPY NEW FALL WEEK PUNKINS!!
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