I had a wonderful quick getaway with my amazing wife Jeanne earlier this week. We stole a couple days from the schedule and visited Saugatuck, Michigan. We stayed in the fabulous Hidden Gardens bed-and-breakfast, where I now want to live year-round.
We spent a lot of time on Lake Michigan, at Oval Beach. Just beautiful. Here’s the only pic I took at the beach!
To get to the beach, you have to take a short walk from downtown Saugatuck, across the Kalamazoo River. This chain ferry is the way to cross and, according to the operator, it’s one of only a handful still in operation across the country!
Here is the guy cranking us across the river. Yes, when offered the chance, I did some cranking! Life is short, try stuff, celebrate everything! 😁
Jeanne and I had a great time, it was a wonderful relaxing couple of days. Downtown Saugatuck is adorable with lots of parks and little shops and great food. (If you go, don’t miss The Southerner, or Phil’s!)
This flower shop has the best name ever.
We also enjoyed some relaxing and great wine at a cool place called Borrowed Time…
With life being crazy, and politics driving everyone nuts, and work being always busy, and Jeanne and the kids going back to school in a week…. a little breathing room with the most important person in my world was just perfect.
I hope you’re all able to carve out some hammock time, whatever your version is, before long. These are the moments all the hard stuff should lead to. Don’t forget to take them.