Sunday, June 25, 2017


We had wanted to take Meg and Cam back to Michigan ever since we visited last summer.  Originally, we planned on going over Mother's Day weekend as it was also their tulip festival.  Unfortunately, I was still recovering from my bought with pleurisy, so we had to postpone until today.  Even though the tulips were no longer in bloom at Windmill Island, it was still beautiful.  The weather was cool for June, but everything was in operation.  We stopped first at the hand cranked organ before touring the windmill.  Both were just as pleasant as we remembered and we enjoyed them immensely.  After the tour we walked along their path, enjoying the flowers and the horses.

From Windmill Island we headed into downtown Holland for lunch at the New Holland Brewing Company.  We decided on appetizers to share and although they were all delicious, the pepperoni pinwheels were voted as the the family favorite.  We spent some time after lunch walking through the shops.  Cam found a four sided Rubrik's Cube and I bought a bird puzzle.

Our next stop of the day was Saugatuck.  We loved eating in Holland, but Saugatuck definitely has the better shops.  We were bummed to find out that the Christmas shop was cut in half, but Glik's made up for it.  While there Cam found a flamingo Hawaiian shirt that fit him perfect and Meg bought a few shirts as well.  I was pleased with my purchases for the kitchen and for Doug's birthday.  Doug broke off from us to do some wine tasting.  Our last stop was Kilwin's.  Cam bought ice cream and Meg picked out fudge to share.

We had decided earlier in the day that we would stopped in South Bend on our way home for dinner.  We had thought about going to Evil Cheque Brewing Company yesterday after mini golf, but Meg needed to get back early.  Tonight we had plenty of time and were actually able to play another round of golf before we ate.  Unfortunately, the outcome was the same with Doug sinking a hole in one on number 18 to win.  Not sure that Cam and I will be able to recover.

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