Wild & Wanderful

Michigan.

Katy McKinley2 Comments

Louis’ school had a Fall Break on Friday and Monday, so we decided to head north.  We haven’t been in Michigan since my high school reunion last August and it was due time.  If it were a shorter drive, we’d be there more often but nine-ish hours in the car is a lot.

We drove in on Friday and left on Sunday.  Lots of moving and shaking but it was really nice to see Dad, Ronette, MaKale and the rest of the crew.

MaKale’s school had a Fall Festival and the kiddos had a great time at it.  In fact, Louis and MaKale had a great time together in general.  They got along super well and spent a lot of time being silly together.  It was nice to see them like that.

There was a face painting station so Louis, of course, had to have his painted.  I think the student volunteers left much to be desired with their artistic views on the tiger face that Louis requested.  He was actually pretty happy with it so it was fine with me.  These boys are cute with whatever they have on their faces.

I’ll tell you, though.  The one talent that was worth witnessing was the young man making balloon animals and things for the kiddos.  Holy crap was he good.  The line was crazy long but Louis and MaKale waited patiently to get to the front.  And both of them requested swords.  Of course.  What else would we expect from them?

On our way out, we hit up the train rides.  It was c.o.l.d. in Michigan this weekend.  Despite the fact that his little fingers were cold during the ride, I think Lou loved it.

It really was a great visit in the Mitten State.  I hope we can make another trip up there soon because there were so many people that we didn’t get to see.  It’s difficult trying to visit family and sneak in friend time so we didn’t even announce we were heading up there until we were already on our way.  I feel guilty when I try and make plans with people and it just doesn’t pan out.  I feel like soon we will need to take a week long trip to Michigan and have it planned so far in advance so we can see everyone all at once.  Fat chance of that happening, but a girl can dream.

Thanks for putting up with us for a couple of days, Dad and Ronette!  We had fun!