Monday, November 23, 2009

greetings from Frankenmuth!

For those of you not in Michigan, Frankenmuth is home to the world's largest Christmas store, and we went there on Saturday! The kids thought they would be bored and/or shopping for the next 15+ hours. They were pleasantly surprised that neither turned out to be true! Saturday was a gorgeous day, perfect for some outdoor strolling and general lollygagging. And snacking. Lordy, we bought caramel corn, fudge, strudel, cinnamon chip pound cake, sourdough bread, and that was all before we went out to dinner at Bavarian Inn!

inside Bronner's. The novelty of taking pix by cute decorations wore off quickly!

Grammy Sandy (the birthday girl) with the kids outside. Oops! Didn't mean for Emma to have rabbit ears. I guess I'd better start paying attention :)

A gorgeous fall day!
I didn't think to take any pix inside of Bavarian Inn during dinner. Rats. There was enough food to sink a ship. It was delicious, and we didn't have to wait more than 15 minutes. Over at Zehnder's, the line was at least 2 hours long. No, thanks!
Tracey & Greg
And my favorite photo, Bart 'cupping' the mermaid's ta-ta's. We are so classy.

We made it home in time for Em to go to her 8:45 viewing of New Moon (she liked it). It was a weird experience to have her be out with her friends until almost midnight, without one of us there. Dating prep. Ah!
The rest of the weekend went by in a blur. Soccer took up most of the day yesterday. Today was all about resting and trying to catch up on some unfinished projects. Bart's off all week, and he was pulling out the outdoor lights to get started on those. The joys of the holiday!


Jen on the Edge said...

I'd never heard of Frankenmuth before, but now I really want to visit.

Jan C. said...

I had no idea that's what Frankenmuth was all about. Sounds awesome. I love Christmas decorations to the max!