While it seems like Equestrian Girl and I do lots of weekends away together, 99% of them are usually for horse shows where we work our tails off. Fun, yes. Relaxing, no.
On Wednesday we set off on an adventure that would certainly includes some relaxing. Our first stop was at Grand Valley State University. My alma mater. EG is considering going there when she graduates high school and since we are homeschoolers, we wanted to make sure that they didn't have any special requirements and she would be considered like any other public school kid. Happily, she will be.
The campus has changed a whole lot in the past few decades. This is what I remember:
But now it mostly looks like this. Everything is new and modern and beautiful. There is even a street light at an INTERSECTION on campus!!!It was a great tour and visit and has made both of us more comfortable about the future. GVSU might just see my kid on campus there in a few more years.
Next stop was the Inn at Bay Harbor in Petoskey, MI. I couldn't get a good picture of the hotel that would have done it justice (only having my phone didn't help that situation). It's a beautiful place! It did NOT look like this on Wednesday when it was about 40 degrees and still thinking about the rain that had passed over earlier.
Our room at this 5 star inn was beautiful and comfortable. We got checked in, hit the gym for a quick workout, and then down to the "bar" to listen to a 3 man band and have a light dinner. Then we made good use of these beds with their fluffy down comforters to end our first day away.