August 30, 2012

Girls Weekend!

I completely forgot to post anything about my amazing, relaxing, restful yet packed full of activities girls weekend I took in July!!

These lovely ladies and traveled up to Suttons Bay/Traverse City/Leelanau Peninsula area for the weekend.  Dan and I usually go up to the Old Mission Peninsula area when we are there, so this was great to see all different wineries and restaurants.
Since we met up in Traverse City, ate right downtown at Red Ginger.
  I've been by this place several times, but hadn't tried it before.  I'm not a big "Asian/Fusion" fan, but everyone else voted, so I went along, assuming I would just order a filet.  Boy was I wrong?!?
After a giant Mojito, I was feeling adventurous and decided to try Sushi.  O.M.G.  This was soooooooooo good.  It was called a Dynamite Roll.  Between the spicy sauce and the avocado, I was in heaven.  I really need to step out of my comfort zone more often!

The next day was jam packed with stuff to do!  We started with a little wine tasting.
 Then some more wine tasting...
then some more wine tasting...
 followed by more wine tasting....
Once we were good and tipsy, we figured we might as well kayak float down the river.
Its amazing what you can accomplish with no kids and a little wine.
All business right here.
Us on the other hand...we just ran into trees and drank our boxed margarita.

After making it down the river in one piece, we stopped by the Sleeping Bear Dunes Overlook.
I really need to stop taking our amazing State Parks for granted.  I have not been here since I was a kid!!
Lake Michigan.  Breathtaking, as usual.  This picture does not even begin to show how beautiful this day was.
Um...hello?  Can we say crazy?!?  Those tiny specs...people climbing up a 90 degree wall of sand. No thanks.

This was such a great weekend, with some amazing ladies.  I felt so recharged and relaxed when I got home.  Just what a girls weekend should be like!

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