I’m used to these trips by now. Five hour drive there, five hour drive back. Always goes by way too fast, can never to talk to everyone long enough. But it’s always so worth it.
My trip to Michigan came sooner than expected. This weekend, we went up there for a mass dedicated to my grandpa. Though it was held on Sunday — the one year anniversary of his passing — we got up there on Saturday afternoon so we could spend some time with my grandma on my mom’s side too.
As tiring as road trips to Michigan can be, I love them! They are never free of drama, of course. We managed to get out of the house at the time we’d planned, but just before crossing the Michigan border, we got stuck behind an accident for almost an hour.
My legs were cramped, and the weather was unseasonably spring-like, so Jordan and I decided to go for a walk — along the expressway. We walked along the shoulder of the road as people waved to us from their cars, a van full of volleyball girls yelled “Happy New Year,” and truck drivers rolled down their windows and started talking to the cars next to them. I think people were getting bored :). Right before we reached the scene of the accident (which had already been cleared away, we’re not exactly sure what happened), traffic started moving again and we made a slow jog back to the car. That added a little excitement to our trip, for sure!
When we finally made it to Michigan, we drove straight to my favorite sushi restaurant, where we met my grandma for lunch. The theme of this weekend was definitely family and food. I feel like I ate way too much, but I’m okay with it.
After spending some time with my grandma on my mom’s side, we headed to dinner with my grandma on my dad’s side.
I ordered a gigantic Greek salad (this was the “small” size — I can’t imagine what a large looks like!), and ate it with a side of delicious pita bread.
After dinner, it was back to my grandma’s house to chat and get settled in for the night. Jordan and I spent the night at my dad’s mom’s house, while everyone else went back to my mom’s mom’s house. It worked out nicely because they only live a few miles away from each other, and it allowed everyone to have a place to sleep!
When I walked in the bedroom to set our stuff down, I found these on the bed. My grandma is so cute.
On Sunday morning, we were up bright and early to get ready for church. My grandma greeted us at the bedroom door with our choice of juices.
Told you she’s cute .
After church, everyone went out to breakfast, where we ate and talked for a couple of hours. We finally hit the road to come back home around noon, but had to make a pit stop at Ritter’s before leaving.
I spent the rest of the road trip finishing What Alice Forgot (highly recommend it!). Now, it’s time to begin another work week. My suitcase is only half unpacked, I have a laundry pile the size of a mountain, and our bare tree is still up, but life must go on .
Have a good Monday!
What’d you do over the weekend?