Ryan and I had an absolutely awesome weekend. He wasn’t on call Friday, Saturday or Sunday, so we decided to take a trip. We planned on cross country skiing in Gaylord, but the recent heat wave melted all the snow, so we went up to Traverse City instead.
We stayed on the 9th floor of the beautiful Park Place Hotel. The only problem was that there was a piano bar on the 10th floor – and the picture frame banging against the wall to the beat of “Funky Cold Medina” woke us up around midnight.
On Saturday we travelled up to Old Mission Point Lighthouse at the 45th parallel (half way between the Equator and the North Pole) and walked out to the bay. It was crazy how quiet it was…and the water was really low, and frozen, so that didn’t make a sound either. We had fun hiking around looking at rocks.
Here is Ryan using his hand to show you where we were standing in Michigan.
This is a picture of Grand Traverse Bay – as you can see on Ryan’s hand, we were at the top of that peninsula in the middle of the bay. Pretty cool drive up there.
Saturday night we met up with our friends Luke and Lindsey and Luke’s brother Bain and his wife Laura. We had a really fun dinner together, hung out at the piano bar on the 10th floor of our hotel then watched a movie at this cool little theater downtown TC.