A couple of weeks ago, Steve and I decided to go for a drive and we ended up in Holland, MI. Our plan was to go to Holland State Park and watch all the boats cruise down the little channel out to Lake Michigan, but we never got there. Our first stop was Nelis’ Dutch Village. It was cute, but I don’t think it would have been worth the price of the admission if they hadn’t had one thing…….
Goats! And I got to walk around with one on a leash! Look at my little buddy – isn’t he cute? I could have stayed there all day and played with him, but Steve would have left without me. Ha!
Here is the big Windmill up near the front entrance.
Here’s a little windmill. This was the most popular photo spot for everyone. Every time you walked past you had to scurry past people taking pictures. You had to scurry past here to get to the goats!
Here is a picture of someone’s kid in the carriage behind a fake horse. It looks real in the picture, eh? Steve took a couple of me standing by the horse (too heavy for the rickety carriage 🙂 ), but I looked awful in them, so I went with this picture.
Our next stop was the Felt Mansion near Saugatuck. It is usually open to the public, but there was a private wedding going on that day, so we didn’t get to go in. We only got as far as the lobby before we got kicked out. What we saw of it was beautiful though. Very grand – lots of woodwork. I definitely want to go back sometime and get a good look at it. After we got kicked out of the mansion, we tried to go down to the beach (not Holland State Park – a smaller one that I can’t remember the name of), but there was a line to get into the parking lot, so we skipped it.
We ended up here at the Saugatuck Brewing Co. where I had one of the best meals that I’ve ever had! I had the Lobster Macaroni & Cheese. So very very good! The beer was good too! Oh and of course I had dessert! It was three different flavours of cake, with three different flavours of fruit syrup soaked into them with real whipped cream on top. My only complaint was that there wasn’t enough whipped cream. 🙂
The best part of the trip – and I can’t believe I didn’t get a picture of it – was the Blue Star Antique Store adjoining the Saugatuck Brewing Co.! I didn’t get to look around in there as long as I wanted to because it was getting late in the day and Steve was waiting for me in the car, but it was long enough to spot the china cabinet of my dreams! I didn’t buy it on the spot (I probably would have if we’d have had the truck), but I called the store from work the next day and bought it over the phone. I really wanted it and didn’t want anyone to snap it up. I’m not putting a picture here because it deserves a post of its own. HaHa! Finding that cabinet was the cherry on top of a perfect day. 🙂