Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Grand Haven Day Trip


Garth and I spontaneously decided to take a day trip to Grand Haven last Sunday. We put on our swimsuits, packed our beach bag and took off around 10:30 in the morning. It was only a two hour drive so we arrived anxious to see Lake Michigan and starving.
We found parking and stopped at Butch’s BeachBurritos for chicken burritos and then continued on to the beach. We walked about half a mile down the beach to the perfect spot, laid out our blankets and took a dip in the water. It was really rough with lots of waves and boats and the water was so refreshing.


We came back to our towels to dry off and eat our burritos. SO. GOOD. I loved it! We laid in the sun, people watched, took naps, went in water about five more times, walked down the beach, worked on our tan, and before we knew it it was 6:00 and we were hungry again.

We packed up and made the long haul back to our car to unload our beach gear. We walked around downtown Grand Haven and decided we were both craving pasta. After all day in the sun we had worked up quite the appetite and bread and pasta is just what the doctor ordered. We went to PortoBello after a couple locals recommended it to us. It was amazing! Garth declared their bread the best he had ever had. That is huge coming from a diehard Olive Garden fan.

After a delicious dinner we stopped next door to get an Iced Mocha and made our trek back home. We were home by 10:00 with bellies full, sunburns, and happy hearts. We need to do these little day trips more often!

7 comments:

Café Moka said...

I love little trips like that! Sounds like a perfect Sunday!

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

Don't you just love day trips! Glad you guys had fun.

Jen Caputo said...

How fun, what an awesome trip! I didn't realize Grand Haven was so close to you - yay!

A said...

The relaxing beach, good food, and time with your husband-sounds perfect to me!

Shanny said...

I love spontaneous trips, they are ususally the most fun!... and now I'm craving some burritos lol

Adrienne said...

Oooooh! This totally makes me want to do a day trip! :)

LWLH said...

Day trips are the best :)