This weekend found us shooting to the other side of Lake Michigan – Kalamazoo! – for a quick overnight visit to meet our brand new, 8 week old nephew. Kazoo was bright, vibrant, and (lucky for us!) happened to be having the most perfect weekend weather the Upper Midwest has seen this year – and that’s all without mentioning the beer. The beer. Home to Bell’s Brewing (a perennial Midwest favorite) and a quick hop away from Arcadia, Dark Horse and New Holland, the local brews flew fast and loose.
Like most of our weekend getaways, we found time to browse through records, hit a couple quick yard sales (where I had to convince Kim that bringing home an entire solid, walnut mid-century living room set home was a less-than-stellar idea; she still disagrees), imbibe in some great food and drinks, and spend some long overdue quality time with the siblings. With all that, we were able to leave long days of work and home-buying on the other side of our Great Lake. It felt good, even just for a too-short day.
How was your weekend?
PS… Our little home is in the running for Apartment Therapy’s Small Cool contest! We’d love a vote and help spreading the word – especially since this will be our last eligible year. See our entry right here, and make sure to browse around, too. There are so many tiny inspirational places out there!