We chose Michigan because it is the neighboring state that we have not visited and it's just a couple of hours away. Saugatuck had a cool looking motel that had been converted and upgraded into a neat almost Airbnb alternative (less housekeeping, focus on personal access, etc.). And it was close enough for us to go into Holland, Michigan to go see the tulips.
We were a couple of weeks too early to see all of the tulips, as not all of them had fully bloomed. They had started, though, and we still had a wonderful trip. We realized that this was our first vacation for just the four of us as a family. Our other trips have been to go visit family or have been a vacation with family, but not just the four of us. So this will always have a special place.
It was stressful (more on that tomorrow) and we made it a bit more stressful on ourselves, especially given the events of the weekend, but it was a good trip all in all. We definitely look forward to going back up into Holland in the coming years to really see the tulips in bloom.
|Our motel room. A cool funky place.|
|Our main attraction - the Holland Windmills. This was a very cool stop and the kids got fun pictures in the tulips that had bloomed.|
|Holland also had a neat Wizard of Oz walk at the library, complete with a yellow brick road at the nearby park.|
|Our other stop was at the beach for Lake Michigan. Cold, but fun. And we discovered that Jude has an obsession with sand.|
|My selfie with the lighthouse in Holland.|
|Why we have to go back - the Root Beer Barrel. Just a block off the main road with a stand serving homemade root beer. So cool.|