Day trip!

We took a trip to Frankenmuth, Michigan yesterday. It’s a couple of hours away, and it was a nice drive. The weather was sunny and pretty warm.

Frankenmuth is called the “little Bavaria” of Michigan. We started at  Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland. You can find just about any kind of ornament or decoration for Christmas here. They even personalize ornaments while you wait. We bought a couple of things, and left with Christmas music in our heads.

Next stop, downtown Frankenmuth. We had lunch at Zehnders, where we enjoyed the famous, family style chicken dinner. Soup, breads, cranberries, coleslaw, cottage cheese, veggies, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, and, of course, chicken. So yummy! Topped it off with orange sherbet and ice cream.

After all that food, it was time to walk it off with some shopping. We hit all the shops downtown, buying a couple of things. It was a beautiful, weekend day, so it was crowded. But, we enjoyed going in and out of the stores looking for treasures.

Once we had hit all the downtown shops, we headed back out toward the expressway, stopping in at the outlet shops at Birch Run. Here, too, we shopped til we dropped. This is a huge outlet mall! We didn’t hit them all, but did get into all the ones we were interested in, and bought a couple of things.

Before heading back on to the highway to head home, we stopped at Tony’s I75 Restaurant. This place is well known by Michiganders! They are famous for their huge helpings of everything on their menu. It’s always packed! We waited just a few minutes for a table, and then enjoyed our second feast of the day. Let me just say, food came home with us, especially bacon!

Finally, we headed home. It was a great day with our family, and a wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary.

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