On a brisk February evening in Fenton, Michigan, Elaine and Jamie finally got the chance to meet my three amazingly awesome godchildren. In fact, since I moved down to the metro Atlanta [Georgia] area in the fall of 2009, it had been three and one half years [too long] since I last saw them. Needless to say, all of these events were long overdue. In addition, Elaine and Jamie met my great friends (and godchildren’s parents), Chris and Jen. To top it all off, they would not let us pay for our meals, and what a meal we had. Let’s put it this way… if you ever go up to Genesee County [Michigan], be sure to look up Lucky’s Steakhouse. From what the server indicated, they have been expanding more in recent months and years, opening up in Traverse City and Rochester, Michigan.
I’ve always wanted take Elaine and Jamie up to Michigan during the snowy weather, and, when my cousin, Jason, informed us that he was getting married and wanted us to come up to his wedding, we started to plan to make the trip. We drove through the night on Wednesday so we could capitalize on as much time as possible in the area. With gas prices on the rise, it is certainly best to maximize all road trips, and we did just that. If you know me, I am fairly weather-proof, so I tend to stick to the short sleeve shirts, even in Michigan, but I did wear my jacket just in case. Lucky for us, there was a little bit of snow in the forecast during our trip, and that was certainly a plus. Jamie does not get to see much snow down here in Michigan, so she was always looking for a good snowball fight! But, with any good vacation, time flies, and this Michigan trip was no exception. We’ll be sure to share more photos and stories soon. Until then, we will look to plan another trip to Michigan to see our great friends and family!