We flew, drove, and explored all over the midwest!
12/ 22 - 12/ 24: Milwaukee, WI (Steve and Tamara + girls, Betsy)
12/ 24 - 12/ 26: Rockford, IL (Entire family at Sarah and Danny's)
12/ 26 - 1/ 3: Petoskey, MI (Mom and Dad, Betsy)
As you can see, we spent the most amount of time in Ben's hometown of Petoskey, MI. I was so stupid excited to see the fam and visit his hometown! Everyone who knows Michigan said I was crazy to make my first trip in the winter, but what did they know-- Petoskey is gorgeous any time of year, and I had tons of fun in the snow.
We took so many pictures of our time up there, so I had to condense them to collages to fit everything in! I hope this does it justice!
Showing some love all over that town...
One of the first things we did was take a hike through the snow in one of their downtown parks. It was so beautiful!
Ben and I spent an afternoon driving up to the bridge to the Upper Peninsula, and walked out onto the rocks to search for Petoskey Stones.
We found one!
Petoskey is a very small, beautiful, classy, laid-back resort town. Ben's family lives close to the town center, so we had a lot of fun taking random walks into town for some really terrific food, good views, and unique stores.
Here are some of the town highlights:
One of the really unique things about Petoskey is that the awesome town center (with the really terrific food and unique stores) is across the street from the famous waterfront; an area the town has really beautified on the edge of Lake Michigan.
Seriously... I am in love with this town!
We had a lot of other fun things we did there, like snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, hiking, New Years party, etc... so I'll try to get those pix up too :)