Today’s Blog Idea: Where do you like to vacation and why?
It has been so long since I have taken a real, weeklong vacation that I have forgotten what it is like. While growing up in Oklahoma, family vacations meant drive up north to Michigan every summer and Christmas break if we could. Now that I live in Michigan, working full time and a full time student, I just do not have the time to take very many days off. The one place I like to go just to get away for a couple of days is East Tawas. It is a small, cute, little beach town about an hours’ drive away. The Tawas Bay resort sits right on the beach and water with the downtown area right across the street. The ice cream shop my grandmother would take us to, and the dock we would walk after still stands. Every time I go back, I think about my grandmother. It is tradition to head across the street for ice cream at the shop, fudge at another shop, and pizza for dinner. Then, at night, we head to the old town movie theater for 50 cent popcorn and a flick, followed by some night time music in the streets. We love this local shop, we can talk to the owners for hours about Celtic relics and swords. After a couple of days, you have seen it all, and you can feel ready to go home. The photo is a picture I took at the Tawas State Park. I loved it so much, I used it as my theme when redoing the bathroom.