Smiles and Shenanigans in Cedarville, MI {The Weekend Edition}

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I tell you what, there is nothing more amazing than sitting on the deck, water in front of you, coffee in your hands, and watching the sun rise. Beautiful. Breathtaking. Serene. And completely inspirational. All I wanted to do was spend my day sitting on that deck, sun in my face, gentle water breeze, and do absolutely nothing. I am so thankful I decided to take a chance and push through everything and drive to the UP with Kelly and Js mom. Our Friday drive and night was pretty interesting. (Hello ‘Blue Man!’)

Js mom wanted to get the house ready for the first set of renters. She spent a lot of time pulling weeds, cleaning house, and sipping wine. From time to time Kelly would help her. I did help with some cooking and cleaning up afterwords; but when I tell you my butt rarely moved from that deck, I am telling you the truth.

Smiles and Shenanigans in Cedarville, MI {The Weekend Edition} | Nevermore Lane

There was the time we ran to the store for a few food things.

I cooked! It felt good to be back in a kitchen again.

Smiles and Shenanigans in Cedarville, MI {The Weekend Edition} | Nevermore Lane

There was the time we went back to town to the grocery store for ice cream and more booze.

Then, there was the time we took off for the Native American cemetery in Hessel, Michigan.

Other than that, my butt was in the chair on the deck all day. J said I needed to get away and recharge, I listened 😉

With a place like this, why would you want to be anywhere else?

Smiles and Shenanigans in Cedarville, MI {The Weekend Edition} | Nevermore Lane


Not too much went on Sunday. I spent more time sitting on the deck. Wishing I could stay another day or two, but Js mom had to get back to work. I knew I had to do the same.

Smiles and Shenanigans in Cedarville, MI {The Weekend Edition} | Nevermore Lane

I was thrilled that I was inspired to do a little bit of writing. I can’t tell you how great that felt.

Smiles and Shenanigans in Cedarville, MI {The Weekend Edition} | Nevermore Lane

On the way back I battled my fear of bridges.  GO ME!

Smiles and Shenanigans in Cedarville, MI {The Weekend Edition} | Nevermore Lane

Best weekend I’ve had in a long time. I’m thankful for the random stranger who took a chance on a new friendship. I’m thankful for new friends and old ones who keep inspiring me day after day to continue on my life-changing journey.

This new path, while scary, has been an amazing adventure.

Life. It’s not where I want to be, but I am further along in my new journey than I was a few months ago. 

You’ll be seeing more of me in Cedarville later this summer as I am fairly certain I will be spending quite a bit of time up there as a renter!

Sometimes you just have to drive over bridges, venture to new places, and stare into the water to be reminded of what you’re working towards.

Miss the previous parts?

Part one – When Push Comes to Shove You Go UP

Part two – Smiles and Shenanigans in Cedarville, MI { Night One – Cattails Cove}

Part four – Old Mission Indian Cemetery – Hessel, MI

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  1. So happy that you had a fun time in Cedarville. It sounds like a great place 🙂

  2. This looks like a wonderful way to spend the weekend. I am with you on fear of bridges. I avoid driving over bridges at all cost.

  3. Looks like you had a great time. We all need to take mini breaks and get away for a change of scenery to recharge.

  4. What a cool trip! I love the blue skies and lots of smiles. I think getting away for a little weekend trip is the perfect way to rejuvenate!

  5. I live in northern Michigan and have heard wonderful things about cedarville! A quick drive over the bridge might just have to be in my family’s near future! Thanks for sharing your experience!

  6. The U. P. of Michigan is indeed a gorgeous relaxing place to visit and I was born and raised here. We also chose to raise our sons here because it is a great atmosphere. It really is a great place to come if you what to relax and let your hair down. Thanks for sharing your awesome weekend.

  7. Good thing that you battle your fear of bridges! Congratulations, new level unlocked! Sounds like a great weekend.

  8. You guys have a wonderful adventure, I am looking forward to have an adventure like this on the weekends.

  9. There is nothing like a good sunrise, fresh air and a little alcohol to bring you back to center. Glad you enjoyed your time with friends.

  10. This place looks very relaxing and “pure”. I bet you had a blast considering your pictures.

  11. My Daughter and i love to go for spontaneous trips. We always have a great adventure and never know where we are going.

  12. What an awesome trip! I would love to go there and I probably wouldn’t want to leave lol. Sounds great!

  13. It looks so beautiful there! reminds me of Up North in MN, I love going Up North to a quiet get a way to escape the city life : ) I’ll have to check this place out some day!

  14. It looks so beautiful and relaxing there. Glad you had a great time and overcame your bridges fear! Love the sunrise.

  15. omg i seriously need a weekend get away just like this. I live near the water and I have a huge dock and i just love it. The water is seriously so calming. I def need to put this place on my places to visit.

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