It's Thursday already but I thought I'd share some photos from the fantastic day that we had on Monday. We had a ton of errands to run and since we live out in the woods away from everything, it's simplest to run all the errands at once. We stopped at my husband's bank and then at my bank (no, we don't have one account!) and then at the Meijer to stock up on groceries and diapers. We were using cloth diapers for a while (maybe a cloth diaper post later) but have recently been using disposables for days when we are travelling around. I just can't take the stinky diaper in the car thing when it's so hot out. Sorry environment!
Our next stop was way more fun. Our friends Boyd and Julie have a shop called Mystic Beads and Earthwear in Niles, Michigan. It is totally the coolest - lots of beads, lots of pretty rocks, lots of smelly-good hippie stuff. Plus Boyd and Julie are seriously the nicest folks ever. Julian tried out some drums.
|Doing some drumming himself!|
Then we got a sandwich and a tasty wheatberry salad from the local Martin's grocery store and had picnic by the St. Joseph River. Julian just played with the spoon though. He'd already eaten at Boyd and Julie's.
Finally we had to go pick up a lawnmower part at the HFS Tractor in Baroda, Michigan. We stopped at the Apple Valley in Berrien Springs on the way because Eric had to pee and my finger accidentally got closed in the window on the way out of the car! Ouch! Since we were already at Apple Valley, I went in and got a package of peas to hold on it for a while and then rubbed in a little arnica gel from their sample section. That stuff is like a miracle. My finger (which was THROBBING) immediately felt so much better. Tender, but much much better. So much better that we went peach picking after getting the lawnmower part!
We went to Shafer Orchards because Eric knows Tom Shafer and wanted to say hi. Their orchard is on one of the highest hills in SW Michigan and it's gorgeous.
|What a great day!|
I was totally exhausted when we got home but it was so worth it. I love connected with old friends and meeting new people. Southwest Michigan rocks.