Monday, July 28, 2008

Anne Rainey takes a siesta!

Hey All!

As you're reading this, I'm most likely in Traverse City, Michigan. What am I doing? I'm relaxing and enjoying some much needed family time. It's been a good year. But there's also been a lot of pitfalls. I need this vacation like you wouldn't imagine.


My kids aren't getting any younger. I'm feeling the years slip by fast. They'll be 13 and 15 this September. Ouch1 I need to spend as much time with them as I can. Soon they won't want their mom around!

So for this vacation we plan to do lots of exploring, shopping, grilling out, fishing, relaxing, partying (wink, wink) and much more!

Last year we went to Bar Harbor, Maine. It was fantastic. By the time we were finished, we were ready to move there. It's so beautiful. I had this vision of having a little place right on the ocean. I'd write all day long. My husband would...do what husband's do. LOL We're wondering if Michigan will be as wonderful. I have my doubts (I really loved Bar Harbor, lol). My husband is pretty sure I'm gonna have to drag him back kicking and screaming. LOL


Here's a few pictures of Traverse City that I found on the internet. When I get back I'll share some more personal photos.


Where we're staying.


















Where we'll be sipping our wine.



















Lighthouses we plan to visit.




















Lunch and Shopping! Oh yeah, baby!















Romantic sunsets on the water, mmm...




















Now, I ask ya...does it get any better?!

8 comments:

Molly Daniels said...

My HS band used to be in the annual Cherry Festival the first weekend in July up there. Loved swimming in the lake, being on TV (my soph year, I was on the wrong side of the parade. I had a brief, 5 second glimpse of myself as I marched off-camera, lol!), and of course, attending the festival. Have great memories of that place! Is Schuess Mountain Ski Lodge still there? I can't remember the other place we stayed.

Have a great vacation!

Kelley Nyrae said...

Wow, Anne. Beautiful picturess. I hope you have a wonderful time.

Anny Cook said...

Lovely country! Have a wonderful time.

Regina Carlysle said...

Ah, man! This looks WONDERFUL. Especially like your "wine sipping" spot and the sunset. WOW. Looks romantic.

Celia Yeary said...

My son, daughter-in-law and our 3 young grandsons are in Traverse City right now, or out in the country, at some kind of ranch resort--horseback riding, hiking, swimming things like that. we went with them one year, and loved the area. Have a great vacation, and have a glass of wine for me! Celia Yeary

Jodi said...

I hope you are having a wonderful vacation! You deserve it just as much as anyone else!

Megan Rose said...

It looks beautiful Anne. I wish you a happy holiday.

Anne Rainey said...

Hi All!

I did have a wonderful time in Northern Michigan. The weather was beautiful every day. We played, relaxed, drank wine and reconnected. It was the best family vacation we've had in awhile. We didn't want to come back!