42.7833° N, 86.1000° W
As I mentioned in my Seattle Layover Post, Michigan has been our home base for the past month.
Tom grew up a nomadic Mid Westerner, but like I consider Mt. Vernon home, he considers Holland home.
When Tom and I first started dating, we used to argue over who really had the rights to being Tulip Town USA as both our home towns take their tulips very seriously. This is an argument that we’ve agreed to disagree on, but what is for sure is that Tommy and I definitely grew up in sister towns.
Holland is a beautiful beach town on Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa. When we first arrived the weather was awesome!
The craft beer scene is pretty popular in Michigan and Holland boasts two of the best breweries Our and New Holland as well as a variety of restaurants that serve great craft brew in downtown Holland right near Hope College.Hops @ 84 East along Brewery Row in Downtown Holland.
We arrived in Fall which is a gorgeous time of year with all the leaves changing colors.
As with any hometown stay, the best part is seeing family!
Our first weekend in town we had the 4 youngest Morki all under 1 roof which led to all kinds of fun and shenanigans.
Mornings started out chill drinking coffee and strolling through the local farmer’s market, which happened to be pumpkin themed as Halloween was quickly approaching.
Evenings we spent watching movies, drinking wine, playing games, and laughing really hard.
The most memorable experience being when we dressed up as soldier zombies and volunteered at the Witches of New Salem Haunted Forest and Cornmaze’s zombie paintball attraction.
Our stay has lasted so long we are now in the first big snow fall and we are currently in a white out blizzard.
Just like fall was gorgeous, winter has it’s beauty too.
Tomorrow, we take off for Nashville to visit where Tom and I got engaged.
We’re excited to see old friends and visit the city were we started our journey!
Did you know Michigan was so Beautiful??
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