Although the weather was a bit chilly, feeling more like late September than mid-August, I enjoyed my 24 hours in Grand Haven as much as I anticipated and loved being able to confirm that my hometown is just as magical now as it always was!
|At my favorite section of the beach at the south end of Harbor Drive just before it ends|
|First stop: Pronto Pup stand!|
|Need a read?|
|Grand Haven South Pier|
What would a visit to Grand Haven be without a walk on the pier?!
|View of the Grand Haven State Park shoreline from the pier|
It was chilly enough that I didn't quite feel inspired to take off my shoes and walk in the sand, but it was still as pretty as ever.
|Grand Haven Boardwalk, along the Channel|
Of course I walked on the boardwalk on my self-date!! Unfortunately, my selfie really didn't turn out. :-(
|At Kirby Bar & Grill downtown|
I was feeling a little sad over a missed connection with an old friend.
|Warning: objects in a selfie appear much larger than they actually are.|
So i figured I'd have a drink at the bar. At least they had sauvignon blanc (two to choose from !), my favorite summertime white. This is more than I can say for most bars and restaurants in Michigan. Sorry Michigan, but it seems that sixteen years in California has turned me into a wine snob!
|The lights of the pier at dusk|
|You can never be too safe!|
|Breakfast at Morning Start Cafe|
|Local sugar at Morning Star Cafe|
Who knew that Michigan makes sugar?
|The Beamont at Morning Star|
One last selfie for the road! Until next time Grand Haven. I may reside happily in a distant state, but you'll always be home!
I have but one regret of my fast but fun trip to Grand Haven; I failed to get a selfie with my giant (single scoop!) Mackinac Island Fudge ice cream cone in front of the musical fountain. It would have been, without a doubt, the pinnacle of my movie montage selfie date! Next time!!