Memorial Day Weekend 2017

by Mindy @ Just A One Girl Revolution on May 31, 2017

in Fun and Random Posts

I had few plans going into the holiday weekend and it was a glorious feeling. The only true priority on my to-do list was to spend as much time outside as possible. All week, the forecast called for rain, especially on Sunday, but they were wrong! The entire weekend was absolutely perfect weather with temperatures in the mid-70s, blue skies, and lots of sunshine. Yes, thank you, more please.

On my way home Friday night, I stopped at Donkey Taqueria for a quick drink, and while I was there, I couldn’t resist an order of chips and guacamole. West Michigan, if you haven’t had a margarita and guac from Donkey, you’re missing out. Hands down, the best in town.

The rest of the night was super chill. I watched Game of Thrones and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, two shows that could not be more different. Originally, I was going to get up to the cottage on Saturday, but opted to stay close to home. But, I couldn’t resist the call of the water, so I drove out toward Lake Michigan instead. I feel unbelievably grateful to have such a beautiful body of water so close. I grew up just miles away from the lake and, without a doubt, took it for granted when I lived there.

Despite living in West Michigan my whole life, I haven’t spent much time exploring the local parks and trails. One of my goals this summer is to be more intentional about being a tourist in my own backyard. Since I was headed toward the lakeshore, I opted for Rosy Mound Natural Area, which is a gorgeous wooded area through the dunes. I still can’t believe I’d never been there before! Michigan is so beautiful, guys.

I have no idea how long I walked around, but it was at least an hour. I stopped by my mom’s place afterward and we went out for a quick dinner.

Sunday, I got in a run even though I wasn’t planning on running that day. It was too perfect not to get in a few miles. I think I had the biggest smile on my face. I ran again on Monday, but instead of my usual routes, drove over to my alma mater and ran around campus. Due to the holiday, the place was a ghost town. You could say I had the run of the place! (Pun intended.)

When I wasn’t running or hiking, I spent a good chunk of time sitting on my balcony with a book in hand. Basically, I was outside as much as possible and it brought me ridiculous amounts of joy. Michigan winters are brutal (#winteriscoming), but weekends like this remind me exactly why I live here.

This summer, I plan to have a pretty serious relationship with Mother Nature and it shall be a beautiful thing. Bring on the tan lines.

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