WannaBe Chef

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22 hours August 2, 2010

Filed under: Life — WannaBe Chef @ 6:48 pm

I’m back!  We survived our whirlwind, exhausting weekend that included 22 hours of driving, a rehearsal, a wedding, and “quality” time with my in-laws (insert sarcasm here).  Our kitty survived being alone for 3 days, and now he won’t leave our side.  Poor boy.  Anywho, I took lots of pics…. here’s the extremely shortened version…


As you know, we left MN at 2 AM.  It was awesome.  After a lifetime of driving across creepy, extremely desolate Wisconsin, we finally crossed into MI!  Even though we were many hours from home, it felt great being back in MI, even if just for the weekend.   

We were SO glad to have finally made it to the Mackinac bridge after about 9 hours of driving!

Since we didn’t have much time to stop, I packed lots of food… sandwiches, veggies and hummus, strawberries, yogurt, string cheese, water, chips, Z-bars, combos, etc etc!  The hotel had a fridge, so our food stash definitely came in handy!

Fast forward over the rehearsal, us going to bed at 9PM and sleeping for 10 hours, and we end up at the wedding on Saturday.  Here’s the beautiful bride and her blurry hubby (Wayne’s cousin) in the background.

Waynie and I after all his Best Man duties were done.

We had a great time at the wedding, and Sunday morning came really fast.  We were on the road by 8:45am, and FINALLY back in MN by about 8pm (MI time).  If you’ve ever been to the U.P. of MI, you know about pasties.  Wayne has never had one, so we stopped at one of the many mom-and-pop stores on the way home and had one.  For the other pasty virgins out there, the traditional pasty has ground beef, potatoes, rutabagas, carrots and seasonings all wrapped in a flaky crust.  Wayne got the spicy sausage, and I had the veggie version hot in the store.  Then we ended up getting a traditional pasty (frozen) to take home.   

PURE MICHIGAN!   Love.  I hope you all enjoyed a little peek into our crazy weekend.  I will actually be going back (flying!) to MI this Friday for TEN GLORIOUS DAYS for my baby sister’s bach party and wedding shower.  I have so much to do before I go, but I can’t wait!  Toodles for now!


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