Even though we stayed in town for the holiday weekend, we were rather busy. Saturday morning we woke up early and took Kidd to Soldan’s Dog Park. It’s located in Lansing and is by far the best dog park in the area. We had to buy a key fob to gain access, but it was definitely worth it. It’s 15 acres and very well maintained. Plus, they have access to a private lake for swimming.
Kidd attempted to learn how to swim. There were a number of dogs swimming and he seemed to really dig the idea, but he couldn’t quite figure it out. Maybe next time. He would run out into the water as far as he could go and then he’d get stuck. So he’d resort to biting at the water. Such a weirdo. He had a blast though and he listened so well. Especially for Kidd. He tends to get overly excited and forget that he needs to listen to his mother.
That afternoon Ivan and I met my parents at the bike shop to pick out Ivan’s birthday/graduation present. My parents gave me a bike for my birthday and thought it would be a good gift for him as well. I think we’ll use them in DC a lot and they are just plain fun to ride.
That night we went out for a bike ride with my parents and got caught in an absolute downpour. We were about a mile and a half away from home when it started and by the time we got back inside I was soaked to the bone. It was kind of invigorating though – riding through the rain.
Sunday evening I headed over to Frankenmuth for the Hot Air Balloon Festival with my friend, Maurica. Unfortunately, once we got there we found out that they were not launching the balloons due to the windy conditions. It was a bummer, because I’ve never seen a hot air balloon take flight, but we still had a nice time walking around. There is a festival in Jackson, MI later this year that I might try and make it to instead.
They call Frankenmuth “Michigan’s Little Bavaria” because its this quirky German themed town. They’ve got lots of sausage, cheese and fudge shops. Because I guess that’s what Germany is all about ;)
Monday morning I went for bike ride down one of our local trails and then meet two friends for mini golf at a local golf course. It was my first time there and it was absolutely gorgeous. I’d definitely go back again.
The course was actual grass, which I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen for mini golf. Normally it’s astroturf. I have to say, I’m kind of partial to the grass now. We played 18 holes and it was only $9 each. That’s cheaper than a lot of normal mini golf places and it was actually pretty challenging and fun.
That night we had a small BBQ with a couple friends who wanted to watch the basketball game. We grilled burgers, chicken & some brats. They left kind of late and I decided to forgo my Tuesday morning run. Hopefully I’ll have time to squeeze one in tonight before my friends arrive for wine night :)
What did you do this memorial day weekend?