Montague Tree Farms, Carriage Antique Mall, Dinner in Grand Haven

Starting the day off with a nap, Sandy shows us all how it’s done. Her bed got moved over to the fireplace, and we’re pretty sure she’s having a fantastic dream here:

Trek to Montague Tree Farms, in search of a Christmas tree. Last year, there was much more snow on the ground. Hard to believe a year has gone by.

Looking in the lot right behind the barn, in search of a Noble Fir.

Scanning the trees. This year, instead of driving the truck down into the various sectors… we just hoofed it in.

Looking through the trees.

We stopped on the way home at The Carriage Antique Mall. Why are old safes so incredibly cool and compelling? Is it because of the age, or the weight?

Sifting through random old board games is really fun, especially when you find the really oddball ones.

Thought of my coworkers on this one – Care Bears: On the PAth to Care-a-Lot.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Board Game.

I don’t recognize the illustrations. To me, the movie is the story… and there’s no other Wonka besides Gene Wilder.

A photo of Kiss, with Gray’s Anatomy and the Illustrated Family Bible in the background.

I don’t know what’s weirder – the fact that someone is selling a plastic bottle full of black beads, or the fact that they’ve marked it down from $3.00 to $2.00.

A set of 1000 Medical Terminology flash cards. This does not give me a feeling of confidence.

An item that seems to be marked as a weather vane, but looks more like a sundial.

After a brief stop at home, we trekked to Grand Haven for dinner at The Copper Post. I broke my Keto Diet in the strangest of ways (I had a vodka martini along with a double cheeseburger). We had a lot of mishmash orders (Grace ordered Chicken Stir Fry with a side of french fries). It felt like an incredibly American dinner.

As entertainment, Jackson fed us random riddles he had found on Facebook, some of which were good, some of which were dad jokes in disguise.

Window shopping along Washington Avenue. Frah-Gee-Lay, must be Italian.

We stopped at a few stores. Fortino’s was a really great stop with a lot of delicious chocolates. And, surprisingly, a pretty nice scotch whisky collection to boot!

Note: they’re a multi-generational store, and have a pretty impressive history.

Our last stop was at the local Kilwin’s. The Hyde Park location has been closed for a little while. And we don’t tend to go out for ice cream that much. So it was nice to step foot in a Kilwin’s again (even though we didn’t order anything). I swear I fell out of Keto just >smelling the place.

Though we had a late night, it was nice to stop into a few stores despite it being late (7:30-ish). Bet this would be a fun street to browse around, during the day.

Searching for a Christmas Tree, Montague Tree Farms
Willy Wonka and the Snowpiercer Factory

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