Well, we’ve got the entire week off from work and decided that it was time for a mini vacation away from home. After some thought and discussion between Bruce and I, we decided on a destination that wasn’t too far from home in case someone in the family needed us for some dire emergency – Monroe, MI.
We’ve been down here, it seems, every single New Years weekend for some dog event or another. This will be the first time that we come here and there is absolutely nothing dog related in the works. We’re staying at our favorite hotel, Red Roof Inn. They’re dog friendly and have loads of room for the pups to romp around the room without being a pain in the rear to the neighbors. We opted this time, thanks to coupons, for the suite. Let me tell you this…it’s huge. Two rooms, king-sized bed (perfect for the pit bulls, let me tell you..they’ve already tested it out!), kitchenette, and a ‘living room’. The dogs (and Bruce and I!) are in seventh heaven.
We’re going to be here until at least Thursday, although we’ve been whispering back and forth about staying into the New Year just to ‘ be away’ for the rolling in of 2012, but we’ll see how that goes in the next 24 hours. Tomorrow, if the weather isn’t absolutely horrid, we’re planning on taking a drive down to Luna Pier and taking some photos and letting the dogs romp on the beach for a bit. They don’t seem to care if it’s cold, but we’re going to bring their Fido Fleece jackets just in case they get too chilly.
All in all, we’ve got a nice little mini vacation planned – even if the weather continues to stay gross and we stay grounded to the hotel. Plenty of local flavors we can enjoy and places to go that aren’t too far from ‘home.’ I’ll post more updates later on since I get to go be the fun police to two brats that keep ramming themselves into the back of my computer chair like sumo wrestlers!