Last week I had the opportunity to meet the beautiful Mariette from Mariette's Back to Basics blog.
She was on her way back from northern Michigan, and I was on my way up to a women's retreat in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We could have passed each other on I-75! I was able to meet her and her husband Pieter in their hotel for tea and cookies, and visit for a couple hours.
She made me two bags of delicious, healthy homemade almond cookies.
Look at her pretty ribbon . . .
After our visit, I headed up north to the retreat with a friend of mine who lives in northern Michigan. It was a refreshing getaway, spiritually and emotionally.
I did indulge a little. On our way up to the retreat center we stopped along the northern shore of Lake Michigan, and had fresh Lake Superior whitefish.
This was our view while eating . . .
|Cloudy and cool. One night it got down to 38F. Glad I took my down vest.|
Yesterday, before I left, we went into the little town of Petosky (northern lower peninsula), and had a delicious lunch of soup and bread, and split this . . .
It was delicious, and worth every single calorie. But today I am back home and back to my healthy eating plan. None too soon, let me tell you.
So, this is the second blogger friend I've met IRL (in real life). Would love to have tea and cookies with each one of you. In the meantime, though, I'll enjoy our online friendships.