Sometimes you just need a little break from the norm and I did a couple weekends ago. My girlfriend, Susan, and I hopped in the car and 2.5 hours later we were in the quaint lake town of Saugatuck, Michigan. We lunched at the Saugatuck Brewing Co., which has a delicious and extensive selection of beers, and from there checked into the Bella Vita Spa and Suites for the evening. Between the excellent location and our delightful suite, I highly recommend Bella Vita. We spent the rest of the evening wandering around the area, as you will see below. In the morning, we did more wandering and then had a quick bite to eat at the fantastic Everyday People Cafe in Saugatuck's neighboring town, Douglas, before we hit the road back to Chicago. We will surely be back, as Saugatuck and Douglas have enough charm and points of interest to keep us coming back for years. It was the perfect daycation.
A bassist and Barack.
More music at The White House Bistro.
The Sand Bar Saloon
Oval Beach is beautiful no matter what time of year you see it.
Goin' "Old School" in Douglas.