Saturday, April 07, 2007

Saugatuck in the Snow

Well, what supposed to be a wonderful long weekend for the start of Spring turned into a wonderful weekend for the return of winter. Our quick overnight getaway to Saugatuck came on the same weekend that much of this section of the country experienced a rebirth of winter conditions with more than a cople inches of snow falling in the area overnight. The greatest part of the trip was being with Ben and away from the stresses and strains of the everyday. We shopped and ate and hit the local gay bar -- Ben's second foray into such settings. Now I was sorely disappointed with the Dunes. Of their five bars on property only one was open. Between being pre-season, Easter weekend, and snowing like the Arctic, there wasn't much activity. Again, the best part was being with Ben. We spent our first motel together and had a great time. The biggest problem with the motel was the dozen or so pre-teen girls who invaded the pool and hot tub as we tried to relax in it. What should have been a time of relaxing was interrupted and wrecked. So we went back to our room and watched a movie then headed to the bar. This morning we headed downstairs for the continental breakfast, and you guesed it -- here came the same pack of kids, still in robes and jammies, but every bit awake. Ah well, we finished up quick and left. Then we headed home and have been kicking back and relaxing. Being away was wonderful, and coming home was a delight. The next time I think about a romantic weekend getaway, I'm gonna check the weather report -- it was COLD COLD COLD. We went over to Lake Michigan and the wind was so strong that it was blowing whole chunks of snow off the truck. Brr. Glad I had Ben there to warm me up. I guess my point is that it doesn't matter where we are or what we are doing -- I enjoy just being with Ben and sharing in his life.


Ur-spo said...

nasty Michigan trick to dump snow into April. no fun in that.

Lemuel said...

Glad you two got away. In my book the cold would make for an even MORE romantic weekend. ;)

Nothing like cold weather for snuggling with a bear you love!