A Long Summer Weekend Trip
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For my birthday, my daughter, son-in-law, and husband treated me to an overnight stay in Frankenmuth, Michigan. Frankenmuth is one of my favorite places to visit, but I have only been there in the winter. It is truly a winter wonderland decorated for Christmas long after most of us have put our decorations away. We have been to their winter festival and seen the snow carvings and ice sculptures. We've walked the heated sidewalks, and stopped by places for warm drinks. Visiting in the summer was a new experience!
Arrangements had been made at the Marv Herzog Hotel. This new hotel featured the works of Mr. Herzog and his music. An accordian player, Mr.
I wasn't too sure about visiting Frankenmuth in the summer. I was so used to it being blanketed in white, bundling up to walk the streets, and trying to find places to duck into for warmth. Wow, was I surprised and pleased we were there in the middle of the summer! Flowers, flowers, and more flowers adorned the city.
Walking up and down the streets without coats, hats, and gloves was very pleasant. The shops were all open later in the summer. Anything from toy stores, clothing, fudge, and knick knacks can be found on the main street. We always like to eat at either the Bavarian Inn or Zehnders. Both places serve family style chicken dinners along with other great menu items. We just won't go away hungry from either place.
There are two or three wineries in town. They offer tasting opportunities of their finest wines. My husband and I always find enough to take home a case. Most of the shops are small, but the people are so friendly. I enjoy taking time out from walking around town to unwind with a glass of local wine.
I found that Frankenmuth was beautiful on a summer's night. The lights and flowers made for a perfect evening stroll. Carriages gave visitors a ride around town, and the cooler temperatures provided a wonderful chance to walk off our big dinner.
Tomorrow, we visit Bronner's, my favorite Christmas place!