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Michigan Is A Very Nice Place

I just returned from a trip to Petoskey, Michigan.  I had to go and help my uncle out with something.  While we were there he took me to Johan’s Bakery.  They made some excellent doughnuts.  We ended up getting to bring a few back with us.  We also wen’t to a chocolate store / factory named Kilwins.  They had some really good fudge.  We took a ride out and around to Harbor Springs because that is where they were originally located.   Driving through that area a lot of people were swimming at the beach, and riding bicycles.  It seems like a lot of the people up there were wearing what appeared to look like wrestling gear, but it was in fact just shorts and a top.

We ate dinner at a place called Garfields.  It is similar to a Chilis, Fridays, and other restaurants like that.  The Holiday Inn we stayed at was very nice, and actually offered a real breakfast instead of a continental breakfast.  Most hotels don’t offer the full service.

All in all it was a nice trip.  I never said relaxing because we didn’t have much time to do any relaxing.  The drive out took us @15 hours each way.

Christmas For My Uncle

This year we decided that we were going to try to figure out something unique for my uncle “L” for Christmas.  He is a very hard person for us to shop for.  He doesn’t watch much tv, doesn’t watch many movies, or much things that you can name.  We know he loves coffee.  Those types of presents get a bit boring after a few years.  He used to be big on pipes many years ago, but I haven’t seen him with one in some serious time.

What we did finally agree upon was cigars.  Not knowing about cigars much we did considerable research, and we were still totally lost.  We did run into a lot of specials on Davidoff cigars, and many others.  We made the best purchase that we could, and he was given them before Christmas because we won’t see him till after Christmas.  When we see him this coming week we will know just how bad of a shopper for cigars we really are.

With my uncle he won’t actually come out and tell you when you were off, but I think he will understand that we aren’t cigar smokers, and that we did the best we could.