Josh surprised me today and took me on a date! We went to Frederick Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids. It was beautiful. and HOT. I got to wear a new dress. (It has pockets! I love dresses with pockets!) After the gardens, we went downtown swing dancing for the first time in a very long time. It's so fun to see hundreds of people dancing and having good, clean, fun. I enjoyed myself immensely!
Here are some pictures from the Gardens:
(A cardinal in the trees)
This last picture was taken in the Conservatory. It was basically an indoor jungle. Birds were flying to and fro, massive vines were weaving their way across the ceiling. We even saw bananas growing. We decided that we will have to make several visits there next winter. They have benches all over and I'm pretty sure that on a cold day in February, I could sit in there allllll day with a book, enjoying the greenery and the life.
Today was a great ending to a great vacation!