|My only reason for staying at GVSU: Two great friends!|
Grand Rapids and GVSU are not the same places that they were in 1992 to 1994. Just as I have changed, so have they. Grand Rapids has boomed!!! It is a pretty snazzy city. So, when the my husband suggested we take another trip, I did not hesitate.
What spurred our visit to Grand Rapids was an exhibit at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. The GRAM is hosting an exhibit called Cities in Transition. As an urban planning junkie this was of great interest to me. I saw some of Andrew Moore's photographs at the Detroit Institute Arts and they are beautiful. Kevin, being the LEED Certified environmentalist, was really interested in the GRAM building. (Kevin started his own blog -and wrote a great post chronicling fun and concrete use in GR.) The GRAM is the first LEED art museum in the world. It is a very snazzy building - very modern looking, sophisticated. Very quiet inside. My kids are not quiet and sophisticated. I felt mildly uncomfortable. But, tucked away in the basement is a great room set aside for kids to do art projects. The volunteers are very friendly and the projects are based on the Cities in Transition exhibit.
|My kids learning about cities.|
|This chocolate milk rivals Calder Dairy's chocolate milk.|
Thank you Grand Central Market and Deli. Hope you enjoy our $2 bottle deposit.
We kind of needed a souvenir.
Sunday morning we met my old college buddies for breakfast. It has been over a decade since all three of us have been together. We are all grown up, we have all moved on from college, we are all pretty different. But, in some ways we were still the same. The smiles, the giggles, the ways we seem to still know each other is still with us. Oh, I think I have really missed my friends. I hope there are more breakfasts in our future!
Of course we could not drive all the way over the Grand Rapids without a trip to the Frederik Meijer Gardens. By the time we got their the girls were worn out. But, the thrill of the tree house kept them going and ensured a long nap on the ride home.
|No one, I mean no one can resist the mouse door.|