Frankenmuth Pictures

Hey there! How was everyone’s weekend? I am coming back to you today with some pictures from my weekend. My boyfriend and I went away for the weekend. Well, Friday and Saturday we were out of town. This trip was somewhat of a spontaneous one. We hadn’t been on a trip or really did anything fun in a long time. I made the suggestion for us to go to Frankenmuth, MI since I’ve we’ve never been. It was only a couple of hours away, and it wasn’t something overly expensive, but it still looked like a lot of fun. Frankenmuth is a German town known for it’s Bavarian architecture. A nick name for Frankenmuth is “Little Bavaria.”

Frankenmuth has some great tourist attractions and attracts many tourists. There are many shops to visit and fun things to do. Frankenmuth also has their Oktoberfest among other festivals, which started in 1990. Frankenmuth also has a couple of indoor waterparks, it’s a great place to take your family. ย It can be very educational as well, there is a lot of history and culture in Frankemuth. I just wanted to share some pictures from my weekend, this post contains mostly pictures with some brief descriptions…

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This is a picture of my boyfriend and I on our way to Frankenmuth.

Here are a few pictures of our hotel room. We stayed at The Baymont Inn in Bridgeport, MI. It was only a 10-15 minute drive from our hotel to Frankenmuth. Since we decided to go at the last minute, it was cheaper to stay at a hotel nearby Frankenmuth, rather than in Frankenmuth. Maybe next time we go and have more time to plan ahead, we will stay at one of the hotels directly in Frankenmuth. The Baymont Inn was all right though. We did have a jacuzzi tub which was nice!

After checking into our hotel, we headed next door to have some dinner at Crackel Barrel. We actually had breakfast for dinner. Breakfast is great to eat anytime of the day. I hadn’t been to a Crackel Barrel in many years, so I was excited about eating there. Not only is it a restaurant, they have a nice shop attached. I’m sure many of you know of or have been to a Crackel Barrel…

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That’s a lot of food I know! We couldn’t finish it all!

Next we headed into Frankenmuth and went over to the River Place Shops….

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The first place I saw was Old Time Photo. I saw this place online ahead of time, and was very interested. At Old Time Photo, you can choose from different themes, such as saloon or pirates…

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We decided to go with Victorian…

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We had so much fun dressing up and doing different poses with different props. The picture above was my favorite, and was the one I picked to have matted and framed. We also just had to purchase the disc with the rest of the images, including the licensing to share any of our photos.

After having our photos done, we browsed a few of the shops and picked up a few souvenirs.

A lot of awesome Michigan goodies!

Of course I couldn’t pass up Mackinac Island Fudge!

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Friday evening was very cloudy and gloomy. It even started to rain on our way back to the hotel…

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Before we headed back to our hotel, we went to the Bavarian Inn to play a round of mini golf. The Bavarian Inn also has a pool, slides, video and arcade games. A lot fun stuff that would keep your kids very busy!

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Here is a picture of my boyfriend sitting on the big chair…

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The next day was a beautiful day for a boat ride on the Bavarian Belle, on the Cass River. It was another cooler day, the sun was out, and there was a nice breeze in the air…

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They had chairs on each side of the boat and in the middle. There were two levels. We sat on the top one. The bottom one had some chairs and tables to eat at if you wanted to. They had snacks and drinks you could purchase on board.

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The boat docks at the waterfall which was really nice too!

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The pedestrian bridge

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Theย Zehnder’s Holz Brucke (German forย wooden bridge)

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The Bavarian Inn

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This man’s Golden Retriever got in the water and went for a swim…

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Many ducks…

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Frankenmuth Funships

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Marv Herzog Hotel

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Quite a few houses along the river…

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The Bavarian Castle Shop

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Gunzenhausen Platz Fountain, named for Frankenmuth’s sister city Gunzenhausen, Germany…

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Zhender’s for lunch…

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We decided to try their “famous chicken dinner.” It was pretty good!

After lunch, we went to the Bavarian Castle shop, then we crossed over the covered bridge to head back to our car…

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Our last stop before heading home was the Michigan Military & Space Heros Museum.

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This museum honors those that served in the military from Michigan, and astronauts from Michigan.

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I thought this would be something neat for my boyfriend to see. I thought it was pretty neat too! I took tons of pictures, but I’m just posting a couple from the museum…

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Well that’s the end of this post. Of course I took many more pics than I added, but then that would be one really long post! I hope you enjoyed looking at my pictures from Frankenmuth. I’m planning on posting another post this week that is beauty related. Definitely be on the look out for that. Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week! โค

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Getting to Know Me: 50 Random Things About Myself

Hello there! How is everyone’s week been going? TGIF! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you do know what that means, then you are probably around my age. I meant to get a different post up sooner this week, but I was out of town visiting with family for a couple of days. So, I just thought I would do a post listing 50 random facts about myself. I thought it would be a good way for those of you that don’t know me, to get to know me better, and I thought maybe there might be some things that no one knows. Here we go…

  1. I am left-handed.
  2. I live in the southeastern part of Michigan.
  3. Not only do I love all things beauty, I love cats too. I have a cat named Allie.
  4. I am 6 ft. tall.
  5. I have Trypohobia. Google it!
  6. I lived in Las Vegas, NV for 2 years.
  7. I have been in a relationship with my boyfriend for 5 years now.
  8.  I listen to a lot of 90’s music. They don’t seem to make music like they used to.
  9. I hate the heat and am most comfortable in the winter.
  10. My favorite food is grilled cheese.
  11. I feel like I need some form of chocolate at least once a day, everyday.
  12. I love to watch movies in my free time. My favorite movie is 10 Things I Hate About You.
  13. I am double-jointed.
  14. My favorite color is purple.
  15. I would drink a Starbucks Double Shot Vanilla Energy drink every morning if I could.
  16. I am your typical introvert and prefer staying home whenever possible.
  17. I do love shopping, and am so glad that I can do most of it online.
  18. I’m planning on moving to a new apartment very soon!
  19. If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would travel to Ireland, where my ancestors are from.
  20. I have 2 brothers, and am the middle child.
  21. I’m not much of a drinker, but I enjoy a glass of wine every once in a while. My favorite is Pink Moscato.
  22. I love mermaids and have a fascination with them. I even have one of those mermaid blankets.
  23. One of the best feelings in the world is putting on a brand new pair of socks.
  24. Only a couple of people know that I have a “lazy eye.” I can control it though, as weird as that sounds.
  25. I am a huge University of Michigan Football fan. Go blue!
  26. One of my favorite television shows, is the American Horror Story series.
  27. A television show that I’m currently watching is Feud: Bette and Joan. It’s written by Ryan Murphy, the same guy who writes for American Horror Story.
  28. My favorite Disney princess is Ariel, The Little Mermaid.
  29. I am a huge fan of Pusheen the cat.
  30. I was a certified Phlebotomist. I’m not one anymore because of my health issues.
  31. I have chronic illness/pain. I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Sjogrens’ Syndrome, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, and am being monitored for Lupus. Since I’ve shared that, please don’t try to contact me to sell me on some miracle cure…one of my biggest peeves!
  32. Speaking of peeves, I hate when people leave time on the microwave and don’t clear it.
  33. When I was a kid, I was a clogger for a short period of time, which is a form of dance.
  34.  I used to take guitar lessons when I was 14.
  35. I might possibly be going on a road trip this summer with my Mom to Tennessee.
  36. My eyes change from green to blue and vice versa.
  37. The only other country I have been to is Canada.
  38. I wear pajamas a majority of the time. Whenever I am at home, I am in pajamas.
  39. I hate grocery shopping.
  40. I have an interest in photography and love taking pictures.
  41. I love the ocean. I have been to the Atlantic, Pacific, and the Gulf of Mexico.
  42. I also have a fascination with sharks. I get excited for shark week every year. I also got to go to see sharks at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas…Along with watching the mermaid show at The Silverton.
  43. I have big feet and wear a size 11 shoe.
  44. I am planning on doing a spring/summer giveaway. I think I will host it on Instagram, since most people at least have Instagram. Be sure to follow me on IG here. I’d like for it to be international. If anyone can tell me about their experience with that, it would be so helpful! โค
  45. I have a bad habit of biting my nails…
  46. My favorite shade of lipstick to wear is a “pink-nude” shade.
  47. I love to bake and cook when I feel up to it.
  48. I am quiet at first until I get to know someone. I have a weird and sometimes twisted sense of humor.
  49. I hate doing dishes.
  50. As you can tell from my featured image, I am on Snapchat. If you’re on there, let me know so we can add each other. I’m on there all the time!

Well that concludes this post. What are some random things about you? Let me know about it. I hope that you enjoyed reading! Be on the lookout for my next post on the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette! โค

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