It was 75 degrees on Wednesday, March 14th. Here is the first week of April last year:
Master Bliss and I were both in mild funks that morning. I don’t know what my problem was but he knew what his was. I told him I needed to get out and enjoy the warm weather so I was going to piggy back some errand running with going to the lake shore. I asked him if he wanted to come but he declined saying that he had too much work to do on the computer and returning phone calls (he’s been involved in a huge project over the past few weeks…it is finally winding down so they are tying up loose ends). I was bummed but I started getting ready to go. In the shower, where I tend to do my best thinking, I came up with a plan he couldn’t refuse. I suggested he come with me, I could drop him at a coffee-house where he could work (a la Cupcake style–uh, didn’t tell him that) using my laptop and his cell phone while I flitted about looking for my almost impossible to find items. When I was done, we could take a walk along the beach and pier. This time he didn’t hesitate to accept this brilliant invitation. Off to South Haven we went.
I love South Haven. It holds many precious memories for our family because we used to camp there every summer while Belle Fille was growing up. Sunny days spent at the beach, rainy days spent shopping or going to a movie, sunsets and campfires–great stuff! My goal on this day was to visit an antique mall and used bookstore because I am in search of four books for a special purpose. Sadly many of the stores I wanted to visit were closed, either due to it being too early for “the season”–lots of signs read, “see ya’ in April”– or they were just closed on Wednesdays…grrr…including the used bookstore I wanted to hit. However, the antique mall was open and I did find a couple of books there that I may be able to use for a project. After I spent a good long while in the antique mall, I then walked around the quaint little town, snapping pictures while I sighed over many locked doors. It was interesting to be there when it wasn’t in the heart of tourist season. It was very quiet but still beautiful.
This is where I shopped:
I found a couple of wall murals that I thought were pretty. They were especially on the brain because earlier in the day I had read this post by Northern Narratives. I think all towns should boast great wall art:
After I met up with Master Bliss at the coffee-house and got rested up (meaning I had to peel off some of my layers because I got so hot walking outside), we went on over to the beach. South Haven is a pretty cool beach town. One can walk from downtown directly to the beach (South Beach), a parallel walk with the channel, or you can cross the river and go to North Beach. We decided to walk North Beach. Look how pretty it was:
I laugh so hard when Rockefeller runs, full throttle…this picture doesn’t do the action justice.
Such a great day! And to be out in the warm sunshine–to be at the beach in March!–was just glorious. The warm weather is holding–today was in the 80s. Trees are budding and flowers are blooming. While it is all lovely, it is still so not right. I have this great foreboding that we will be paying for this incredible tease.
Are you having an early Spring too? Are you happy about it or would you rather have the seasons stay on course?