One of my favorite things to do in life is explore. There is a certain rush that I feel when my husband and I jump into our old vintage hot rod and take to the road together. Not knowing exactly where we are going, but just out there to enjoy the ride. It’s perfect.
Last weekend, for our ninth wedding anniversary and because the weather was finally perfect for cruising, we headed out for our first adventure of the year together. Just him and I.
Port Huron was the perfect little lakeside city that hadn’t yet been spoiled by corporate America. The main drag looks probably similar to what it did many years ago; full of charm.
You could easily spend your entire day strolling down the clean and kept sidewalks, perusing the various stores mom and pop stores (including an antique store which would blow your mind), but Port Huron has many other things to offer (and apparently all of the stores close at 5 pm, even on a Saturday).
So, after getting my shopping bug out (and quite frankly running out of “stores open” time), I headed over to see the water and the big ships that pass through the harbor. It was serene. As I walked along the harbor, the cool fresh breeze from the lake brushed against me. The views along the lake were spectacular too, especially this really cool wooden something. If anyone knows what this is, please do share. 🙂
Once my legs were tired from walking, we decided to head just down the street to a well recommended location for dinner; the Quay Street Brewery.
The atmosphere was superb. We sat downstairs on the terrace and we could watch the boats pass us by as we contently drank our artesian beer sampler and listened to a fabulous live band play. The food was also great. If you want my recommendation, order the pretzels with the beer mustard sauce. Mmm..
I really could have stayed there all night, but we wanted to venture on and see what else this interesting city held.
After finishing our dinner and drinks we
stumbled walked around the grounds surrounding the restaurant to simply enjoy the fresh night air. Just outside the brewery we were delighted to find a life sized chess game. Adorable! I really wanted to play a match, but there were several other couples already waiting patiently for their turns. We decided to keep on walking.
After strolling through a few alleys (normally I wouldn’t recommend this) we found some sweet vintage buildings and spectacular views. I just couldn’t put my camera down. I loved the colors, the fun and the rustic appeal of this quaint little downtown area.