Late yesterday afternoon Dave and I left home and headed about 2 hours east, to Grand Rapids, Ohio. We stayed the night at the beautiful Mill House Bed and Breakfast, in the garden room. Seriously, check out how cute this place is!
Our awesome room, which overlooks the gardens and the river!
(Not in the picture: the table in the corner and the little electric fireplace.)
Also a great bathroom, with this cool old door.
Dave and I found this place through my sister. The innkeepers (Ron and Kathy) are parents of one of Jill’s friends from college. Kathy is known for her fantastic scones. Jill called ahead and had Kathy make Dave and I a special birthday treat and leave it in the room!
Chocolate peanut butter chip scones! They’re really soft and fluffy and taste amazing. We’ve already eaten two. Thank you, Jilly!!
Once we checked in we headed across the street to Mama Teresa’s Italian Restaurant. We weren’t sure what to expect, so we had called ahead and made reservations. Um, there were maybe 3 other people in there when we arrived. And it’s a really laid back pizza place, with take out and delivery. More like a local pizza joint than an actual reservation-type restaurant. Whoops. At least we were in jeans and not all dressed up! We ordered a half cheese/half tomato and green pepper pizza and hung out. The pizza was delivered with a candle in the middle, as Dave had mentioned my birthday when he called ahead. They put a hat on my head and sang to me, which was less humiliating than usual given the casual vibe and the few people there.
The pizza though, was really really good!
After dinner we came back to our room and just hung out and read. We thought about watching a movie but decided not to.
To bed by 9:30 – we’re party animals!
We got up this morning and ran an easy couple of miles along the river, now it’s time for the “breakfast” part of the bed and breakfast! Then we’re off to explore downtown. Tomorrow is the birthday half marathon!
Have you ever stayed at a bed and breakfast? This is my first time!