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Frankenmuth, Michigan
December 1 & 2, 2015

 

The weather sure cooperated with us for our 3rd annual trip to Frankenmuth, Michigan.  Upon our arrival, our first stop was at Zehnder's Bakery for a demonstration of how their Butterhorns are made.  A little brown mystery bag was waiting for each of us.

Inside each bag were 3 butterhorns, vanilla icing, and chopped nuts for us to adorn the butterhorns and enjoy.

Our next stop was Zeillinger Wool Co. where they process fibers from sheep, mohair, and fibers of all sorts that people send to them to be processed - even dog hair!

The raw product is first received in this portion of the factory to be cleaned and processed.

Items in their gift shop for purchase.

After we dropped our luggage at Zehnder's Splash Village, got our room keys, and freshened up a bit, we headed to Zehnder's Restaurant for a great chicken dinner and a show.

Let's see if I can remember everything that was served family style - white bread, fruit bread, preserves, cole slaw, cottage cheese, cranberry relish, chicken, Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes & gravy, noodles, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and I'm sure I'm leaving something out.

And cheesecake for dessert.

After the tables were cleared, it was time for The Marlins, featuring 4 brothers playing everything from 40's to 70's music, patriotic songs, and Christmas songs.

We even got a Tiptoe Through The Tulips with "Tiny Tim".

Before retiring for the night, some of our passengers walked over to Bronner's, which was right next door to our hotel, to get an evening stroll through their lighted pathways.  A huge thank you to Judy & Jim for sharing these pictures.

And Judy gave one of the penguins a good-night kiss.

We then had an exceptional breakfast at the hotel in the morning before heading next door to Bronner's.

Our bags were loaded onto the bus for us before heading over to Bronner's.  Some chose to walk over and get some outdoor pictures prior to their 9:00 AM opening.

 

Diane & Marianne posed for their "Take Me Along" picture to submit to Senior Life.

There's nothing like the atmosphere in Bronner's to get you in the Christmas Spirit!

We then headed downtown Frankenmuth for a bit of shopping in their quaint shops and for those to grab some lunch.

An interesting bus parked in the parking lot at the Visitor's Center.

It was time to head for home.  I'm very sorry that I did not get a picture of the luggage area under the bus.  We were filled to the brim and even had an outdoor camel coming home with us.  Here he is sitting in the Nativity Scene in Bill & Sue's front yard.