On a spur of the moment decision, we booked a hotel for one night in Michigan City, Indiana so we could go blueberry picking this past weekend. We’ve often gone apple picking so we wanted to try something different. Luckily Michigan City is a little less than 90 minutes away so we can get there super quick.
We left Saturday night and ate dinner at Trattoria Tonelli, which is the same place we ate last year when we went to Michigan City for our 1 year anniversary. It is a cute little Italian restaurant that is pretty new to Michigan City and looks like a place you’d find in Chicago. We shared a bottle or rosé and for dinner I had the lasagna while Dan had a black truffle pasta dish. Both were exquisitely wonderful! Properly stuffed, we decided to take a walk along the beach and ended up with the perfect timing because the sun was setting along the shoreline. There is also a cute little lighthouse so we strolled along the pier.
If I’m being completely honest, I was also checking Pokémon GO and I caught an Abra, which I was pretty excited about! Anyone else playing? After our walk we wanted to hit up Shoreline Brewery where we each enjoyed one beer before calling it a night because we were both full and tired from the day. I worked all day and Dan had gone to Starved Rock for some hiking with his coworkers.
On Sunday we wanted to get out and go blueberry picking first thing, except it started down pouring right when we got to the blueberry farm. So instead we went and saw a movie for the first time in what felt like forever. We saw the hilariously terrible Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. Luckily when the movie was over it had cleared up so we grabbed lunch along the canal at Bridges Waterside Grill. Dan had a salmon burger and I had some clam strips which were pretty delicious. Then we finally went blueberry picking! We went to Billy Boys Blueberry Farm and filled up a bucket with almost 5 pounds of blueberries!
Since we are big fans of craft beer, we hit up another, much smaller brewery called Burn ‘Em Brewery. We shared a flight of some absolutely delicious beers including a nitro milk stout, a blueberry ale, and a pilsner that was brewed with spruce tree leaves. Since we couldn’t try their espresso beer there we bought it in a bomber to take home. As if we hadn’t had enough to eat already that day, including all the blueberries we “sampled” while picking, we stopped to get some homemade ice cream at Cabo’s Ice Cream Shop. We didn’t realize until afterward that it was National Ice Cream Day. It’s a great town to check out for a weekend if you live nearby!