A Trip to Stella’s Lounge

One of the last weekend’s of May, the boyfriend came to Michigan for a long weekend. It was my grandma’s 80th birthday party and my entire family was getting together to be with her. We had some extra time and I wanted to show D a little bit more of Michigan as he hasn’t seen too much. So we decided to go out to Grand Rapids for a night. A good friend of mine from college lives out there, so we met him and his girlfriend at a place called Stella’s Lounge.

I did some research before heading out to Grand Rapids and saw that Stella’s Lounge has been voted the best burger in Michigan. As I am a sucker for burgers and french fries, I knew we had to go here.

By the time D and I had gotten there, we had already drank a lot of beer (for him) and cider (for me). And we were starving. We ordered as soon as we could, and devoured our food. Although, I wanted to eat the entire burger, it was so big and the cider filled me up so much that I couldn’t actually eat it all. And then D went to the bathroom and put his napkin on his plate (which I thought was the sign for ‘I’m finished’) and I told the waiter he could take it away. Apparently he wasn’t done….. Oops!

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But just look at this ginormous burger. It’s no wonder I couldn’t eat it all. But it was amazing. Even though I was decently drunk and probably would have eaten anything at this point, it was delicious. And I miss it terribly. Yes I am allowed to feel these things about food. Whatever.

Anyone ever been here? Comment below and let me know how you felt about these burgers. I’m interested in sober thoughts as well!

 

Much Love

xxx

List of Places I’ve Been

Day 29 – 31 Day Blog Challenge

For Day 29, I am supposed to write about where I have travelled. As I have written many detailed posts about my most recent travels, I’m just going to list some places, and include some great pictures. Sound good?

K great. Thanks.

North America:

  1. Michigan (I live here lolz)
  2. Ohio
  3. Indiana
  4. Illinois
  5. Missouri
  6. Kentucky
  7. Tennessee
  8. Georgia
  9. North Carolina
  10. South Carolina
  11. Florida
  12. Minnesota
  13. New York
  14. Puerto Rico
  15. Canada

Caribbean/Mexico:

  1. Cozumel
  2. Haiti
  3. Jamaica
  4. Grand Cayman

Europe

  1. United Kingdom
  2. Netherlands

 

Ok this list actually isn’t so bad. I used to think that I’ve never really been anywhere and that’s definitely a lie. I have been to places. I haven’t really seen places. I’ve driven through or flown through most of the states on this list. And I really want to visit more countries. And my boyfriend really wants to do a road trip through some of the states in the U.S. at some point.

This was actually fun. I’m going to keep updating it every year. I feel much more accomplished! Please see below for some pictures of all of these places!

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Any countries or places you think I absolutely must go to? Comment below!

 

Much Love

xxx

Break Out!

There’s a new cultural phenomenon, if you have yet to take notice. And that is called Escape Rooms. It is where people sign up and pay to get themselves locked in a room and given an hour to get out by finding clues in said room.

Sounds fun, eh?

I’ve seen a lot of these on the interweb and they always seemed relatively interesting. My parents decided to book a room for my entire family and I finally felt like I was getting my chance to prove myself. There were about 12 of us to enter a room together.

They have you hang out in a staging area where everyone has to read a piece of very nicely laminated paper to understand the story line. Then you have to sign a waiver, in case one of your own turn on you? I don’t know. Once it is confirmed that your entire party is there, they play you the video that gets you in the right mindset and tells you what you need to find to get out of the room. They take you to the room, lock you in, and the time on the clock begins to count down.

Now I don’t want to give too much away because I hate when those people ruin it for the others who like to be surprised. But essentially you all have to work together. The entire room is informative in one way or another. It takes awhile to get the hang of it, but once you do, it seems to flow through rather quickly. The staff had set up cameras throughout the room so they can watch you unravel the clues. That’s also a comfort if there is an emergency, you know they could open the door if needed.

We were able to break out with 1 minute and 23 seconds left, which apparently is the average time. Only 8% of the groups do manage to break out, so we were very proud of ourselves.

Afterwards, we went to Buffalo Wild Wings to drink beer and eat some wings. Not sure if you can get any more American than that – LOL.

It was a lot of fun. I would suggest you try it if you’re interested. It’s not scary nor does it leave you feeling claustrophobic, because in all honesty, they can open the door if absolutely necessary. My cousin was pregnant during this and they even told us they’d open the door if she had to go to the bathroom.

One tip I would give to someone trying this for the first time is to make sure you come ready to think. These aren’t the easiest clues. You do have to think, and it’s best if you can work together. Make sure you are committing everything to memory. And do not get a drink before the escape, just afterwards. To celebrate.

Good luck!!

Have you tried an escape room? Were you able to escape? With how many minutes left? Comment below or write me on Twitter -@knackeredchaos!

 

Much Love

xxx