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Hasse Hotel ’09 July 7, 2009

Filed under: holidays schmolidays — Lauren Fulmer @ 9:56 am

Outside of Thanksgiving, Christmas, Lollapalooza weekend, and all of my birthdays pre-age 22…. I think Fourth of July has become my favorite holiday!

 

Every year a giant group of my friends heads to Grand Rapids, MI for a long weekend to stay at what we like to call “Hasse Hotel”. My sweet friend Katie Hasse’s parents live on the Thornapple River and graciously host us every year for the fourth. It’s pretty much Disneyland for twenty-somethings.

 

Here are some pics from the weekend!

 

After our annual float trip in Big Rapids Friday afternoon, we checked into our home for the weekend. The evening consisted of night-boating, fireworks, hot-tubbing, and long convos on the deck.

The Hasse Hotel

The Hasse Hotel

night boating

night boating

fireworks on the river

fireworks on the river

 

Saturday was a little overcast but we made the most of it and kinda chilled during the day. That night after grilling out, we hauled the ping-pong table out to the patio for a Guys vs. Gals flip-cup tournament. Good times!

 

The Gals

The Gals

The Dudes

The Dudes

 

 

winners.

winners.

losers.

losers.

 

Saturday night after the girls team dominated the tournament, Katie’s dad- the infamous Art Hasse- put on the traditional fireworks show for us. In an effort to creatively cheer him on this year, we started chanting: “Who let the dogs out?!… ART. ART. ART. ART. ARTTTT!”  Now,  I don’t think Art’s a fan of the Baja Men, but we all found it quite entertaining.

 

Sunday, we had flawless weather and certainly made the most of it!

Thornapple River 2009 013

Hangin on the dock and Michael Jackson tribute dances

rhythmic dock-jumping

rhythmic dock-jumping

Thornapple River 2009 014

stuffing our faces

Thornapple River 2009 016

water sportzzz

competitive tubing: me vs. Mrazek

competitive tubing: me vs. Mrazek

until next year...

until next year...

 

I love that I have this awesome tradition with my Chicago friends… it’s great to have something so special to look forward to each summer. This particular trip always manages to restore us, de-stress us, and mostly just remind us of what great blessings we have in each other!

 

Cheers,

LPF

 

Song-of-the-day (Gals- this one’s for you): \”Do It For You\” by Ballas Hough Band

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One Response to “Hasse Hotel ’09”

  1. michelle Says:

    Wow…sounds like a great trip! Glad to see you rocked the wakeboard again! Did they play “Sex on Fire” for you? Haha!


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