Monday, August 21, 2017

Big Cedar Lodge Vacation [Part One]: A Show And The Best Brunch Ever!

Hello lovelies! 

I hope you all are having a wonderful Monday! I'm sitting here this morning in my bed and enjoying a delicious cup of coffee that my husband surprised me with after his workout. He's so funny y'all... He doesn't drink coffee AT ALL (he can't stand the taste) but he keeps a note in his phone of all the different drinks I like so he doesn't forget the names of them, incase he wants to surprise me with one every now and then! LOL. #husbandgoals

Anywhooo, I thought I'd go ahead and and put up "smaller recaps" throughout the week so I don't have one MAJORLY long blog post at the end of our trip. I'm taking so many pictures, I figured it would be better to split it up. So here's to the last few days:

Saturday we woke up and I headed to see my girl, Susie! I had a sugaring appointment and Tyler had a few things to get done as well before we headed out for vacation. We started packing up the car around noon and oh my goodness y'all, it was interesting. Ha! We wanted to take the convertible on this trip so we could ride with the top down at night... However, the trunk is SO small and there's no back seat in this car. Let's just say, it was pretty interesting (and funny) getting everything packed in there. *I'll insert a picture below*
Annnnd just like that, we were on our way! :) 
When we arrived, we checked in to Big Cedar Lodge, freshened up and then headed to get something to EAT. We were both starving so we decided to hit up a little pizza joint we found called, "Mr. G's Chicago Pizza & Pub". 
The food was actually SUPER tasty... Neither one of us are huge pizza eaters but it was definitely enjoyable! It was a super cool atmosphere as well. The first half of the time we were sitting there, they were playing country music (which we all I know I love) but then the last half of the time we were eating, the music switched over to early 2000's music. 
(Bacon Chicken Ranch Pizza and Toasted Ravioli was what we had to eat! So good!)

After we ate dinner, we had an hour to waste before we headed to see our show. We decided to walk around a few shops and of course I found some super cute items that "spoke" to me! Ha! 

We got tickets to see "Moses" at the Sight and Sound Theatre... Apparently this was the last show before the theatre takes a 2 month break so I'm glad we got to check it out! I'll be honest-- I've seen "Joseph" and "Jonah" and I thought those two shows were AMAZING! Although "Moses" wasn't bad by any means, I feel like it wasn't as good as the other two. (It was honestly the first half that was kind of slow... The second half was SUPER good!) Either way, we enjoyed it and I can't WAIT to see "Samson" when that show begins! <3

Once the show was done, Tyler and I were both craving something sweet! Maybe this is just something WE do, but we always have dessert every night of vacation! It's kind of become a tradition... We always look forward to it! ;) We wound up going to "Cakes-n-Cream" and shared the 'Cakes and Cream Supreme'. It was SO delicious, I kind of want it again! Ha!

Sunday morning, we had reservations for brunch at "Osage Restaurant" at 10AM. We got out of the bed and headed that way. If you know me at all, you know I am a sucker for a good brunch so I was super excited to check this place out. HOLY COW! We arrived and not only was the place super gorgeous, but the food was so delicious! We didn't realize it was a buffet until we walked in and y'all, I can't explain to you how much food there was. I tried to take as many pictures as possible so let's get started: (I'll try to put captions under each one!)
The restaurant is located on a beautiful golf course... The first two pictures in this collage is the view that we saw as we walked to the restaurant. Once we arrived, you can see the outside patio (which is where we wound up sitting) and then the front door to go inside!
Ok, so when we first walked in... We saw tables and tables of pastries, desserts and a GIANT cheese  and fruit board. (Top left corner picture) I was in heaven!
Our waiter took us back outside to the patio area and THESE two pictures were our view for the morning! It was so beautiful and there was a perfect breeze.
This was round 1 and 2 for us! Haha! They had the best waffles and french toast...
For those of you who saw my 30 before 30 bucket list, you know that eating an oyster was one of the things on it. WELL, I did it! They had an area where they had fresh shrimp and oysters available so I asked the man if I could have ONE oyster-- and to make it the smallest one he had. He looked at me like I was crazy! Haha! (It was disgusting, btw!)

When we got back to the room, we were both SO FULL from brunch that we took the longest nap ever! When we woke up, we decided to hit the Big Cedar gym for a quick workout! 
This is literally once of the nicest gyms ever! Tyler LOVES it... I honestly think it's one of his favorite parts about this place! The bottom right picture is the view that we have while working out.
You know we gotta get those selfies in there! ;) 

After the workout, we headed to the pool and chilled for a bit. I felt like reading so I brought a book with me... Again, there was such a nice breeze and it was the perfect time of night to be outside! When we got done, we headed to the Buzzard Bar and shared some chicken wings and sliders... Super delish! 

Anyways, I think that's going to be all for now! I hope you all have a fantastic week! 

Love always,

"Vacation calories don't count!"


  1. Wowwww, these food pics are mind blowing and the views are beautiful! You're totally right that vacation calories don't count, I'm going to be chanting that to myself when I head out to Colorado next month.

    1. Yessss girl! Calories never count on vacation... Treat yourself! ;) We plan on going to Colorado next year... I hope you have a GREAT time!