Well, it has been a busy summer with many activities always on the horizon. For us, that means discovering a new restaurant or store that we truly enjoy. This past week, I found a new favorite restaurant but a not so good activity. And the journey begins…
Wednesday, we (meaning me, my mother in law, husband, and daughter) set off for a morning of fun at the Double JJ Resort in Rothbury. The goal was to have fun at the water park and tire the little out. Scouring their website, the water park looked clean, kid friendly, and overall perfect for our outing. Per their website, I was disappointed the cost was $25/adult although free for my 2 year old. I also discovered that there was a $20 deposit fee on a locker (which was returned to you when you returned the key) but a $6 cost to rent it. Oh well, sometimes you have to spend the money to have some fun, right?
We walked in about 10 minutes after the park opened and found out at the front desk that 2 of the park features were being repaired and not operational. Not to mention all of the adult hot tubs were not working either. Um, ok. They did knock $5 off each ticket, but my disappointment truly came when one of the closed features was one for kids. I knew my daughter wouldn’t care and would have fun anyway, but I wanted her to experience all the fun she could. Ugh…
We were able to get a life jacket for my daughter at the desk, and that was convenient. Because it was early and the middle of a work week, there were only 10 people in the park, which was nice. I was however shocked at the noise. The pumps and motors that run some of the bigger slides sounded like music from a slasher movie in surround sound. It was really hard to have a conversation over the noise. I also saw that on one side there was a small store that sold food and drinks that were allowed to be consumed on a patio in the park. I was joyful knowing I would not have to redress and climb the three flights of stairs to find something to consume. Wrong. It wasn’t even open and there were no “consumables” in it.
We stayed roughly 2 hours and by that time were were famished and in need of FOOD. We all were not overly impressed, thus deciding to call it a day and find a McDonald’s. I would say that the staff were friendly and professional, the park itself was clean and the water warm, but I wasn’t impressed knowing many of the features were out of service. I would have to cap this at a 2.5/5 stars. Save your money for something else.
Saturday arrived and the hubby and I planned a date day. We decided to take a friend’s advice and check out Lucky Tea in Grand Haven where it is said that the sushi is AMAZING.
Oh, it was!
We arrived about 1pm and there were 10 people dining in and 6 came in for take out. The menu is huge with so many options to choose from. If going there with a group and someone in not a sushi fan, there are more traditional items such as wraps to choose from.
Our waitress was kind, very attentive, and checked on us regularly. Our wait time on our meal was a bit long, but as you sit there, you are able to watch the sushi chefs make the rolls you order right in front of you. It was clean and cheerful, very simply decorated. I chose a lobster roll and a crab roll; my husband chose squid and eel. Oye.
It was a great meal, gorgeous presentation, and the wasabi was a bit spicier than I have had from other restaurants. As for price, it was cheaper than if we would have gone to a chain restaurant like Logan’s. They also have specials on certain rolls during lunch and dinner. I would gladly give Lucky Tea 4.7/5 stars. I say this because the only flaw I could find was I wish the glasses for our drinks were bigger.
Until the next adventure!