What a wonderful tradition your family has of getting together for Thursday morning breakfast. I love that idea a lot. Of course it wouldn't work for me where I live but if I lived closer to relatives I'd promote this idea ;-) I'm glad you were able to get to Michigan to see fall colours before the snow flew. You got to experience 2 things you don't get much of in Florida. That Frankenmuth sounds like my kind of place to visit. Maybe one day. Have more fun visiting family.
I was at Frankenmuth as a kid! That brought back memories. I'm glad you're enjoying your stay.