Look Out World, It’s Impromptu Kathryn

One thing I’ve realized about myself over the past few months is that being spontaneous is not my strongest suit. However, spontaneous moments also tend to be the times that I make some of my greatest memories and have a lot of fun. Take, for example, my cliff jumping adventure this summer:

Cliff Jumping
One of the coolest things I’ve ever done!
First Jump
After my first jump with my friends Alexis and Grace!

Cliff jumping is one of my favorite things I have ever done, and I almost didn’t go! I’m so glad that a few of my friends were able to talk me into it and get me to do something out of the ordinary that day.

Last weekend, my friend Lucpup and I took another spontaneous adventure, but this time it was pretty different than my cliff jumping…

We went to Golden Corral.

Around 11:30 on Saturday morning, Lucpup revealed to me that Golden Corral is her favorite restaurant. Of course, I asked her where the closest one to Holland was, and to my shock, she didn’t know! Naturally, I looked it up right away and found that the nearest one was about 45 minutes away, just outside Grand Rapids in a town called Walker.

There was no hesitation. We knew we were going.

I had never been to Golden Corral before, so as we were walking to my car, Lucpup told me, “It’s really not even that good, but that’s what makes it good.” This ambiguous statement captured my attention, mostly because I was about to drive an hour and a half total for a restaurant that isn’t even good, but it was an adventure, so I didn’t really mind.

Stuck in traffic
We got stuck in traffic on our way to Golden Corral. Maybe everyone else was on their way there, too!

We got to Golden Corral, and Lucpup was very excited. I quickly discovered that they served something called “corn soufflé” and my enthusiasm immediately rose as well. I even drank Dr. Pepper, my beverage of choice, for the occasion.

Golden Corral
Wow, thanks for the memories, Golden Corral!

Lucpup and I had such a fun day on our Golden Corral expedition. I am thankful for her friendship, her love of buffet mac and cheese, and her laughter while I freak out about traffic that isn’t even that bad.

Want to know what other exciting journeys I take (I’m going to Chicago and Indianapolis this weekend!)? Keep up with me on Twitter (@hopekathryn17), Instagram (@kathrynekrieger), or email me at kathryn.krieger@hope.edu! Thank you for reading!


“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Published by Kathryn Krieger

I'm a Hope junior from Princeton, Illinois, majoring in Ethics, Culture, and Social Witness with a music minor. I am a follower of Christ and I am involved in Chapel Worship Team at Hope. Previously, I have been involved in Chapel Choir, Black River WyldLife, Res Life, Dance Marathon, a small women's Bible study, College Chorus, Women's Chamber Choir, and Collegium Musicum. I also currently help lead music at Pillar Church! I also love pork chop sandwiches, music of all kinds, The Office, and my wonderful friends and family! Contact me at kathryn.krieger@hope.edu, @kathrynekrieger on Instagram, or @hopekathryn17 on Twitter!

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