Welcome to my vacation! Glad you're coming along with us!
After a great previous evening send-off from Don, Michelle and Ziggy, we saddled up and left Columbus at oh-dark-thirty (okay, 7:20am, but that's 6:20am to me...), and began the trek up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Which is about 8 hours away.
My thoughts exactly, Zoe...
While this isn't normally a fun-filled drive, it's even less so when, well, it's raining.
And it rained.
We did have a few breaks in the weather, and nearly lucked out the entire we stopped at our favorite "we're almost there, right?!" destination, Uncle John's Cider Mill....
Honey crisp apples, cider and cheese curds purchased: check.
Grilled cheese sandwiches and creamy tomato soup for lunch: double check!
And we're back on the road...and into more rain...
"I think that's a bridge up there..."
We crossed "Big Mac", we found our hotel, and then we meandered down the road to the Pere Marquette memorial park, and a great view of Big Mac - without rain for 20 minutes!
After that, we drove through St. Ignace, hit on some genius pasties for dinner, and here we are!
(Zoe's already retired for the night. I think I even hear snoring. Traveling is tiring, yo.)
Me...I'm thinking a dip in the pool, some Kindling, and sleep for as long as I want. Know why?
Because I'm on vacation! In the U.P! My favorite place! Sweet!
We're off on more adventures tomorrow - pray for no rain, and see you tomorrow!