After several stressful months, this trip was exactly what we needed to get us through the rest of the year. Honestly, going into the road trip I was a little bummed that we couldn’t do something a little more “exciting” since this is Christopher’s only real vacation until the end of intern year in June, but everything turned out so much better than I expected. I easily fell in love with the Midwest. Chris and I were constantly talking about how great it would be to live in this area (minus the winters!)
We crammed as much as we could into each day, but there was so much more we could have done. One of the things that surprised me was how good the food was—Chris keeps “joking” about driving the three hours back to Grand Haven just so we can eat.
Skyler was such a trooper. She loved all the hiking we did. Those little corgi legs were trucking all over the place. The hardest part of hiking with Sky is people constantly stop us to ask about her. Don’t get me wrong—I love talking about her, but when you are on a five-mile hike, sometimes all you want to do is get to your destination.
Even though we mostly stayed on the Lake Michigan Circle Tour route, we made detours so we could see three Great Lakes on this trip—Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, and Lake Superior. We have had people from the Midwest tell us they don’t have to visit an ocean because they have everything they need at the lake, and I can see the appeal. The water, especially at Lake Superior, is so clear and beautiful, and you don’t have to deal with it being salty.
I am so excited to share our trip with y’all. I hope it inspires you to give Michigan and Wisconsin a try.