From the moment we landed in Detroit, Michigan, USA, on the 26th of June to the day before we left America on the 21st of August, we were on the go. We managed to put the miles on the Jeep, that’s 9,032 miles worth of pure fun. Our summer vacation affirmed our love of travel and our vagabond ways.
Destinations and touch points – Detroit, MI to The Thumb of Michigan, to Peru, Indiana, all in the same day. In case you’re wondering, it was a 13 hour flight, 2.5 hours from Detroit to The Thumb of Michigan and 5.5 hours from The Thumb to Peru, IN. It’s not a wonder we didn’t snore the paint off the ceiling when we finally hit the sack around 9:30 pm! Or at least I don’t think we did. I’ll be the first to admit that I woke up with matted hair and dry drool all over one cheek. Oh my.
Of course the trip was not without its mishaps starting with the car rental place. Would you believe that there are some car rental establishments that DO NOT take cash or accept debit cards? Yes, that’s right, they would not accept our cash. Since we are a family that has NO CREDIT CARDS this was a real issue for us. Luckily we managed to find an auto rental in the area, good Ole Budget auto rental. Our attitude was probably one that lacked a bit of grace. Ok, let’s be honest, our attitude sucked and lacked plenty of grace. Our only poor excuse was exhaustion from a 13 hour plane trip and the fact that we had to lug 3 suitcases, 3 overnight bags, 2 book bags, and a computer bag around to find a rental car place. Thank goodness I had the good sense to pack light for this trip.
Traveling weather to Maine, well I guess it wasn’t so bad. There were plenty of times where the lines on the street were not visible from the rain. We had the occasional gust of wind that would rock our Jeep and some of the darkest scariest clouds that were full of promise. Of course none of that mattered as we were on the way to the beautiful state of Maine for some good ole sailing fun & education.
More to come…..