Tuesday, August 5, 2014

2500 miles {Michigan Part I}

We're home! I can officially check road trip off my bucket list. Road trips always seem so romantic...nothing but the wide open road in front of you...snuggled close with the ones you love. I guess it was a little like that until our arms fell asleep from being squished in the back seat. My sisters and I decided a couple of months ago to caravan out to Michigan for our cousin's wedding and my little nephew's Christening...it would be a busy few days there, but we were ready for our jam packed weekend.  We packed the cars full, charged up the iPod with all of my husband and brother-in-laws favorite songs (Mama Mia, Frozen, and other amazing road trip sing alongs) and hit the road at the beautiful time of 4:30 in the morning.
 Indiana...home of The Christmas Story :)
It was nice having four adults in the car to switch off driving through endless corn fields.  Although, I have to admit, the midwest is quite beautiful with its rolling hills and is much greener than I thought it would be.  We stopped every couple of hours to let the little ones run around and to figure out where our next stop on the map would be. 
This was the moment that we broke out the Frank Sinatra :)
Once we got into Michigan the names of cities where familiar once more.  My mom was born and raised in Michigan and my parents met and fell in love in Kalamazoo while attending Western Michigan University. This was my first time back since I was in high school.
It took us two very long days, through six states, and only one meltdown from Everdeen, but we made it safe and sound. My sister's in-laws hosted all of us and our families in their cozy home.  It was so nice to get to spend a few days with my two sisters being well fed and well taken care of :)


  1. I had the best time! so glad I got to share this trip with you all :)

  2. Loved seeing the pictures along the way. Sorry I missed all that!

  3. Ahhhhh! You were SO close! Next time you plan a Michigan trip with more than a few days to spare, be sure to swing by for a visit! :)

  4. Hahah pure michigan! I go to Mich at least once a year and so far this year I have not!