This morning we woke up at the TA truck stop just outside Ann Arbor, Michigan. Believe it or not, Ricky slept in till about 8:30am! Maybe because he knew we had a pretty chill day ahead of us, his adrenaline wasn’t juicing through his veins like cocaine. I started the day with one of those luxurious $12 showers Ricky was talking about. They really are pretty awesome, and that’s coming from a girl who THOROUGHLY enjoys a 40 minute shower each morning. This shower was better than some hotels I’ve been to. Loved it, looking forward to more of those along the way. After getting ready and taking care of some internet biz, we headed north. The speed limit in Michigan is 70 with a minimum of 55, and people cruise up here! Ricky is diggin on that big time. Very efficient time-wise, great job Michigan. Our destination = Hell. There is an actual town in Michigan called Hell, and it makes for a pretty popular road side attraction. There’s a little spot with lots of “Welcome to Hell” signs, a gift shop, a mini golf course, and some photo ops. Best part of this stop was the ice cream shop- It had a sundae station that was set up in a coffin that, at one time in the late 1800s, cased a dead body. After we did our tourist thing in Hell, we found a local Walmart and took care of some basic necessities- we were in dire need of new front tires for the van, so we got that taken care of without putting too much of a dent in our wallet. We picked up some groceries and supplies before driving all the way across the state to Lake Michigan. We decided to find a relaxing activity for the night and ended up seeing two movies at a Drive-in. Drive-ins are so much fun. We saw “Colombiana”, which was torturous to watch, and “30 Minutes or Less” which was below my level of expectation given the cast, but I still got some cheap laughs out of it. (Side note- I HIGHLY recommend the movie we saw in Ann Arbor, “Another Earth”. AWESOME movie). I’m so glad we still have time to see movies on the trip. After long days of exploring unfamiliar places, it makes you feel like you’re at home just hangin out in your living room. It was pretty late by the time the drive-in was over and we were both really tired. We found a close and easy spot for overnight parking- Walmart. Did you know they let trucks and RVs stay in their lots overnight free of charge and/or harassment? Pretty nice of them.. Walmart really came through for us today.
Next stop: ehhh… we’ll see.