This is the second part of the Michigan trip, part one you can read here.
After a very busy day of exploring Michigan, we decided to head down town in the search of dinner and see the river. Lucky for us, the Rib Festival was on so we got to do both of those things and much more!
As you can see, I am getting so much use out of my crocs and my feet have never been more comfortable… Though I’m not sure the brown calf approves.
I had the barbecue pulled chicken with peach beans and coleslaw, even writing this now I wish I could eat it again. We hung around for a while watching the live music and checking out the stalls, but after such a long day we were exhausted, so headed back for an early night.
The next day we toured a long the thumb of Michigan. Whenever we stopped for a walk and were always met with amazing scenic views and gorgeous blue water. If only we had remembered our swimming costumes!
Port Austin was definitely my favourite stop… Although that may or may not of been due to the incredible ice cream shop we found there that served dairy free. When I asked for two scoops I was expecting two scoops. Instead I was presented with a litre of ice cream crammed into a cone and could not of been more pleased. We sat outside with our ice creams watching car after car, pull over after spying our gigantic cones.
I devoured every last crumb and yes I did feel a bit sick ha ha!
On our last day we headed back to Canada via Hell.
I’ve always thought Hell would be the most horrible place you could imagine but honestly, Hell was a lovely place.
We then stopped at the Michigan War Dog Memorial Park which you can read about here.
Finally we travelled through Ann Arbour for some lunch and a wander around, where I found and purchased this really cute T-shirt.
Notice anything odd about it?
Anything at all?
Not the extra long leg and extra hoof sticking out of the other leg? This made me laugh so much when I realised (about a week later) and now I love the shirt even more.
Something I found very amusing being in Michigan, is what a novelty our accents are to the locals. We stopped in a McDonald’s drive through and after a few times of getting Mitch to repeat the order, the guy on the speaker giggled and said “no offence… But are you like from the UK or something?!” we laughed and he told us he hoped we were enjoying our time and to enjoy the rest of our stay, which honestly made our day.
Already we are looking forward to our next trip to Michigan, where we’ll be visiting the infamous Raven Café and the Anatomy museum (getting into the spooky season), so keep an eye out for it!