Note to self:
When going on a road trip to Michigan from Maine, knowing that the route will go through Canada, please remember to bring your passport with you next time.
Because we all know that the very best part of a road trip is the beginning: the excitement of leaving home, cooler packed with spritzers and snacks for the road, podcasts downloaded and ready to be listened to, the road opening up before you, the anticipation of the upcoming days off. The middle and end parts of the road trip you tend to find yourself “in the driving zone” (middle) and then “ready to be done” (end). But the beginning? That’s magic. And nothing kills the magic faster than having to turn around and go home an hour into the trip. You get ONE shot to set the proper road trip vibe – it is a precious moment that fades all too quickly into the monotonous grind that it actually is. And I ruined it by forgetting my passport. Son of a….!!
After a grueling twenty hours on the road, we made it to Exit 222 – St. Helen, Michigan – the cottage!
We were only able to spend a day and a half up at the cottage with Pete and Ryan, but we had a fabulous time nonetheless.
It was a whirlwind of a trip home, as usual, but, as always, so worth it. While we aren’t in love with Maine, it is nice to be a day’s (albeit long) drive from home. Because it’s always good to be home again.
A big huge special thanks to Grams and Mom for throwing me the bestest shower for Baby Cub! Love you both so much!!!