It's difficult for me to wrap my mind around the fact that we, on Monday, will have been on the road for 3 months now, and have traveled close to 6,000 miles. Our view has changed often, which is one of my favorite things about this life style. We are seeing places and things that we only had seen pictures of before.
My sister and her husband moved to Chelsea, MI almost a decade ago now, and this is our first visit. When Elaine was still working full time and we were taking extended motorhome trips this was just too far beyond our range. Well, now there is not much out of our range, and we have the time to wander wherever we wish. This is our third day in Chelsea, and I just cannot get enough of this beautiful countryside! Today, Friday, I took a 10 mile bike ride in a big loop around the local area and every bend in the road was a great view.....lakes, ponds, pasture land......and the temperature was barely over 50 degrees.....the heat and humidity of the Gulf Coast is distant memory now, but wow, what memories we have of that time along the Gulf!
We spent part of the day in Ann Arbor in, and around the University of Michigan, whose presence dominates every corner of this urban setting. The university itself is home to over 60,000 undergraduate and post graduate students....a large town all by itself. Of course, we had to walk around Michigan Stadium, aka "THE BIG HOUSE" where the U of Michigan Wolverines play football every fall. The capacity of this stadium is around 111,000. Also visited one of the coolest hardware stores (Stadium Hardware) I have ever been in.....room after room of hard to find hardware.