Saturday, April 28, 2012

3 Months

 Our little slice of heaven

Elliott's garage

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!

My sister's home, just down the hill from where we are parked

On a hike with my sister Jill near her home

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 after room of hard to find hardware.


A funky old aluminum trailer living its second life as a drive through coffee place!

After lunch at a local bagel place (Barry Bagel's) we headed home.  I had some work to do, and Elaine went into town with Jill to her gym for some exercise.....this is when I took my aforementioned bike ride.  We shared another amazing meal prepared by my sister with she and Elliott, her husband.  Elliott, by the way, has been restoring cars for as long as I have known him.  His current project, which took him 11 years to faithfully restore, is a 1937 Cord Supercharged Westchester  flatback, which is currently listed on Ebay .  His garage, which is the barn you can see in the picture at this top of this blog post.

Inside the garage...

Who knows what adventures await us tomorrow?  Tune in and find out!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Sounds awesome! We'll make it to Ann Arbor some day to see my cousin who is a strength coach for the University of Michigan football team. Love reading your posts...and travel safe!

  2. The Wolverines have always been a favorite college team, even when they were playing against USC in the Rose Bowl. Ann Arbor is a great town.