Long Weekend in Escondido California

We launched our California Desert Vacation with a long weekend in Escondido, California. We arrived with a list of area attractions including museums, wine, a zoo, and a few breweries. As we checked them off the list, we found a few surprises.

Tall Ship Manitou
Michigan Vintage Volkswagen Festival 2021 - Beetle
West Michigan Beer Tour 2021
Mini Winter Beer Run 2021

Mini Winter Beer Run 2021

Northern Michigan Fall Color Tour Itinerary

TRAVEL

2017 UP Winter Vacation

2017 UP Winter Vacation

Eating large cinnamon buns, snowshoeing in Narnia and drinking beer in an honest to goodness saloon are just a few highlights from our 2017 UP Winter Vacation. Plus we drove 1,300 miles, experienced a white-out on M-41 outside of Marquette and explored an ice cave. 

Canyon Falls Michigan’s Grand Canyon

Canyon Falls Michigan’s Grand Canyon

The Canyon Falls trail along the Sturgeon River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has been dubbed “Michigan’s Grand Canyon.” It is 15 miles south of L’Anse, Michigan on US 41. There is plenty of parking at the roadside park. Blue slashes along the trail mark the North Country Trail.

A Tour of Colonial Michilimackinac

A Tour of Colonial Michilimackinac

Colonial Michilimackinac is the last exit before Mackinaw Bridge and is packed with history and photo opportunities. It was the first stop on our 2017 Michigan Tour of Places we’ve always said we wanted to checkout or did and can’t remember. I think you could safely call it the 2017 Michigan Middle Age Tour

Detroit Riverwalk

Detroit Riverwalk

The Detroit Riverwalk is a Detroit gem hiding in plain sight. Check out our post for a preview of what you’ll find. It is Pure Detroit.

Dark Alley Cycle Shop Open House

Dark Alley Cycle Shop Open House

On May 13, The Dark Alley Cycle Shop in Marshall, Michigan threw an open house to show off the revamped shop with great beer, food, and music. We stopped by and interviewed Cabe and Lance. They shared a bit more about their vision for the shop, what sets them apart from other cycle shops, and if they anticipate partnering with a dealership. (That got them a bit sidetracked!)

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