Michigan Roadtrips

I love Michigan and have lived here all my life. Within one to four hours in any direction, you can take an endless number of road trips and discover fun things to do.  (Under the “Michigan” category, you can bring up earlier posts – and I hope you will.)  

We’ve got countless lakes at every turn, gorgeous weather and amazing vineyards as well as sports, casinos, festivals, concerts, theaters, galleries, universities, zoos, great restaurants, parks and markets….you get it, right?

I’m sharing a couple of slideshows of road trips I’ve made over the last four weeks, from St Clair and Marysville to Traverse City, Lake Leelanau, Cedar and Suttons Bay. If you have a chance to visit Michigan, these are a few of my favorite places.

  1. St Clair & Marysville

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2. Traverse City, Cedar, Lake Leelanau & Suttons Bay

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Morning Glories Gone Wild

A year ago, I planted a single, tiny morning glory with one little blossom on the edge of my herb garden.  After a few weeks they went crazy.  Earlier this summer, I recall worrying that no morning glories had appeared in my garden in spite of millions of seeds that fell while I was dead-heading last fall.

Silly me.

When we returned to Michigan after two weeks in Tennessee, my herb garden had disappeared under a canopy of morning glories gone wild.

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Oh no – where are my herbs?

A gleam in his eye, Spence offered to find his machete and “help me”.  I declined in favor of a kinder, gentler approach pruning until the herbs were liberated while surrounded by a wall of morning glories.

Aren’t they gorgeous? They appear to have tiny white lights in their centers, illuminating from within while their rich colors provide a fabulous display which delights me every morning.