So my mom, step-dad, mother-in-law, father-in-law, wife and myself go to Traverse City (see Luciana’s web site for the pictures…I took a couple of them!). Its a very nice city, but I can’t imagine how much snow they get in the winter, not to mention their summer is probably 2-3 months maximum.
I was too tired to wake up in the middle of the night to try to see the northern lights, but some how I doubt they are visible (though my mom read a story that someone saw them from Ohio, which I find impossible to believe). Definately something that must be done is seeing the northern lights: Aurora Borealis.
All of Michigan is covered with lakes and rivers, great for canoeing. Even for my parents and myself as seasoned canoeing experts, this river at Ranch Rudolf was fast compared to what I’m used to. But we still had fun, didn’t fall in, saw some birds and a raccoon (though he ran away before we got to take a picture). It was a great weekend, except for the car sickness. I can’t wait till someone invents a better way to travel.
Being in Traverse City means we were half way between the equator and the north pole, so we were at “The 45th Parallel”.