Monday, December 5, 2022

Family and Last of a Beautiful Drive

We are presently in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We spent a wonderful Thanksgiving in Lower Michigan with our son, our daughter-in-law, along with four of our grandchildren. Now we are in the UP spending time with our daughter and her family which means time with three of our grandchildren. 

One of the things we have learned this year is how important moments are and these moments back in Michigan have been worth every mile of driving we did to get here. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Spent the night at the Powhatan Motel in Pocahontas, IL
Then a stop at Scooter's for coffee and we are on our way.
Cuteness: after you order your coffee they say scoot
forward to pick up your order.

Real cuteness: getting to see our youngest
grandchild fall asleep on the couch. 

Thursday, November 24, 2022 (Thanksgiving)

Playing poker with Papa, two more playing,
while our daughter-in-law puts together
delicious sides for dinner. Our son resting after
spending the night smoking the turkey.

We have a wonderful Thanksgiving with our son, daughter-in-law, and four of our grandchildren. 

Monday, November 28, 2022

Four reasons that makes every mile worth it.

In the doorway of their home our son is holding his youngest
and the little one is waving and saying "See you later alligator"
over and over as we wave and drive away whispering,
"after while crocodile".

Crossing the Mackinac Bridge even though it is dark we
can see the lights of "home" in front of us.

The last of the pictures of our ride on Friday, November 18, 2022 
(The last of this picture overload.)

Stopped at a traffic light in Show Low.


We are at around a 6900 elevation at this point.

The sun is setting behind us as we continue
heading north and east.

Not quite the New Mexico sign we usually see.

The last of today's light as we continue
or trek towards family.

We are glad you stopped by!
If you have time to leave a comment we would enjoy hearing from you.


  1. Very much worth the drive! Very scenic drive but when see snow I am always tempted to turn around. Lol.
    Enjoy the time with family.


    1. That ride was worth it. I know what you mean about seeing

  2. Glad you made it home and enjoyed those visits. ❤️💕❤️💕

  3. I love your son's home. It's beautiful.

    1. They just purchased this house in the last few months and they are all very excited to make it into their home.

  4. Glad you made it there safely and had some great family time. It looks like it was definitely worth the drive. I bet you'll be happy to get back to your home.

    1. We enjoyed every minute with our family but it will feel good to get home.

  5. That was a beautiful drive home. Wonder what roads you two will take to return. We're waiting on Ogilby Road. Hope they don't throw us out before you get here. Great to be with family.

  6. I do not think we will match that ride on the way back. Looking forward to catching up to you all in a week. Will check in when it gets closer as to where.