Diving the Straits of Mackinac

Diving the Straits of Mackinac

Back in June, you may recall that we spent two days diving at the Flower Gardens National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico. After that trip, Aaron and I remembered that we loved diving, we loved diving together, and realized that we need to do more of it. The only way to ensure this is to book another trip. So we did. On our way back home from our Flower Garden trip, we booked a shipwreck trip in the Great Lakes with the dive shop we use back in Michigan. I wonโ€™t lie, I was STOKKED about doing some shipwreck diving in our beloved Great Lakes again with one of our best friends!

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Kayaking on Lake Superior

Kayaking on Lake Superior

When we were in the UP, someone had taken the initiative and organized a kayaking tour for those interested. Of course I was all over this - kayaking, Lake Superior, no cell service, what could be better?! Our morning started off with a hearty breakfast at probably the best breakfast place in town - Soumi bakery. They serve an assortment of eggs, omelettes, and quite a big variety of Finnish specialities, Pannukakku and Nisu being two of their most popular. We then hopped in the car for the hour ride to the end of the Earth. Well, it feels like the end of the Earth. Fun fact, Copper Harbor is the city farthest from a major highway in the lower US (no one can compete with Alaska). How's THAT for off the beaten path?!

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Reunions and the Upper Peninsula

Reunions and the Upper Peninsula

At the beginning of September, Aaron and I made a trip back to the US. It was our first time being back together in over a year. We spent two weeks there and boy were we busy! Between appointments, seeing friends and family, a baby shower, selling Aaron's truck, and a long weekend to God's Country (also known as the Upper Peninsula of Michigan), we barely had any downtime. But being back there made me realize that I miss Michigan much more than I thought.

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Going Home

Going Home

Tomorrow morning, we load up our small car with 4 giant suitcases and carry on's to head to the airport, park the car, and get on a plane bound for Detroit, Michigan. To say we are excited is the understatement of the century. Just over a year ago, we were going though this same process, but in reverse - boarding a plane bound for Frankfurt. We are headed back for our ''long'' vacation this year: two weeks in the beautiful, glorious, water-surrounded, family and friends filled, state of Michigan. Eek! So excited!

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