The trip to Michigan for my brother's wedding is finally here! We leave tomorrow, Tuesday June 12, in the evening and will hopefully be to my hometown by Wednesday evening. In the past, driving across the country or back to Michigan seemed a lot easier. Nowadays, I'm exhausted by hour nine and ready to pull over. Most of the time when we go to Michigan, we have such a limited time frame, we can't really plan for multiple day drives up or down. Powering through is the only option ahead, and I'm going to use my upcoming hike at Tahquamenon Falls as motivation. Oh, I suppose seeing the family is motivation too, but those falls...dang.
This will be the first big adventure for Oliver the Outback, and I couldn't be happier about our destination. It will be good to get some adventure miles instead of just the obscene amount of commuter miles I've put on since last July.
This is my first step in getting back on track with my outdoor plans and personal goals. I'm using this trip, this drive, and this upcoming hike as motivation to get back to my normal existence. I've had plenty of great days and fun destinations locally, but there is just something about a trip out of state to shake things up and make you appreciate life all over again. Once I accomplish this hike, I know I'll want to keep going even once back here in the hot, humid, sun drenched land that is known as Texas.