On August 19th, I flew from Tucson, Arizona all the way back to the UP by myself where Jan and family friend, Brian, were waiting for me. I had just spent the summer with my family helping them move from Connecticut to Arizona. To get to Arizona, we packed up our house into a pod (a huge moving container) and shipped it off to our new house. After preparing to move, we took a two-week long road trip to get out west. Along the way, we stopped at Gettysburg and got to see the battle fields, the weapons, and the surgical tools that I wrote about in my weapons blog last spring. We took a two-hour bus tour of the battlefield and the memorials that were placed strategically to honor all the soldiers that died in battle.
Another highlight of our trip was Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. We took a tour down into the caves. I think it was 500 steps down. When we got to the bottom it was like we weren’t on earth anymore. It was just amazing.
During our first two weeks in Arizona, we went to some really cool places, like an air and space museum, a desert zoo, and some fun swimming pools with water slides, huge diving boards, splash pads, and salt water pools. When I got to see our new home, which is a bed and breakfast, I was shocked. It was so much different than our old home but yet so cool. I got to stay in our new home for about a month and I came to appreciate it. At one point, it got to 115 degrees. It was almost like a mild sauna but without the steam. But as always, all times must come to an end. So, after a super fun summer, I came back to Michigan and a new fun adventure begins.