Road Trip 2018 – Michigan

Note: this post is a bit of a work in progress, and some of the text serves as placeholders or memory aides. We took this trip back in late April and early May, and I should have written this then (but I didn’t). So, I’m working from memory, after the fact, and the post is going to be too long to write in one sitting, which means I’ll fill in details as I have time and can either remember or research them.

Nancy and I traded our timeshare week at Myrtle Beach, SC, for a week at Harbor Springs, MI, this year – the week of April 28, 2018, through May 5, 2018, to be exact. Knowing that the trip would be a rather arduous one-day drive, and also knowing that there are some interesting things to see along the southern shore of Lake Erie, we also made reservations to stay in Sandusky, OH, for the nights of April 26 and 27. For the return trip, we made a reservation to spend a night in Columbus, OH – but more on that later.

Sandusky and Cleveland

Hotel Kilbourne, Lake Erie, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame…


Pizza for lunch… ( – T Towne Grinders & Pizza. 3156 Navarre Ave Oregon, OH 43616. (419) 725-2820. )

Old Mission Peninsula

Mission Point Lighthouse and the Peninsula Grill .

Harbor Springs (Finally!)

It was late, and Waze lead us a bit astray (my fault, not theirs), but we finally made it to the condo.

Sam’s Graces Cafe and Bakery, Tom’s Mom’s Cookies, Harbor Springs Lyric Theater,

The Yoop

Lake Michigan, The “Scenic Route,” Mackinaw City, Lake Huron, the Mackinac Bridge, Paradise, Berry Patch Gifts & Bakery (pastie), Lake Superior, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Tahquamenon Falls, and Tahquamenon Falls Brewery & Pub.


Shopping, “Petoskey Stones,” and the City Park Grill.

Headed Home

Ft. Wayne, IN; Columbus, OH; Cumberland, MD; Mr. Tire; home-sweet-home.