Michigan, state forty, by the numbers:
Total miles: 742
Total money gained: $11.36 (A host gave me $10 to go to a museum, and another had me drop something off at the post office and there was $1.36 leftover.)
Total money spent: $116.56
Other transport: $5.00 (parking and toll)
Budgeted amount ($200/week or $28.57/day): $114.28
Total over budget: $2.28
Approximate amount of money saved from awesome other people paying for me: $25
North American Reciprocal Museum pass: $0 ($189.50 from $100)
National Park Interagency pass: $0 ($325 from $80)
Number of free meals: 6
Total nights spent with people I already knew: 0
Total nights spent with Couchsurfing hosts: 5
Total nights spent with non-Couchsurfing hosts: 0
Total nights spent in the car: 0
Total number of hosts/homes stayed in: 4
Total number of Couchsurfing hosts/homes: 4
Total number of family/friend hosts/homes: 0
Total dates: 0
Total encounters with Mrs. Meyer’s soap: 2 (1 -basil)
Total unexpected, but awesome experiences: 13
Total “Am I Done yet…?” moments: 1
Total “This is so AMAZING, I can’t believe how AWESOME my life is!” moments: 12
Detroit – Pewabic Pottery – super cool pottery.
Detroit – Belle Isle – it’s just really beautiful.
Detroit Historical Museum – good history and information about Detroit.
Fredrick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park – I couldn’t afford it and it was cold, but it looked great.
Traverse City – The Cherry Republic – try all the cherry flavored foods!
Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore – I recommend Pyramid Point, it’s beautiful.
Family Video – I didn’t actually go to one, but I appreciated that I saw at least three while in Michigan.
MICHIGAN THINGS TO SKIP IF YOU’RE CRUNCHED FOR TIME:
Heidelberg Park – maybe it was just because Hillbilly Garden in Kentucky was so good that I just really wasn’t feeling this recycled material folk art.
Petoskey – cute small town, not much going on though.
Marquette – though if you are there go to Ore Dock and get a $2 beer and watch the sunrise over Lake Superior in the morning.
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