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Here in Michigan

July 3rd, 2015 at 12:26 pm

I drove up yesterday, leaving at about 10 am. My brother called just as I was pulling onto Lake Shore Drive, so I pulled off to talk to him. Turns out his father-in-law just had triple-bypass surgery. However, they decided to go ahead with the reunion plans, since he is doing well, my sister-in-law is sharing hospital duty with her sister, and all the food, etc. was already purchased. But he wanted me to know there was no hurry to get there, as they would be busy all day.

So began a long, slow trip to Michigan. I stopped for lunch, spending $5 on a salad and $1 on an ice cream cone. I stopped at a mall and bought two pairs of sandals. I had been planning on looking for a pair, since my brown sandals were falling apart. I was lucky enough to find great sandals on sale -- comfortable and good looking, so I bought them in brown AND white. $52 for both.

Up the road a bit, I stopped at Panera to get asiago cheese bread ($4) and at another stop got raspberries from a farmer's market ($5). Both of those were bread-and-butter gifts.

I stopped for gas ($32) and once I got to town I got a mani/pedi (so much cheaper than Chicago!) ($44) Finally rolled into my brother's driveway around 6:30 Michigan time. My kids arrived a few hours later. We had a light supper and went to bed.

So yes, it was quite a bit of spending, but nothing I am unhappy about.

I went out to lunch today with my former prof -- he treated.

Now the kids are swimming, kayaking, playing catch -- having a great old time. I'm going to join them!

4 Responses to “Here in Michigan”

  1. PatientSaver Says:

    HOpe you share some photos with us!

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That sounds like a great way to travel. Smile
    How much are mani/pedis in Chicago that $44 is a bargain??? I used to get them for $25, and here they are $30 +tip of course.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I forgot to mention that $44 included a $7 tip and tax. Mani/pedis in my area are generally $20-25 for the hands, $25-30 for the feet. Of course, I only get them when there are special deals, but for a regular price, this was good.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Hope you have a delightful time!

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