Extended Stay America - Detroit - Madison Heights
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Day 8: The Long Drive Home
At this point we split with the Lys since we wanted to get an earlier start and they wanted to sleep in. When we said goodbye, they were just starting to get up and eat some breakfast.
It was now time for our 8 hour drive home. That sounded short to us seasoned travellers (A few short years ago, a 4 hour drive to Toronto was a LOOOONNNGG drive for us. We are finally ...
... did stuff in the surrounding forests.
We really have enjoyed our stay here. All the places we chose to rent things from were fabulous.
The plan was to leave Saturday morning at 7am. We ended up leaving about 7:45am (I blame the Lys!). We used walkie talkies to stay in touch between our 2 vehicles which worked out pretty well when we lost cell signal in the mountains (plus the Lys don't have a ...
... and Geraniums hanging from attractive light poles and in front of many shops, and even larger ceramic pots of mixed plantings dot the street. Now several of the cafés have outdoor seating and the street has benches at intervals. As before, there are a large number of antique and gift shops some of which are only open 4 days pw but the little town appears to be thriving and we find a few little treasures in one such large shop.
Back to Gary ...
Woke up around 9. Yesterday I spread my bag all over the room, to let things dry after being damp in Brazil, because of the humidity. So I had to start packing and put all things that I won't use any more in the bottom of my bag. It took a while, and when I was done it was almost 11 and check out time. I checked out, left my bags at the hotel and ventured off to get food. Found a restaurant called ...
... Do you think they will speak mandarin there?" Chloé
"No, we are not going to go eat at a Japanese restaurant in the Detroit airport!" George
"For real this time, I will be done with my work in just 20 minutes." Tiffani
Hopefully, time will pass quickly and we will soon be on our way. But then again, we are on our way to a fabulous vacation for almost a full month....I'm sure we will not get any sympathy for our situation!
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