Hilton Garden Inn Detroit-Southfield
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Day 1: we farewell Brian's Chicago apartment in the morning and head out for Ann Arbor. The drive was about 6 – 7 hours. Once we get to Ann Arbor we are nervous about getting accommodation since there was a beer fest going on that weekend. At the first exit we get off, I am told that no hotel at this exit has vacancy and that our best bet was to head to the south side of the city. We took her advice and jumped back into the car. The first hotel had one ...
... and oh so yummy. Matt goes nuts over the teppanyaki. His favorite meal!)
It ended up taking us 12 hours to make the "short" 8 hour drive. So much for our plans to get home early!
So this is the final detailed budget tally. Turned out to be a pretty low-cost vacation - especially since we did many "bucket list" activities that are typically super expensive.
... plan so this let us keep yapping during the whole drive).
The last bit of the drive took us through the Tail of the Dragon, the most famous touring road in North America. It sure was a twisty drive! Unfortunately, Matt and Esen both got a little nauseous after a while so it eventually became a difficult drive. Took us over an hour to get through the Tail.
After a bit over 12 hours on the road, ...
... modern (albeit still in the 1900s) school followed by the Logan County Courthouse which was, allegedly, where Abraham Lincoln practiced law before he become the 16th President of the United States of America. Next up was an exact replica of Edison's Menlo Laboratory. Rumour has it that when it was completed Henry Ford invited Edison to check out the replica and he said that it was an exact replica (even down to the slant in the floor). It's ...
... take, but its alright, I'm sure I'll make time in the future to travel with her as well!
Concerning the trip today, I'll be making a layover in Amsterdam, and then connecting a flight to Bucharest later on, so I'm excited, as I love to fly! I'll be continuing to update this blog so I can share all of my experiences with everyone from back home as best I can! Stay tuned! Wish me luck everybody!