Week 2: Michigan

We're well into the 3rd week of our epic road trip and time is really flying. So fast, I realized, I hadn't even popped in to share some of the details from week 2, spent in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. 

While we enjoyed our full week in Michigan, there was one day in particular that was most memorable. A day spent on the small lake at my brother and sister-in-law's home. 

They are so lucky to live right on a lake. And, our kids took full advantage. They loved jumping off the dock, relaxing in the flotation station, swimming to the floating island and most of all - scootering around on the inflatable jet skis.

Truth? The jet skis are the entire reason I'm sharing this post. They are just so cute and the kids loved them! They only hold up to 100 pounds so I just had to trust them on this one :) 
A tiny motor powers a small fan under the jet ski that scoots them around at a snails pace. Just enough for them to think it's fun, and slow enough for us to feel like it's safe.

Oh, one more thing. We discovered a new cookbook while we were in the Detroit area called, Ribs, Chops, Steaks and Wings by Dr. Ray "DR.BBQ" Lampe. We made several recipes from the book and they were all amazing. We'll be adding this book to our collection soon. 

We're in Chicago now - having a great time catching up with family and friends - more details to come, including a feature on a cool vertical garden a friend made. I also heard the final stage of construction on our back porch makeover is starting this week. Hoping it will be done by the time I get home… a short 8 weeks after the project started. Zoinks.

until next time,