One Day in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Today was our first “real” day of hiatus! Our first actual day was mostly driving north, but today we hit Michigan and got to spend some quality time in the Ann Arbor region. It is such a cute, quirky, liberal minded town – we almost felt like we were in Nashville!

We started the day with a drive through Ypsilanti, who’s claim to fame is that their water tower won the Cabaret Magazine’s 2003 “Most Phallic Building” Contest. I didn’t tell Reuben that’s why we were visiting until we drove by…and his reaction was priceless!

Next, we drove to Bandamer Park in Ann Arbor to explore a bit of the Border to Border Bike Path and give Chip a little bit of practice on his Walky Dog bike leash. He is learning, but it definitely tires him out to run so quickly with the bike. Regardless, the bike path provides a scenic avenue alongside the Huron River, full of people enjoying the water while it’s still summer time.







Once Chippers was tuckered out, we headed into town to search for the Fairy Doors of Ann Arbor. Yes, this is a legitimate thing! There are many secret hidden (and not so hidden) fairy doors all throughout the city. We spotted about seven in our travels before spotting, the Beer Grotto, a wonderful spot to enjoy a cold beverage.


For the evening, we are staying with Dale, a host from Boondockers Welcome, a site that connects fellow RVers. He met us on his tractor by the road to show us to the campsite in his backyard. He is graciously letting us stay on his little patch of Michigan paradise this evening. He even offered us hookups (AKA electric and water).

Though we didn’t get as much physical activity today as we wished, it was a great day to be on hiatus. We feel so very fortunate!


  1. Steve Cambisios

    Congratulations on a successful day one. May all the rest be as enjoyable.

    1. Melissa

      Thanks Steve! We are so glad you’re following along with us!

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