The cat is out of the bag!! It's official folks. Our ferry tickets are purchased, our trip planning has begun, and the wait is finally over. Now to pack up our house...
Honestly, I received some seriously incredible job offers from schools here in Alaska, but I just couldn't bring myself to take any of them. I love Alaska and everything about it. However, Alaska was always MY adventure. When I first met Cody he was in the process of moving to Florida. He changed his plans and decided to stay local to be with me, fast forward eight months and I had accepted a job in Alaska. While he has loved Alaska, it has put many aspects of his life on hold. He had to give up music (he was a touring musician when we met) and college. Both of these he will be immersing himself in as soon as we get to Michigan. So, we will be moving so that he can get back on track and we can be closer to our family. I think it is going to be the best thing for both of us.
We will be living in the Saugatuck-area of Michigan. It is truly one of my most favorite places in the world. It is an artists haven on the western shore of the state. As a child, I vacationed in this area every summer. Then, last year my dad retired to the area to live year-round. We are planning on staying with him until we find a place that suits our needs (i.e. pet friendly and enough room for Cody's drum kit). I couldn't be more excited at the prospect of living in my childhood vacation haven!
It's been an incredible journey and I couldn't ask for anything more from Alaska. Stay tuned to the blog for updates! Cody and I will be taking 15 days to camp our way through Canada in July and we will have a few more adventures in the mean time. I plan to document every aspect of our journey :)
Have you ever visited western Michigan?
What is your favorite road trip to take?