We headed across a small bit of Wisconsin to Michigan.
We were absolutely exhausted and we ended up going the wrong way and having to reenter Minnesota and then go back into Wisconsin.
There was very little in the far north of Wisconsin. By the time we got close to Michigan, we decided to just go into the closest entrance rather than the one in a town proper. It was a bit of a cheat, but honestly, tiredness aside, a state with a large failed city is a turnoff. I’ve been to places like Ann Arbor and they are nice enough, but when we were last near the region (Columbus, Ohio), we had decided against going up. We could hardly entirely miss off one of the lower 48 after hitting the other 47 though:
We did speak to one man and two dogs in Michigan, so that is something:
Here’s the video:
We also had a look at the gigantic Lake Superior:
If anyone should like to give us Michigan information or try to persuade us to move there, we are happy to listen.
We headed back south west to get back to my parents’. I must admit we mostly felt do done as soon as we crossed back into Wisconsin for the drive back:
We did see a few things of note however, especially in and around the town of Independence, Wisconsin:
We spent nearly 5 months traveling just over 20,000 miles. We had a look at all of the lower 48 to varying degrees (not a lot of Michigan or Kentucky, but quite a lot of Florida and Texas). We traveled longer and saw more than either of us thought we would. We may have been knackered by the end, but I’m glad we did it as thoroughly as we could with the time and resources we had.
Obviously it would have been nice to go to Alaska and Hawaii, but that would have greatly increased the time and price of the trip. That said, if anyone has any all expenses paid trips to give us, we’d love to go 😉
Even though the trip around the country is done, the HiJenx are far from over. We still have to analyze everything, pick a place and actually go live there. There will certainly be more minor differences to find out about and new cultural experiences to blog about.
Thank you all for reading and watching and stay tuned for more on the rest of our immigration journey.