On the road again

Headed out today to points north … yep, no one I know goes to “da U.P.” (Michigan’s Upper Peninsula) in ….December, ‘cept maybe snowmobilers and hockey players.

But I am.

This is a trip I’ve planned since taking the new job a month ago; I’m off to work with a direct report (employee), and to familiarize myself with our business there.

I’m headed to places with names like Ishpeming, Marquette, Escanaba and Houghton. I’ll see the shores of Lake Superior and meander my way along the Keweenaw Bay.  I’m off to explore a land I’ve never seen and meet people I’ve never met.

~1400 miles in 4 days. Thank goodness more than half will be by plane!

~1400 miles in 4 days. Thank goodness more than half will be by plane!

As much as I love the steadiness of my home and office routine, well today I just can’t wait to on the road again.   I like the adventure, seeing new places, meeting new faces, and traveling along life’s pathways.

P.S. Hubbs and I saw Willie at the Arena Theater in Houston, Texas.  What a performer!  His songs take me back to my teens… to Saturday nights spent cruising country roads with outlaw music blaring as loud as it could go.   He put on a great concert, and I’d see him again if given the opportunity.

Wherever the road takes you, I hope you have a great week, my friends!

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23 thoughts on “On the road again

  1. It’s wonderful you have a job you can run to every day! Safe travel in the ice and snow.

  2. Go with God.

  3. Have a lovely trip! Look forward to stories from your 4 day adventure 🙂

  4. Safe travels to you, MJ. So nice that you’re looking forward to the trip. Do you follow Dee at The View Out Here? She’s somewhere in northern Michigan, I believe. Motor Man and I are planning a trip to see her someday!

    • Thank you, Dianna. I do follow Dee at the View out Here and she is near Alpena, MI (NE corner of the state). I hope to meet her one day as well 🙂 MJ

  5. Have a great trip, MJ. Have you ever read my friend Kathy’s blog–Lake Superior Spirit? She’s on my blogroll. Kathy’s a wonderful writer you might enjoy. Sorry to be so behind on my blog reading!

  6. Enjoy your adventure! Funny to read about where you’re heading. I was just introduced to and read for the first time tonight a blog written by a women from the very same.

  7. cooper

    in 1980, me and the mrs. saw bill cosby at the arena theater. this was at a lull in his career before the cosby show came into being. tickets were $10. a great show and a kewl theater. And the furthest out of detroit I’ve been is east to lake st. clair. would love to roam the UP sometime…during the summer!

    • Guess what? We saw Bill Cosby in the Arena Theater in the mid-90s; he talked mostly about his barium enema – wasn’t that funny :(. Great theater, and I do believe it’s closed now.

      MI is gorgeous, come visit!

  8. Hey, hope your travels are safe and wonderful! We traveled through some beautiful roads in Michigan when we lived there, back in the early 90s…holds a lot of great memories! This time of year, stay warm! ~ Sheila

  9. I hope you have a wonderful and insightful trip and return safely. Bet there will be much to tell us later.

    • Thank you, Renee; ended up having to gate check my bag and it didn’t make the connection till the next day … but I made it through, safe & sound. Had a good trip, met some wonderful people and experienced new things – all good!

  10. Have so much fun!

  11. I commend you on a gutsy move to a job where you travel alot. I would never be able to do this in the winter. Hope you’ll be home for the holidays.

    • Thank you, but I only did travel this week and probably won’t have more than the odd road trip going forward. I am home, safe & sound. 🙂 MJ

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