This was an amazing adventure. We decided on Monday we could make it happen and on Thursday we were in the car headed north. No plans no agendas just an atlas and a cell phone and a full tank of gas. We loved spending time together, walking along the beaches of the Great Lakes, exploring the many lighthouses, eating at unique restaurants, lodging at out of the way places. The highlight was Whitefish Point in the upper peninsula of Michigan. Staying in the US Coast Guard residence and sitting on the beach at sunset with the lighthouse behind us and a big ship passing by we treasured the time to reflect upon a life that is so foreign to us.